The ICA Bid Committee recently went through its initial trial, reviewing two bids for the 2010 Illinois All Grade Championship. Six committee members had input on the bid and participated in a thorough and lively email discussion of the options before us. The committee ultimately recommended to the Executive Board that it approve the bid submitted by Paul Kash (Whitney Young), Zack Fishman (Chess Education Partners) and Michael Cardinale (Youth Chess Foundation of Chicago). The Executive Board unanimously approved our recommendation at its February 11th meeting.
The tournament will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010. The site will be the Whitney Young Magnet High School in the West Loop area of Chicago. Entry fees will be waived for anyone enrolled in a school’s free or reduced fee lunch program.
The second bid was submitted by Glenn Panner and Tim Just of Bubbacat Chess. We were pleased that each bid was well thought through and of very good quality. All committee members felt both bids were more than acceptable and would have created a good tournament well worthy of being an ICA state title event [...]Read all about it at the Illinois Chess Association website.
I had a chance to assist in this process. It was a pleasure to be able to choose between two such attractive bids, and to work with such a cordial committee chaired by the cordial Garrett Scott.