Friday, July 22, 2011

Downers Grove tomorrow!

Another email cut-and-paste:

Hello chess friends!

I am running the 8th Downers Grove swiss tournament tomorrow! It is already a very strong event with 10 masters and 8 experts signed up! We already have 40 players including IM Angelo Young, IM Mateusz Bobula, FM Albert Chow, FM Aleksanda Stamnov, FM Zin, Aung Thant, NM Trevor Magness, NM Petros Karagianis, NM Alex Ding, NM Sam Schmakel, NM Steven Tennant! 4 rounds of Game 60 EF $25

Announcement of DGCC's July 23, 2011 USCF tournament:
July 23, 2011 Downers Grove Swiss #8
4-SS G/60 plus 5 sec delay. Fairview Village, 200 Village Drive, Downers Grove, IL

IM Angelo Young 7 time IL State Champion and Chicago Blaze player is playing in this event. FM Albert Chow, FM Aung Thant Zin, NM Steven Tennant, NM Trevor Magness are playing in this event. More masters are expected to play, see here for a current list of pre-registered players.

Early Entry fee is $20, if you preregister and payment is received by July 18th. After that EF is $25.

This is a CICL-friendly event. For current Chicago Industrial Chess League members (those who played in the 2010-2011 season), the EF is $20 (including at the door), and you are eligible for the best CICL-player non-cash prize.

Prizes: Based on 40 entries: 1st $325, 2nd $150, 3rd $75. (At least 70% of EFs will be returned as cash prizes.) Book prizes, DVDs, or McDonald's gift certificates for best u2000, u1800, u1600, CICL-player, and upset. Unrated players can only win cash prizes.

Pre-registration: maximum number of players is 52, advanced registration is advised. Send mail with your name, phone number, USCF id number and a check payable to "Brian Smith" to
    Brian Smith
   483 Nantucket Road
   Naperville, IL 60565

Onsite registration: 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. If paying at the door, pay cash only (no checks).
Rounds: rd1 9:30am, rd2 12:30pm, rd3 2:45pm, rd4 5pm
Clocks and sets provided. Daniel Parmet is the TD.

USCF rated, USCF membership required. Players may take a half point bye in any round except the last round. A half point bye must be requested before the round starts. Zero point bye only in final round. 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. Multiple sections possible. 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.

Daniel Parmet

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