Denker Invitational Qualifier Guidelines

Qualification Requirement: Top 12 in 9-12th grade by rating according to the January rating.  Qualified players will be identified through the Warren Junior Scholar/Rising Star list of participants and from an article posted on the ICA website.  To be considered, players who are not already part of the Warren Junior Scholar/Rising Star program must contact the WJS Director by January 31 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Format: 5R-SS

Time Control: Game-90 + 30/sec increment

Schedule: 3 rounds on Saturday, 2 rounds on Sunday

Round Times: (Saturday) 9:30am, 2pm, 6:30pm; (Sunday) 9:30am, 2pm

Prizes: 1st place - $500 travel stipend to attend the Denker tournament + $250 coaching stipend; 2nd place - $250 coaching stipend. *(coaching stipend is payable to a mutually agreed upon instructor).  Travel stipend is paid only after the winner participates in the tournament. If for some reason, the first-place player does not attend, the player who does attend will receive the travel stipend.

Specific information such as location of event, dates of event and non-refundable entry fee deposit (if any) to be announced in the  official invitation.

 

 

Girls Invitational Qualifier Guidelines

Qualification Requirement: Up to the top 12 Girls in K-12 by rating according to the January rating supplement.   Qualified players will be identified through the Warren Junior Scholar/Rising Star list of participants and from an article posted on the ICA website.  To be considered, players who are not already part of the Warren Junior Scholar/Rising Star program must contact the WJS Director by January 31 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Format: 5R-RR

Time Control: Game-90 + 30/sec increment

Schedule: 3 rounds on Saturday, 2 rounds on Sunday

Round Times: (Saturday) 9:30am, 2pm, 6:30pm; (Sunday) 9:30am, 2pm

Prizes: 1st place - $500 travel stipend to attend the National Girls tournament + $250 coaching stipend; 2nd place - $250 coaching stipend. *(coaching stipend is payable to a mutually agreed upon instructor).  The first-place winner may choose to represent Illinois at either the National Girls tournament or the Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational.  The second-place player will attend the other. The travel stipend is paid to the player who attends the National Girls tournament.  There is no travel stipend awarded for the Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational tournament.

Specific information such as location of event, dates of event and non-refundable entry fee deposit (if any) to be announced in the  official invitation.

 

 

Barber Invitational Qualifier Guidelines

Qualification Requirement: Top 12 in K-8 by rating according to the January rating supplement.  Qualified players will be identified through the Warren Junior Scholar/Rising Star list of participants and from an article posted on the ICA website.  To be considered, players who are not already part of the Warren Junior Scholar/Rising Star program must contact the WJS Director by January 31 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Format: 5R-SS

Time Control: Game-90 + 30/sec increment

Schedule: 3 rounds on Saturday, 2 rounds on Sunday

Round Times: (Saturday) 9:30am, 2pm, 6:30pm; (Sunday) 9:30am, 2pm

Prizes: 1st place - $500 travel stipend to attend the Barber Invitational Tournament + $250 coaching stipend; 2nd place - $250 coaching stipend. *(coaching stipend is payable to a mutually agreed upon instructor).  Travel stipend is paid only after the winner participates in the tournament. If for some reason, the first-place player does not attend, the player who does attend will receive the travel stipend.

Specific information such as location of event, dates of event and non-refundable entry fee deposit (if any) to be announced in the  official invitation.