The Illinois Chess Tour is Back
- Written by Michael Cardinale
Following a five-year absence, the Illinois Chess Tour will return in 2012, with a new format intended to emphasize participation and revitalize over-the-board play between metro
Ten premier events will be featured beginning with the 26th edition of the Tim Just Winter Open this January. Also included will be two events in
An estimated $1600.00 in cash and prizes will be awarded in both performance and participation categories.
Two sponsors have been secured for the 2012 season. Our major sponsor will be the Continental Chess Association, headed by Bill Goichberg. The CCA is the organizer of three Tour events, including the aforementioned Chicago Open. Also sponsoring will be Marbles: The Brain Store, an expanding chain of retail shops that emphasize products (games, puzzles, software, books, etc.) intended to promote brain health.
Marbles’ sponsorship will take the form of a Tour kick-off event at their Grand Avenue store on Saturday, October 29th , 2011. The event will feature a simultaneous exhibition by National Master, reigning
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