7th Orwell Memorial — ILLINOIS CHESS TOUR


7th Orwell Memorial — ILLINOIS CHESS TOUR
Saturday, June 24, 2017
DeKalb, IL
Open Tournaments


Sponsored by the DeKalb Chess Club.

Recognizing what would have been the author's 114th birthday (born 6/25/1903).

Format: Four rounds, G/60 with 5 second delay, Dual-rated by the US Chess Federation.

Sections: Open, Reserve - Under 1600 and Booster - Under 1200.

Prize Fund: Cash Prizes at TD discretion (calculated and posted during second round), but generally $100 for first prize in Open, $75 for first prize in Reserve and $50 for first prize in Booster.

Additional prizes: With minimum of 24 entries, cash prizes will also go to 2nd place overall, Top U1800 in Open, Top U1400 in Reserve and Top U1000 in Booster.

Where: First Congregational Church, 615 N First Street, DeKalb, IL

On-site Registration: 8:45am - 9:20am

Rounds: 9:30am, 11:45am, (Lunch), 2:15pm, 4:30pm, with conclusion anticipated by 6:30pm.

Entry Fee: $30 with no pre-registration, $20 with advanced registration by Wednesday, June 21, $25 after Wednesday 6/21 but before Friday 6/23 midnight with courtesy of an email.

ICA Members receive $3 discount off any of above.

ICA memberships are $15 for adults and $10 for juniors and provide $5 discount to Chicago Open, Chicago Class, Illinois Open, Midwest Class and Illinois Class in addition to supporting ICA programs.

Pre-registration: send USCF ID number, name and desired section to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lunch: refrigerator and microwave available onsite for registrants,
delivery menus also available onsite (Chinese, Thai, Jimmy John’s).
Pizza: $5 for two slices and soft drinks.

Skittles room available for family and games analysis.

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First Congregational Church