Illinois Chess Association, Inc.
- 21st annual Midwest Class Championships - ILLINOIS CHESS TOUR
- 10/12/2012 - 10/14/2012
- Westin Chicago North Shore - Wheeling
- Open Tournaments
21st annual Midwest Class Championships- ILINOIS CHESS TOUR. 5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d5). Class E Section is G/75, d5 and plays Oct 13-14 only. Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling IL 60090 (from Chicago, I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south). Free parking. Prizes $20,000 based on 250 paid entries (re-entries & Class E Section count as half entries), else in proportion except $16,000 (80% of each prize) minimum guaranteed. In 7 sections; no unrated allowed in Master or Expert. Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE. Expert (2000-2199): $1500-700-400-300. Class A (1800-1999/Unr): $1500-700-400-300. Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $1500-700-400-300. Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1400-700-400-200. Class D (1200-1399/Unr): $1200-600-300-200. Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $600-300-200-100, trophies to top 7, top 800-999, 600-799, Under 600, Unrated. Rated players may play up one section. Unrated prize limit $150 E, $250 D, $400 C, $500 B, $700 A. Top 6 sections EF: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 10/3, all $106 online at chesstour.com by 10/9, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/9 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before first game. Class E EF: all $50 less than above. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online or mailed EF $5 less to ICA members; join/renew at il-chess.org. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. Re-entry $50; not available in Master Section. GMs $80 from prize. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. Class E schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 1:30. Bye: all, Master must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. HR: $103-103-103-103, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 9/28 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577 (chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 845-496-9658). $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced)
- Westin Chicago North Shore
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