Lozano Late Summer Classic (FREE)


Saturday, August 12, 2017
Chicago, IL
Open Tournaments


A free tournament for all -- no US Chess membership is required and this tournament will NOT be rated by US Chess -- but will generally follow USCF Rules.

Two Divisions: Open & Junior: 26 Trophies / Awards!

Open Division is open to all including adults, college-aged and high school students -- or ambitious younger players!

Junior Division has three sections: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8 (14 & under)

Format: Both Divisions, 5-rounds, non-elimination

Time Control: Open Division: Game/30; 5-second delay; Junior Division: Game/20; 5-second delay

If game begins without a clock due to availability, tournament director may place a clock with 5-minutes or 10-minutes per side for remainder of the game.

All sets are provided in both divisions. All clocks provided in the Open Division; please bring clocks for the Juniors Division IF you understand how to set your own clock.

Limited to 108 entries overall: register early!

Due to generous sponsorships this is a FREE EVENT -- Please support Chicago Public Library Foundation – Lozano Programs.

On-site Registration: 9:15am to 9:45am

Tournament Play: will begin at 10am

Open will conclude by 4:45pm, Juniors should finish by 3pm.

Please pre-register at

Library doors open 9:00 am – please pre-register online by Friday and check-in by 9:45 am Saturday or else register in person no later than 9:30 am Saturday to assure first round pairing.

Site: Lozano Branch of Chicago Public Library, 1805 S. Loomis in the historic Pilsen neighborhood west of the Loop

Questions? email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – no question is too silly to ask!

ASAP pairings (ASAP = as soon as possible) Please don’t disappear between rounds! 

Lunch idea: grab a homemade tamale from the wonderful cart lady stationed across the street -- or visit any of a number of local dining venues. Support the Pilsen community!



Chicago Public Library: Lozano Branch
1805 South Loomis
Venue Custom Field 1:
In the historic Pilsen Neighborhood