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Illinois Open State Championship—ILLINOIS CHESS TOUR

Event

Illinois Open State Championship—ILLINOIS CHESS TOUR
When:
Saturday, September 2, 2017 - Monday, September 4, 2017
Where:
Northbrook, IL
Category:
Open Tournaments

Description

2017 Illinois Open State Championship
An Illinois Chess Tour Event.

$10,000 Guaranteed! $9,400 tournament prize fund plus $600 in door prizes for ICA members!

Site: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2875 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062. Hotel phone for accommodation bookings ONLY: (847) 298-2525; Hotel booking: www.crowneplaza.com/northbrookchi, $94 room rate if reserved early with Group Code ILL. Hotel Food Deal: Free hot breakfast buffet for guests. 25% discount at Willows Restaurant to all tournament participants.

Sections: Open (open to all) and Reserve (Under 1800 or unrated). Both sections FIDE Rated - FIDE Laws of Chess will be followed.

Schedule:

  • 3-day option — Sept 2-4, G/90+30, Sat. & Sun. 12 noon & 6 p.m., Mon. 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.
  • 2-day option (ideal for those wanting to play in Saturday night’s Illinois Blitz Championship) — Sept. 3-4, rds. 1-3 G/45 d5, then merge with 3-day at rd. 4. Sun. 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., Mon. 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.

1/2-point byes (maximum two) OK all rounds, must commit by end of round 2; round 6 byes may not be rescinded after round 2.

Prizes: $9,400 unconditionally guaranteed!

  • Open Section: $1,500-900-450-260-150; Under 2400 $480-230-120; Under 2200 $460-220-110; Under 2000 $450-210-100.
  • Reserve (Under 1800) Section: $900-500-225-140-105; Under 1600 $360-180-120; Under 1400 $350-170-110; Under 1200 $340-160-100.

Unrated players qualify for top prizes only.

$600 in door prizes! Amazon gift cards given to ICA members.

Entry Fee:

  • $97 USPS postmarked by 8/11 and on-line by 7 p.m. on 8/11
  • $117 USPS postmarked after 8/11 (must be received by 8/25);
  • Online by 6 p.m. on 9/1 for 3-day schedule;
  • Online by 6 p.m. on 9/2 for 2-day schedule.
  • On-site registration: $135, 10-11:30 a.m. Sat., 9-10:30 a.m. Sun.
  • Entries after cutoff receive ½-point byes for round 1.
  • Reentries for $50 with appropriate byes.

$5 discount for ICA members (annual dues $15 regular, $10 scholastic— join at www.il-chess.org).

$20 extra to play in Open Section with rating of 1799 and below.

Free entry to Illinois GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs, FMs, WFMs.

Register at http://www.kingregistration.com/tournaments/event/ILOpen2017 or mail checks postmarked by 8/11 to Illinois Chess Association, PO Box 4521, Skokie, IL 60077-4521. No phone entries. Re-entries $50 with appropriate byes.

Active US Chess membership is required, discounted memberships for scholastic (K-12) may be available. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No additional FIDE membership required.

Boards, sets, and clocks provided by The Illinois Chess Association. All special rules, details, and tournament conditions subject to change without notice; changes will be posted ASAP at the  site & online.

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Side Events:

One-day Scholastic side event on Saturday daytime, 9/2, details and registration at http://www.kingregistration.com/tournaments/event/ldwscholastic17

Illinois Blitz Championship on Saturday evening, 9/2, details and registration at http://www.kingregistration.com/tournaments/event/ilblitz2017.

Not all web pages may be active until 7/20/17 – please check back.

The Illinois Chess Association has a 56-year history as a federally-recognized
501 c3 non-profit and is the Illinois affiliate of US Chess (the USCF).
Want to get involved in Illinois chess?  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summary of differences between FIDE Laws of Chess and US Chess Federation rules: http://www.uschess.org/content/view/12723/668

FIDE Laws of Chess: http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=171&view=article


Venue

Location:
Crowne Plaza Hotel Northbrook
City:
Northbrook
State:
IL