Patrick G. Machaj Memorial Tournament at Benjamin School


Saturday, December 2, 2017
West Chicago, IL
Scholastic Tournaments


Where:  Benjamin School 28W300 St. Charles Road, West Chicago, IL 60185

Three divisions: Primary 3rd grade and under, 5 round Swiss G/30, Elementary grades 4-5 G/35, 5 round Swiss, Junior High grades 6-8 4 Round Swiss G/45.

Entries: Advance entry only. No on site entries. Joe Splinter, 1944 St. Clair, Hanover Park, IL 60133 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone 630-965-2744.  Include name, grade, school and current USCF number and expiration date. If USCF expired, please renew on-line before tournament and bring print-out of renewal.

Entry Fee: $20 if payment and all required information is received by Friday, November 24. $25 from November 25 until December 1 when registration closes. One check per school please.

Please make checks payable to Benjamin Activity Fund. USCF membership should be done on-line at

Awards:  A total of 46 awards will be given. Top 5 Teams in each section (15), top 10 individuals in each section (30), and top kindergarten player (1).

Time: Arrive by 8:30. First Round at 9 AM. Subsequent rounds ASAP.

Food service available from 8:00 to end of tournament.

Tournament Directors: Jeff Wiewel and the St. Charles Chess Club directors.

NEW - Parents and Coaches viewing of games
During the first round only, parents and coaches will be allowed to stay in the tournament room to view games in progress.





Benjamin School
West Chicago