All tournaments are USCF-rated, unless otherwise noted and require USCF membership. USCF Memberships may be purchased at most tournaments. Scholastic events are marked. Most tournaments prohibit smoking in the playing rooms.  Unless otherwise stated please bring your own boards, sets and clocks to events.

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October 24, 2009. 27th Kumbaya Scholastic Chess Tournament. National-Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL. 60077-4409.   Presented by Chess-Ed. 4R-SS G/30.  Schedule: Check in 9:30AM, Round #1 at 10:00AM, progressing ASAP.  Rated Sections: (K-8) rating 0-599, (K-8) 600-999, (K-8) 1000-1399, and (K-12) 1400+.  Also, Unrated Sections: K-2 and 3-8.  Awards:  Top 5 individuals: top 3 teams (top 3 scores/2 player min. for teams) in all sections except 1400+.  Section 1400+ will receive cash prizes for top 3 individuals--$50.00, $40.00, and $30.00 for 1st -3rd place winners, based on min. of 6 entries.  Entry Fee: $25.00 post marked by Saturday, October 17, 2009, $30.00 if received afterwards.  The Official Monthly USCF Supplement Rating Listing will be used for ratings.   No on-site registration.  Register: On-line at www.eventbrite.com/org/23735997 or mail-in.   Mail-in savings for siblings and teams:  If sibling plays take $5 off.  With team listing, include all required information on each member and take $5 disc for each team member listed, and mail in list with one check for team.  Send check payable to Chess-Ed., c/o A. Holt, 729 Colby Ct.,   Gurnee, IL. 60031.  Information/registration form:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

October 24, 2009. University of Chicago Chess Tournament. The Reynolds Club, University of Chicago, 5706 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL, USCF rated only (not FIDE rated). 4-SS G/60+10 Sec increment. $1225 b/60 (An increase of $525 over the last prize fund we offered at this site!). EF: $30 preentry, $40 at the site. $10 discount to U of C students. IDs will be checked at site and discount given at site. All pre-entries will be put in a drawing for a Chessbase software package of your choice. Prize Fund: (All class prizes based on 4 per section) 1st $400, 2nd $250, 3rd $150,Expert/A $125,B $100, C $100, D + below and Unrated $75, Biggest Upset $25. Registration: 9:00am-9:45am Round Times: 10am-12:30pm-3:00pm-5:30pm. Info/Preentries: Chris Baumgartner, 9985 Linda Ln Apt 2E, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (please make checks payable to Chris Baumgartner) Phone: 847-609-2987 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


October 24, 2009. 7th Annual Peoria Academy Fall Scholastic Chess Tournament. Peoria Academy, 2711 W Willow Knolls Dr, Peoria, IL 61614-1116. USCF required; individuals; five sections. Game 30 time control 4 Rounds. Sections: Primary: K-1, Primary: K-3, Elementary: 4-5, Junior High: 6-8. Prizes: Primary K-1, K-3, 4-5, & 6-8 Top three individuals in each section and to top three individuals in each Grade. Upset and unrated trophy for each section. Check-in: From 8:30 to 9am. First round will start at 9:30am. Rounds ASAP. Entry Fee: $13 per player payable at site. USCF. How to enter: Info needed: Players first, middle and last name in that order, grade, birth date, USCF number. E-mail preferred – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I'll return confirmation. 

October 24, 2009. Midway Chess Club Swiss Tournament, 6044 W 63rd St, Chicago, IL 60638. One Section USCF Rated. 9:00am-4:30pm Four rounds. Digital clocks are preferred and will be set to G/45 3 sec delay. Accelerated or decelerated pairings at TD discretion. Registration from 9:00 to 9:30 AM. Players must check in by 9:30 am; players who arrive late will receive a half-point bye for the first round. First Round 9:45 am, last round over roughly 4:30 pm. You may take one half-point bye in any round but the last. Entry fee is $10, please pay cash (no checks) at the door. Masters and Experts play free. Registration: Send name, USCF number, and telephone number to William Shehan @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Junior players (under fourteen years) rated 900+ are welcome. Sorry, but we do not accept junior players rated under 900 unless accompanied by a sponsor/parent throughout the event. Prizes to be determined. Possible Cash Prizes! Bring clocks -- Wheelchair accessible -- No Smoking.


October 31, 2009. Monster Blitz. 7 double rounds. 7SS G/5. USCF Rated.  Bethany United Methodist Church. 1696 McGovern St, Highland Park, IL 60035.  1 section. Schedule: Registration 9-9:30am, 1st round 9:45am.  Entry fee: $10 cash at the door. Free to All >=1900 on latest USCF list. Prize: A day of inexpensive chess. Entries: Send player’s name, USCF ID number and rating to Leo Vilker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Other: Bring clocks, sets. 3 blocks from Highland Park train station. Min rating 1000. Questions: Leo Vilker  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 7, 2009 Illinois State Scholastic All Grade Championships. Bloomington Junior High School 901 N. Colton Road Bloomington, IL  61701. Grades K-3: 5R-SS G/30; Grades 4-6: 5R-SS G/40; Grades 7-12: 4R-SS G/50.  Ten Sections: Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-12;  SCHEDULE: Grades K-3:  9:00, 10:15, 11:45, 1:00, 2:15; Grades 4-6:  9:00, 10:35, 12:15, 2:00, 3:35;  Grades 7-12:  9:00,  11:00,  1:00,  3:00.  PRIZES: 3 Team Trophies per each grade in K-1; 6-8; 3 Team Trophies for combined 9-12 section; 5 Team Trophies per each grade in 2-5; 10 Individual Trophies for each grade K-1; Medals for all other K-1 players; 15 Individual Trophies for each grade 2-5; 10 Individual Trophies for each grade 6-8; 3 Individual Trophies for each grade 9-12. Team score equals top 3 finishers with a minimum of 2 players from same school and grade. ENTRY FEE is $20.  Entries should be received by Thursday, November 5, 2009. If for some reason you do not register by Thursday, November 5, please contact Bill Barton by email, by 8:00 P.M. Friday, November 6.  The late registration fee is $50.00! No new registrations will be accepted Saturday morning!!  All money including registration and USCF membership fees are to be completed before the day of the tournament.  Online registration will be available through Thursday, November 5 at http://2009illinoischessallgrade.eventbrite.com.  For more information, please check out BNASC.org.  If you do not pay online, please make your check payable to Bloomington/Normal Area Scholastic Chess or BNA Scholastic Chess, and mail registrations with all information to Bill Barton 2267 Chase Lane, Normal IL  61761. For more information, please contact Bill Barton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 309-825-4852. Other information: Players must reside in Illinois or attend an Illinois school.  No club teams.  No byes last round.  Byes for any single round must be requested before the end of the first round.  Only one bye allowed for tournament.  All other rules/regulations shall be in accordance to CoChess By-laws and the USCF Rulebook.  Please do not bring coolers to the event.

November 7, 2009. Evanston Tri-Level.
4SS G/45. USCF Dual Rated. Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Three Sections: Gold: 1700 and over; Silver: 1200-1699; Bronze: Under 1200 and Unrated; 1600 - 1699 may play up to Gold; 1100 - 1199 may play up to Silver; published USCF Regular Rating determines eligibility; unrated players will be placed at TD discretion; sections may be combined at TD discretion; accelerated or decelerated pairings at TD discretion.. Digital clocks are preferred and will be set to G/40 plus 5 seconds delay. Schedule: Registration 9:00-9:30 am, first Round 9:45 am, last round ends roughly 5:30 pm. Players who check in after 9:30 am will receive a half-point bye for the first round. You may take one half-point bye in any round but the last. Entry Fee: $5.00, please pay cash (no checks) at the door. Masters and Experts play free. Your Prize: Four games of quality rated chess in a congenial atmosphere! Entries: send your name, USCF number, rating and phone number to Tom Sprandel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Other information: Junior players (under fourteen years) rated 900+ are welcome and must be accompanied by a parent throughout the event. Sorry, but we do not accept junior players rated under 900. Bring clocks. Wheelchair accessible. No Smoking. For more information: www.evanstonchess.org

November 7, 2009, Grove Chess Tournament, 900 Grove Ave. Barrington, IL 60010, sponsored by Yury Shulman’s Chess Without Borders. 5/SS. G/30 Schedule: Round 1 begins at 10:00 am, other rounds ASAP, tournament ends approx. 3.00 pm. USCF rated sections: 1. Primary (Grades K-3), 2. Elementary (Grades 4-5), 3. Middle school (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12) and Adults. Unrated sections: All grades and adults. Awards: Top 5 Individual trophies for each section. Top 3 Individual trophies for each grade K-5, Top individual trophy for grades K-12, Top 3 Team trophies in each rated section, Top 5 trophies in Unrated section. Entry Fee: $25 if postmarked by November 1; $30 if received after November 1; $35 on-site before 9:15 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will go towards a non-profit program. Registration: Make checks payable to: Yury Shulman International Chess School. Mail along with name, address, phone, email, team/school, grade, USCF rating and USCF ID to registration form to: Yury Shulman International Chess School, 428 Waverly Road, Barrington, IL 60010. For more information contact GM Yury Shulman at 312-375-7475, Kiran Frey at 847-382-5410, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.shulmanchess.com

November 7, 2009.  2009 Evanston Team Tournament. (Unrated High School and Junior High team tournament). Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston (see www.eths.k12.il/us for directions) Once at school, enter at West Entrance – west side of school. (Bacon Cafeteria is skittles area, Boltwood Cafeteria is playing area). Schedule: Check-in by 8:30, first round 9:00 then 11:15, 1:45, 4:00, awards 6:30. Teams not checked in by 8:30 may not be paired for 1st round! Format: 8 board team tournament, 4 rounds G/55 w/delay. Teams bring clocks & sets. Open section for additional players. JH Section . Awards: Trophies to top 5 teams, top 3 per board. Accelerated pairings if over 20 teams. Seeds based on 2009 IHSA State Tournament Finish. IHSA rules apply. Cost: $60/team, $8/additional player – please send tentative rosters by Sat. Oct. 24th . Other info: Food available on site and nearby. If enough interest, there will be a JH section. Contact: Dan DuBrow (site manager) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 847-668-2228. Please email probable rosters no later than October 24, 2009.


November 14, 2009. 28th Kumbaya Scholastic Chess Tournament. National-Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL. 60077-4409.   Presented by Chess-Ed. 4R-SS G/30.  Schedule: Check in 9:30AM, Round #1 at 10:00AM, progressing ASAP.  Rated Sections: (K-8) rating 0-599, (K-8) 600-999, (K-8) 1000-1399, and (K-12) 1400+.  Also, Unrated Sections: K-2 and 3-8.  Awards:  Top 5 individuals: top 3 teams (top 3 scores/2 player min. for teams) in all sections except 1400+.  Section 1400+ will receive cash prizes for top 3 individuals--$50.00, $40.00, and $30.00 for 1st -3rd place winners, based on min. of 6 entries.  Entry Fee: $25.00 post marked by Saturday, November 7, 2009, $30.00 if received afterwards.  The Official Monthly USCF Supplement Rating Listing will be used for ratings.   No on-site registration.  Register: On-line at www.eventbrite.com/org/23735997 or mail-in.   Mail-in savings for siblings and teams:  If sibling plays take $5 off.  With team listing, include all required information on each member and take $5 disc for each team member listed, and mail in list with one check for team.  Send check payable to Chess-Ed., c/o A. Holt, 729 Colby Ct., Gurnee, IL. 60031.  Information/registration form: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 

November 14, 2009. Springfield November Open. 3SS, G/80. Anchor Boat Club, 407 East Lake Shore Drive, Springfield 62707. Reg: 9:30-10:15. Rds: 10:30-1:30-4:30. EF: $17 by 11/11, $20 at site, $2 less for SCC members. Prizes: $$400 b/30. 140-80, 1600-1999 60, 1200-1599 50, Under 1200 40, Unrated 30. Ent/Info: David Long, 401 S. Illinois St., Springfield 62704. 217-726-2584. No outside refreshments may be brought on site. Information and directions at http://springfieldchessclub.110mb.com.

November 15, 2009. Arista Chess Clinic. Hotel Arista (www.hotelarista.com), 2139 CityGate Lane, Naperville, IL 60563.   Presented by Chess Education Partners for chess players K-12. Two USCF rated games (g/30) and individual game analyses and lecture by instructors Grandmaster Nikola Mitkov and International Master Jan van de Mortel.  Schedule: 1:00-5:00 PM Awards: All perfect scores receive a $20 gift card. Clinic Fee: $60.00 -- Siblings half price Register: Contact Jan van de Mortel at 773-470-8449 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Nikola Mitkov at 312-451-9417 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -- Space is limited 18. Snacks and drinks will be provided.


November 20-22, 2009. 2009 National Youth Action. 9SS, G/30, DoubleTree hotel, 1909 Spring Road,Oak Brook, Illinois, 60523, Tel: 1-630-472-6000 (1.800.222.TREE); $89 single/double/triple/quad. Four Sections – K-3, K-6, K-9, K-12.  Entry Fee:  $40 by 10/25/09 USPS (or $40 on-line by 10/25, 6 pm); $60 by 11/13/09 USPS (or $60 on-line 10/25/09, after 6 pm - 11/13/09, 6 pm); $75 USPS 11/13 –11/17 (or $75 on-line 11/13/09, 6:01 pm – 11/19, 6 pm); $75 by 11/20/09 6 PM on site (on-site entries after 11/20/09 6 PM can not be guaranteed pairing for round 1, instead they may receive ½ point bye round 1).  Checks payable only to Chess Central.  AwardsIndividual:  1st –20th Place in each section (K-3, K-6, K-9, K-12).  Class Awards:  1st-3rd Place, K-3:  U800, U600, U400, Unr.  K-6:  U1000, U800, U600, Unr.  K-9:  U1200, U1000, U800, Unr.  K-12:  U1400, U1200, U1000, Unr.  Teams:  1st-10th Place in each section.  Special Sportsmanship trophy! Schedule:  Opening Ceremony Sat., Nov 21 at 9:30 am.  Rds. 1-5 Sat., 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, 3:30 pm & 5 pm.  Rds. 6-9 Sun., 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm & 3:30 pm.  Side EventsBughouse Tournament – Fri, Nov 20, 6:30 pm.  EF  $20 per team ($10 for individuals and we help you create a team). On site registration only. Registration closes at 5 pm, Fri, Nov 20.  One section only, K-12.  Bughouse Awards:  1st-10th Place. Blitz Tournament – Sat, Nov 21, K-6 & K-12, 6:30 pm, EF  $15 USPS/on-line by 10/25, 6 pm, $20 USPS from10/26 – 11/17; $20 on-line 10/26, 6:01 pm -11/19, 6pm; $25 on site.  Registration closes at 5 pm, Sat, Nov 21. Blitz Awards: Individual: 1st-20th in each section.  Team:  1st-10th in each section.   Awards Ceremony for Blitz and Bughouse:  Sun, 9 am.  NYA Awards Ceremony:  Sun, Nov 22, 5:30-7 pm.  Club Teams allowed! Master simuls and analysis scheduled. Hotel Info: DoubleTree hotel, Oakbrook, Il  www.doubletreeoakbrook.com, or http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/CHIOADT-NYA-20091120/index.jhtml (630) 472-6020 or 630 472-6000 (1.800.222.TREE), HR single/double/triple/quad $89. Enter on line (except Bughouse) at http://nya2009.com. Checks payable only to Chess Central (no checks to USCF or Mike Zacate): Mail registrations with name-contact info-grade-birthday-team/school-uscf ID & exp.-address-city-zip-e-mail address-coach name & contact info to Mike Zacate (Please, no checks payable to Mike or USCF), 9401 Birch, Mokena, IL 60448. Updated info/Hotels/On-Line Entries: http://nya2009.com. $10 service charge for on-site section/roster changes, and all refunds. Bookdealers scheduled

November 21, 2009. Chess Friends at the National Youth Action. DoubleTree Hotel: 1909 Spring Road , Oakbrook, Illinois 60523. 4SS, G/60, $1000 b/50 $$ 300-250, U2000 $200, U1600 $150, U1400 $100, Un=top prizes only. Rnds: 10-12-2-4. Entry Fee: USPS $25 by 11/17 ($25 On-Line until 11/20, 6 pm), $30 on site until 9:30 AM. Entries (Checks payable only to Chess Central): Tim Just , 37165 Willow, Gurnee, Il 60031. Info: 847-244-7954 (before 6 PM), On Line Entries/info: http://nya2009.com/friends.html

November 21, 2009. Downers Grove Chess Club Tournament. 4-SS G/61 plus 5 sec delay. Fairview Village, 200 Village Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60516. Entries: Entry fee is $5, pay cash (no checks) at the door. Prize: Book prize for 1st place, no cash prize. First Round: 8:30am Bring clocks, sets provided. Registration: maximum number of players is 48, so advanced registration is advised. Send email with your name, phone number, and USCF number to Brian Smith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or leave info on (630) 983-9316. Onsite registration: 8:00 to 8:20 am Info: http://dgcc.home.att.net/ . Free parking, but park only in a space marked for visitors. "200 Village Drive" is the "Village Apartments" building. Enter its main entrance, and tell receptionist you are there for the chess tournament. USCF rated, USCF membership required. Multiple sections possible. Players may take a half-point bye, in any one round. For round 4, the 1/2 point bye must be requested before 8:20am. Junior players (under sixteen years) rated 900+ are welcome, and must be accompanied by a parent throughout the day. Sorry, but we do not accept junior players rated under 900.

November 27-29, 2009. Midwestern Chess Adventures Presents 1st Annual Martinovsky Memorial. Holiday Inn, 495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL 60123 847-488-9000 (Interstate 90 & Hwy 31),  6-SS  in 3-Sections: Open G/120+30sec (USCF+FIDE rated), 1500-1799  35/90 SD/60 (USCF rated), U1500+Unrateds 35/90 SD/60 (USCF rated). Also see scholastic event listed below. Entry Fee for all sections: $70 if postmarked by 11/10/09, $75 if received until day of tournament, $80 at the door.  Prize Fund: $3000 b/60 Open 1st $700 2nd $400 3rd $250 Top Expert $200  Top A player $200, 1500-1799 1st $300 2nd $200 3rd $100, U1500+Unrated 1st $250 2nd $150 3rd $100 Best player u1300 $75 Best Unrated player $75. Schedule: 3-day, registration 9:30-10:30am  Friday Nov 27.  Rounds Fri 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sat 11:00am – 5:00pm, Sun 9:30am – 3:00pm 2-day , registration 8:00-9:00am Saturday Nov 28.  Rounds 1-3 G/60 Sat 9:30am – 12:00pm – 2:30pm, then merge with 3-day schedule.  2 x ½ byes available rounds 1-5 if requested at time of registration. Preentries/Info: Christopher Baumgartner, 9985 Linda Ln Apt 2E, Des Plaines, IL 60016  Phone: 847-609-2987 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit our website for upcoming events: mcafidetournaments.blogspot.com


November 28, 2009. Martinovsky Memorial Scholastic Event. (Also see above event) 4-SS G/45 Registration 9-10am EF: $30 Rounds: 10:30-1:00pm-3:00pm-5:00pm. Prizes: Places 1-5 Trophies + software or book, Places 6-10 software or book. Preentries/Info: Christopher Baumgartner, 9985 Linda Ln Apt 2E, Des Plaines, IL 60016  Phone: 847-609-2987 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit our website for upcoming events: mcafidetournaments.blogspot.com

December 5, 2009. Benjamin Scholastic. West Chicago, IL

December 5-6, 2009. MCA FIDE Futurity IX. Touch Move Chess Club, 5639 N. Ashland, Chicago, 60660. 5-SS G/90+30Sec. One Section: USCF+FIDE rated, must be rated 1500 or over. EF: $40 pre-entries only. No on-site entries. Rounds: Saturday 11am-3:00pm-7:00pm, Sunday 11am-3:00pm. Prizes: b/20 paid entries: 1st $250, 2nd $150, 3rd $100, U2000 $50, U1800 $50. Send entries: Chris Baumgartner, 9985 Linda Ln Apt 2E, Des Plaines, IL 60016. Make checks payable to: Chris Baumgartner. Information: http://mcafidetournaments.blogspot.com/ or 847-609-2987.

December 12, 2009. 2009 Illinois Class Championships – A Chicago Blaze US Chess League Fundraising Tournament. 4R-SS G/60. Illinois Chess Association membership required. Holiday Inn Hotel: 5300 W Touhy Ave Skokie, IL 60077. 847.679.8900.  Prizes: $2,000 guaranteed in 6 sections: M/X: $400-200, Top Expert $150, $50 upset prize; Class A (U2000): $200-100, Class B (U1800): $200-100, Class C (U1600): $200-100, Class D (U1400), Class E/F/Unrated: Book Prize to top 2.  EF: $40 by 6pm 12/11, $60 onsite. Play Up 1 Class for $10. Re-entry with 1/2pt bye in Rd 1 for $20. Only 2 byes allowed. Last round bye must commit by start of Rd 2. Registration: 8:30am-9:30am. Rds: 10, 12:30, 3, 5:30. Mail entries with registration information to: North American Chess Association (make checks payable to) 4957 Oakton Street Suite 113 Skokie, IL 60077. Online registration available at: http://www.nachess.org/ilclass. Questions via email only: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No smoking. All profits from this event will be donated to the Chicago Blaze, the team that represents Illinois in the US Chess League.

December 19, Mc Henry Quad Tournament. 3 rounds, G/80. Holiday Inn Hotel, 495 Airport Road, Elgin, IL 60123. (Intersection of I-90 & Rt. 31.) Entry fee is $20 (cash or check only.) Cash prizes of $40 for first and $20 for second in each Quad. Registration begins at 8:30 A.M. First round starts at 9:30, and this single day event ends by 6:30. For more information see: www.mchenryareachess.org, or call Bob at 815-519-3323.

December 19, 2009. 29th Kumbaya Scholastic Chess Tournament. National-Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL. 60077-4409.   Presented by Chess-Ed. 4R-SS G/30.  Schedule: Check in 9:30AM, Round #1 at 10:00AM, progressing ASAP.  Rated Sections: (K-8) rating 0-599, (K-8) 600-999, (K-8) 1000-1399, and (K-12) 1400+.  Also, Unrated Sections: K-2 and 3-8.  Awards:  Top 5 individuals: top 3 teams (top 3 scores/2 player min. for teams) in all sections except 1400+.  Section 1400+ will receive cash prizes for top 3 individuals--$50.00, $40.00, and $30.00 for 1st -3rd place winners, based on min. of 6 entries.  Entry Fee: $25.00 post marked by Saturday, December 12, 2009, $30.00 if received afterwards.  The Official Monthly USCF Supplement Rating Listing will be used for ratings.   No on-site registration.  Register: On-line at www.eventbrite.com/org/23735997 or mail-in.   Mail-in savings for siblings and teams:  If sibling plays take $5 off.  With team listing, include all required information on each member and take $5 disc for each team member listed, and mail in list with one check for team.  Send check payable to Chess-Ed., c/o A. Holt, 729 Colby Ct.,  Gurnee, IL. 60031.  Information/registration form: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

December 20, 2009. Academy of Intellectual Games/Kings & Queens Chess Tournament. Unrated. Temple Judea Mizpah, 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie, IL 60077. 5 Rounds SS, G25 (or g/22 +3 sec). 3 Sections: Open, Scholastic Beginners and Scholastic Advanced. Sets provided; Bring your own clocks. Schedule: Doors open at 9:00 a.m., first round will start at 10:00 a.m. Awards, Open section: $300 in Prizes is guaranteed: 1st-$120, 2nd-$80, 3rd-$50, 4th-$30, 5th-$20. Awards, Scholastic Sections: top three in each section will receive trophies. Family team prizes will be distributed across all three sections; any number of players from the same family may enter, and the top two individual results will count toward the family score. EF: $25 if received by 11/1/09, $30 if received by 12/1/09, $35 per player on site. To register: go to www.aoigames.com/tournaments.htm, or send checks with player name, grade, phone number, section and rating to Sypro Consulting, 2379 Castilian Cir, Northbrook, IL 60062. Other information: Field limited to 200 players. Free parking. Food will be available for purchase from 11:30-2. For more information, call 847) 657-9686, (847) 207-2819, 847-778-5259 or (847)-414-3730 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

December 26, 2009. Evanston Double Blitz. Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. 6SS, Game/5 +2d. Two Games per Round. USCF Quick Rated. One Section. Six rounds of two games, game 5 minutes each +delay 2. Play both black and white against each opponent. Accelerated, regular, or decelerated pairings at TD discretion. Registration from 9:00 to 9:30 AM. Players must check in by 9:30 am; players who arrive late will receive two one-half point byes for the first double round. First Round 9:45 am, last round over roughly 3:00 pm. You may take one double bye (2 x 1/2 = 1 point) in any round but the last. Entries: Entry fee is $5, please pay cash (no checks) at the door. Please reserve your spot by sending Name, USCF number, phone number to Tom Sprandel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Prizes: Every player gets a day of blazing fast chess in a congenial atmosphere for $5! Other information: Junior players (under fourteen years) rated 900+ are welcome. Sorry, but we do not accept junior players rated under 900. Players under 14 must be accompanied by a parent throughout the day. Bring clocks. -- Wheelchair accessible. No Smoking. www.evanstonchess.org


December 27, 2009, Mayor Daley’s Holiday  Chess Championship
,    McCormick Place 2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL, sponsored by Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation. 4/SS. G/30 Schedule: Rounds at 10 – 11:30 – 1:30 – 3 pm. USCF rated sections: Primary (Grades K-2), Elementary (Grades K-5), Middle school (Grades K-8), Open (Grades K-12 and Adults). Unrated sections: Primary (Grades K-2), Elementary (Grades K-5), Middle school (Grades K-8), Open (Grades K-12 and Adults). Awards: Top 10 Individual each section. Top 3 Team in each section (No adult teams). Entry Fee: $12 if postmarked by December 14; $17 after; No Onsite entries.  Proceeds will go towards the non-profit Chess-In-The-Classroom program. Register: On-line at www.eventbrite.com/event/444516561 or mail-in, checks payable to Renaissance Knights along with registration form, to Renaissance Knights, PO Box 1074, Northbrook, IL 60065.  Information/registration form: www.renaissanceknights.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


January 9, 2010. Evanston Chess Club Rapid.
Levy Activity Center, 300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL. 5 round SS, G/29. USCF Quick-rated. Schedule: Registration from 9:00 to 9:30 am, players who check in after 9:30 am will receive a one-half point bye for the first round. First Round 9:45 am, last round over roughly 4:30 pm. Players may take one half-point bye in any round but the last. Entries: Entry fee is $5, please pay cash (no checks) at the door. Your Prize: Every player gets a day of great chess in a congenial atmosphere! Please reserve your spot by sending Name, USCF number, phone number to Tom Sprandel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Other information: Junior players (under fourteen years) rated 900+ are welcome, and must be accompanied by a parent throughout the day. Sorry, but we do not accept junior players rated under 900. Bring clocks. -- Wheelchair accessible. No Smoking. For more information: www.evanstonchess.org

January 16, 2010. Glenbard South High School.

January 16, 2010. Third Highland Park Scholastic. 4SS G/30. USCF Dual Rated.  K-12 Bethany United Methodist Church. 1696 McGovern St  Highland Park, IL 60035.   Sections to be determined. Schedule: Registration 9-9:30am, 1st round approx. 10:00am. Tournament ends at approx. 3pm.  Entry fee: $10 cash at the door. Prize: Trophies to the top 3. Entries: Send player’s name, USCF ID number, rating and parent’s name to Leo Vilker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Other: Bring clocks, sets. 
 
January 23, 2010. Northwest Scholastic Open.  Jane Addams Junior High School. 700 South Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193. Hosted by MacArthur/Eisenhower Scholastic Chess Club. Doors open 7:30 am. Sections/Start times: Junior High gr. 6-8 5 rounds SS G/45 9:00 am prompt; Elementary gr. 4-5 5 rounds SS G/40 9:30 am prompt; Primary grades K-3 5 rounds SS G/30 9:30 am prompt. Concessions available from 8 am until closing. Awards: (approx. 3:30 pm) Each Section: top 5 teams (top 4 scores count), top 5 individuals; Overall: top 5 unrated; Each grade: top 3 individuals; medals to all players missing a trophy on tie breaks; ribbons to all participants. Entries: advance registration only must be received on/before 1/18/10, $20 entry fee payable to MESCC (one check per school, please), USCF registration is required (available on site). Entries must include name, school, grade, USCF ID and expiration date; please sort by section and grade. Mail entries and payment to: MacArthur/Eisenhower Scholastic Chess Club, PO Box 95707, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169; email entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (excel or word format preferred); fax entries to 847-519-2164. Verify entries online at www.dogpages.com/macarthur. More information: Steve Froehlich (days: 847-885-7300 or cell: 847-951-5500).

January 30, 2010. Knights of the Forest Scholastic Open, Algonquin Middle School, 767 E. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016. Schedule: Doors Open 8:00 AM, Round 1 at 9:00 AM, progressing as completed. 7 Rated Sections: K-1; Primary (grades 2-3); Elementary (grades 4-5); Jr. High (6-8) U1000, Jr. High Open (over 1000). Awards: Top 10 individuals in each section.  Top 5 teams in Primary, Elementary, Jr High combined. Entry Fee: $25.00 by Monday, Jan 25, 2009, $30.00 if received afterwards. No on-site registration. See http://home.comcast.net/~forestchess for on-line registration.  Email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  or call Jack Vogel at 847-873-2007.  

January 23, 2010. 30th Kumbaya Scholastic Chess Tournament. National-Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL. 60077-4409.   Presented by Chess-Ed. 4R-SS G/30.  Schedule: Check in 9:30AM, Round #1 at 10:00AM, progressing ASAP.  Rated Sections: (K-8) rating 0-599, (K-8) 600-999, (K-8) 1000-1399, and (K-12) 1400+.  Also, Unrated Sections: K-2 and 3-8.  Awards:  Top 5 individuals: top 3 teams (top 3 scores/2 player min. for teams) in all sections except 1400+.  Section 1400+ will receive cash prizes for top 3 individuals--$50.00, $40.00, and $30.00 for 1st -3rd place winners, based on min. of 6 entries.  Entry Fee: $25.00 post marked by Saturday, January 16, 2010, $30.00 if received afterwards.  The Official Monthly USCF Supplement Rating Listing will be used for ratings.   No on-site registration.  Register: On-line at www.eventbrite.com/org/23735997 or mail-in.   Mail-in savings for siblings and teams:  If sibling plays take $5 off.  With team listing, include all required information on each member and take $5 disc for each team member listed, and mail in list with one check for team.  Send check payable to Chess-Ed., c/o A. Holt, 729 Colby Ct., Gurnee, IL. 60031.  Information/registration form: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

February 13, 2010. Midwest Scholastic Class Championship. Hadley Junior High. Glen Ellyn.

February 13, 2010. Evanston Swiss Groups. Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. Evanston, IL 60201. 3SS, Game/70. USCF Regular Rated. Multiple Sections. Digital clocks are preferred and will be set to G/65 plus 5 seconds delay. Accelerated or decelerated pairings at TD discretion. Swiss Group Sections: Players will be assigned to sections by rating, eight players to a section, starting from the highest-rated player. The lowest section will contain between six and thirteen players. Unrated players will usually be assigned to the lowest section but may be assigned higher at TD discretion. Playing strength will be estimated by regular ratings from the latest USCF ratings supplement. Late arrivals will be added to the highest section in which they are not stronger than the highest rated player. If the late arrival is the strongest player in the tournament, then s/he shall be added to the highest section. Registration from 9:00 to 9:30 AM, players who check in after 9:30 am will receive a one-half point bye for the first round. First Round 9:45 am, last round over roughly 5:30 pm. Players may take one half-point bye in any round but the last. Entries: Entry fee is $5, please pay cash (no checks) at the door. Your Prize: Every player gets a day of great chess in a congenial atmosphere! Please reserve your spot by sending Name, USCF number, phone number to Tom Sprandel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Other information: Junior players (under fourteen years) rated 900+ are welcome, and must be accompanied by a parent throughout the day. Sorry, but we do not accept junior players rated under 900. Bring clocks. -- Wheelchair accessible. No Smoking. For more information: www.evanstonchess.org


February 20, 2010. 31st Kumbaya Scholastic Chess Tournament. National-Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL. 60077-4409.   Presented by Chess-Ed. 4R-SS G/30.  Schedule: Check in 9:30AM, Round #1 at 10:00AM, progressing ASAP.  Rated Sections: (K-8) rating 0-599, (K-8) 600-999, (K-8) 1000-1399, and (K-12) 1400+.  Also, Unrated Sections: K-2 and 3-8.  Awards:  Top 5 individuals: top 3 teams (top 3 scores/2 player min. for teams) in all sections except 1400+.  Section 1400+ will receive cash prizes for top 3 individuals--$50.00, $40.00, and $30.00 for 1st -3rd place winners, based on min. of 6 entries.  Entry Fee: $25.00 post marked by Saturday, January 13, 2010, $30.00 if received afterwards.  The Official Monthly USCF Supplement Rating Listing will be used for ratings.   No on-site registration.  Register: On-line at www.eventbrite.com/org/23735997 or mail-in.   Mail-in savings for siblings and teams:  If sibling plays take $5 off.  With team listing, include all required information on each member and take $5 disc for each team member listed, and mail in list with one check for team.  Send check payable to Chess-Ed., c/o A. Holt, 729 Colby Ct., Gurnee, IL. 60031.  Information/registration form: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

February 27-28, 2010. Greater Chicago Scholastic Chess Championships.  Presented by Kasparov Chess Foundation & Renaissance Knights. Crowne Plaza Hotel Northbrook, 2875 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062. Format: four separate, one-day tournaments, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. Similar format to “The Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships!” - America’s longest-running rated scholastic chess tournament. Each 5-SS, G/30. RDS: 10-12-2-3:30-5:15. Byes: Limit 2. PRIMARY CHAMPIONSHIP (K-3) – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010. 2 sections: 1. Varsity: open to all. Trophies: top 6 players, top 3 schools, top rated Under 900 and top 3 unrated. 2. Junior Varsity: Open to Under 700 or unrated. Trophies: top 6 players, top 3 schools, top rated Under 500 and top 3 unrated. Trophies to the top 3 Kindergartners! JUNIOR HIGH CHAMPIONSHIP (K-8) – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010. 2 sections: 1. Varsity: open to all. Trophies: top 6 players, top 3 schools, top rated Under 1200 and top 3 unrated. 2. Junior Varsity: Open to Under 1000 or unrated. Trophies: top 6 players, top 3 schools, top rated Under 700 and top 3 unrated.ELEMENTARY CHAMPIONSHIP (K-6) – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2010. 2 sections: 1. Varsity: open to all. Trophies: top 6 players, the top 3 schools, top rated Under 1000 and top 3 unrated. 2. Junior Varsity: Open to Under 800 or unrated. Trophies: top 6 players, top 3 schools, top rated Under 600 and top 3 unrated. HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP (K-12) – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2010. 2 sections: 1. Varsity: open to all. Trophies: top 6 players, top 3 schools, top rated Under 1500 and top 3 unrated. 2. Junior Varsity: Open to Under 1200 or unrated. Trophies: top 6 players; top 3 schools, top rated Under 900 and top 3 unrated. Other awards: Any player who scores 4 or more points and doesn’t win a trophy will receive a medal! Entry Fee: $35 per player postmarked by 2/8/10. All EF $7 extra per player postmarked 2/9-15 (no mail accepted postmarked after 2/15). Mailed entries $5 less per player if 4 or more from same school mailed together in SAME ENVELOPE! Mail Entries: list name, rating USCF ID# (proof of current USCF membership required, enclose dues if necessary) school, grade, birth date, address & section. Checks payable & mailed to: Renaissance Knights PO Box 1074, Northbrook, IL 60065. Online entries: at www.rknights.org $35 thru 2/15, $42 2/15-23, No online entries after 2/23. $5 extra to switch sections. Refunds: $10 service charge for each player refunded. On-Site entry fee: $50. On-site registration ENDS 9:00AM. More info: www.rknights.org Questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (773) 844-0701. Hotel: $79 chess rate, reserve by 2/12, may sell out, Tel: 847-298-2525. Sets provided, bring clocks.

March 6, 2010. 32nd Kumbaya Scholastic Chess Tournament. National-Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL. 60077-4409.   Presented by Chess-Ed. 4R-SS G/30.  Schedule: Check in 9:30AM, Round #1 at 10:00AM, progressing ASAP.  Rated Sections: (K-8) rating 0-599, (K-8) 600-999, (K-8) 1000-1399, and (K-12) 1400+.  Also, Unrated Sections: K-2 and 3-8.  Awards:  Top 5 individuals: top 3 teams (top 3 scores/2 player min. for teams) in all sections except 1400+.  Section 1400+ will receive cash prizes for top 3 individuals--$50.00, $40.00, and $30.00 for 1st -3rd place winners, based on min. of 6 entries.  Entry Fee: $25.00 post marked by Saturday, February 27, 2010, $30.00 if received afterwards.  The Official Monthly USCF Supplement Rating Listing will be used for ratings.   No on-site registration.  Register: On-line at www.eventbrite.com/org/23735997 or mail-in.   Mail-in savings for siblings and teams:  If sibling plays take $5 off.  With team listing, include all required information on each member and take $5 disc for each team member listed, and mail in list with one check for team.  Send check payable to Chess-Ed., c/o A. Holt, 729 Colby Ct., Gurnee, IL. 60031.  Information/registration form: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

March 13, 2010. Evanston Tri-Level. 4SS G/45. USCF Dual Rated. Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Three Sections: Gold: 1700 and over; Silver: 1200-1699; Bronze: Under 1200 and Unrated; 1600 - 1699 may play up to Gold; 1100 - 1199 may play up to Silver; published USCF Regular Rating determines eligibility; unrated players will be placed at TD discretion; sections may be combined at TD discretion; accelerated or decelerated pairings at TD discretion.. Digital clocks are preferred and will be set to G/40 plus 5 seconds delay. Schedule: Registration 9:00-9:30 am, first Round 9:45 am, last round ends roughly 5:30 pm. Players who check in after 9:30 am will receive a half-point bye for the first round. You may take one half-point bye in any round but the last. Entry Fee: $5.00, please pay cash (no checks) at the door. Masters and Experts play free. Your Prize: Four games of quality rated chess in a congenial atmosphere! Entries: send your name, USCF number, rating and phone number to Tom Sprandel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Other information: Junior players (under fourteen years) rated 900+ are welcome and must be accompanied by a parent throughout the event. Sorry, but we do not accept junior players rated under 900. Bring clocks. Wheelchair accessible. No Smoking. For more information: www.evanstonchess.org


March 17-26, 2009. FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship. Skokie, IL. Sponsored by North American Chess Association.

March 20 & 21, 2010. CoChess K-8 Championships. Sheraton Chicago Northwest Hotel. 3400 West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005. Sections: grades K-1 G/30 7SS, grades 2-3 G/45 7SS, grades 4-5 G/45 7SS, grades 6-8 G/60 7SS. Schedule: K-1: Saturday 10:00-12:30-2:00-3:30. Sunday: 9:00-10:30-12:00 Trophies ASAP. 2-3: Saturday10:00-12:30-2:30-4:30. Sunday: 9:00-11:00-1:00. Trophies ASAP. 4-5: Saturday 10:00-12:30-2:30-4:30. Sunday: 9:00-11:00-1:00. Trophies ASAP. 6-8: Saturday 10:00-12:30-3:00-5:30. Sunday: 9:00-11:30-2:00. Trophies ASAP. Awards: Trophies to top 25 individuals in each section, Medals to 26th-100th place in each section, and Trophies to top 10 teams in each section. Entry Fee and Registration: $29 if received by Feb 1st. $39 per player if received by March 5th. $49 per player if received by March 19th. All information and payment must be received by 5:00 p.m. March 19th. Please register at www.illinoischessteachers.com . All USCF membership must be current as of March 21th. No chances or additions after 5:00 p.m. March 19th. All money including registration and USCF membership fees are to be completed before the day of the tournament. No new registrations will be accepted on Saturday morning! Online is the easiest way to register www.illinoischessteachers.com . If you do not pay online, please make your check payable to Illinois Chess Teachers, and mail it to 605 Waterview ct, Napeville IL 60563. Other information: Players must come from the state of Illinois. Top four players count toward team score. No club teams. No half point byes in the last round. Byes for any single round must be requested before the end of the first round. Special Note: USCF JTP will be allowed in K-1 and 2-3 Sections.  All other rules/regulations shall be in accordance to CoChess By-laws and the USCF Rulebook. For information see www.illinoischessteachers.com Please make hotel reservations early! Make sure to ask for the special $89 room rate! In addition the Sheraton will offer a special ½ price discount ($18) for the CoCo Key Indoor Water Resort! Food: The Sheraton has 7 different restaurants or lounges to eat at without ever leaving the hotel!  Including, Tradewinds lounge, A&W, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Tradewinds Restaurant, The Rooster.  The hotel will also be offering a buffet with multiple kid friendly options, and discounts for everyone. For any questions please contact Paul Raso by phone (630) 674-3474, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Blair Machaj (630) 204- 6245 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All information will be listed at www.illinoischessteachers.com .

March 25-29, 2009. FIDE World School Chess Teams Championship. Skokie, IL.

April 24, 2010. 33rd Kumbaya Scholastic Chess Tournament. National-Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL. 60077-4409.   Presented by Chess-Ed. 4R-SS G/30.  Schedule: Check in 9:30AM, Round #1 at 10:00AM, progressing ASAP.  Rated Sections: (K-8) rating 0-599, (K-8) 600-999, (K-8) 1000-1399, and (K-12) 1400+.  Also, Unrated Sections: K-2 and 3-8.  Awards:  Top 5 individuals: top 3 teams (top 3 scores/2 player min. for teams) in all sections except 1400+.  Section 1400+ will receive cash prizes for top 3 individuals--$50.00, $40.00, and $30.00 for 1st -3rd place winners, based on min. of 6 entries.  Entry Fee: $25.00 post marked by Saturday, April 17, 2010, $30.00 if received afterwards.  The Official Monthly USCF Supplement Rating Listing will be used for ratings.   No on-site registration.  Register: On-line at www.eventbrite.com/org/23735997 or mail-in.   Mail-in savings for siblings and teams:  If sibling plays take $5 off.  With team listing, include all required information on each member and take $5 disc for each team member listed, and mail in list with one check for team.  Send check payable to Chess-Ed., c/o A. Holt, 729 Colby Ct., Gurnee, IL. 60031.  Information/registration form: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


May 22, 2010. 34th Kumbaya Scholastic Chess Tournament.
National-Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL. 60077-4409.   Presented by Chess-Ed. 4R-SS G/30.  Schedule: Check in 9:30AM, Round #1 at 10:00AM, progressing ASAP.  Rated Sections: (K-8) rating 0-599, (K-8) 600-999, (K-8) 1000-1399, and (K-12) 1400+.  Also, Unrated Sections: K-2 and 3-8.  Awards:  Top 5 individuals: top 3 teams (top 3 scores/2 player min. for teams) in all sections except 1400+.  Section 1400+ will receive cash prizes for top 3 individuals--$50.00, $40.00, and $30.00 for 1st -3rd place winners, based on min. of 6 entries.  Entry Fee: $25.00 post marked by Saturday, May 15, 2010, $30.00 if received afterwards.  The Official Monthly USCF Supplement Rating Listing will be used for ratings.   No on-site registration.  Register: On-line at www.eventbrite.com/org/23735997 or mail-in.   Mail-in savings for siblings and teams:  If sibling plays take $5 off.  With team listing, include all required information on each member and take $5 disc for each team member listed, and mail in list with one check for team.  Send check payable to Chess-Ed., c/o A. Holt, 729 Colby Ct., Gurnee, IL. 60031.  Information/registration form: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

June 6, 2010. Kings & Queens Chess/Academy of Intellectual Games Scholastic Tournament. Temple Judea Mizpah, 8610 Niles Center Road, Skokie, IL 60077. 3 Sections: Primary, Elementary, and Jr.High/High School. Primary and Elementary: 5 Rounds SS, G30; Jr.High/High School: 4 Rounds SS, G40. Sets provided; Bring your own clocks. Schedule: To register on-site, you must be in line no later than 9 a.m., or will be given a first-round bye. First Round for all sections begins at 9:30 sharp. Subsequent rounds ASAP. Awards: Trophies to top 10 individuals and Top 3 teams per section, and top 3 individuals per grade; as well as other prizes. EF: $25 if received by 4/20/10; $30 if received by 5/20/10; $35 on-site. Group discounts are available to teams of 5 or more. USCF Membership will be required and may be purchased on site. To register: go to www.aoigames.com/tournaments.htm, or send checks with player name, grade, phone number, section and rating to Sypro Consulting, 2379 Castilian Cir, Northbrook, IL 60062. Other information: Field limited to 200 players. Free parking. Food will be available for purchase from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For more information, call 847) 657-9686, (847) 414-3730, (847) 207-2819 or (847) 778-5259 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

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