Bids Requested for 2015 Illinois Open

Interested organizers are invited to submit bids for the 2015 Illinois Open State Chess Championship. The tournament will be held Labor Day weekend, September 5-7, 2015. The winner of the tournament will be the 2015 Illinois State Champion.

The tournament has historically been 6-rounds, slow time limit, with 2 sections (Open and Reserve (U1800)). A $5 discount to ICA members and free entry to GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs, FMs, and WFM should be offered. ICA will reimburse the organizer for FIDE-titled players’ entry fees, at the lowest pre-registration entry fee amount, and for the $5 ICA member discount.

Interested organizers should submit bids by July 20, 2014 to Jeff Wiewel, Chair of the ICA Bid Committee, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a copy to Carl Dolson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Bid Committee Chair may communicate with a bidding organizer for clarification of various aspects of the submitted bid. The successful bid will be announced by August 31.

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ICA Tournament Bid Schedule

2016 Illinois Senior Open Chess Championship

The Illinois Chess Association is requesting bids from organizers interested in organizing the 2016 Illinois Senior Open Chess Championship, the winner of which will be the 2016 Illinois Senior Champion.

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Zacate to receive Broughton Award at Annual Meeting

Mike Zacate
photo by Betsy Dynako

The ICA has selected Michael Zacate to receive the prestigious Natalie W. Broughton Lifetime Achievement in Chess Award at the ICA Annual Banquet.

The Annual Meeting will be held November 23, 2013 at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville; 3003 Corporate West Drive; Lisle, Illinois. The annual business meeting will begin at 4:00 PM and is open to all ICA members. The Annual Banquet will follow immediately at 6:00 PM.

Tickets on sale now at http://shop.il-chess.org/.

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Joomla Update to 2.5.14

The Joomla Version has been updated. It appears to be okay. If you notice any problems please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thanks,
Tom Sprandel

Notice of Election 2013

The ICA is calling for nominations of General Members to the Board of Directors. These are the five members who are not executive officers.

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