Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This Sunday in DeKalb: Midwest Senior Open

Cut and pasted from the website.  (Hmm, I'm 53 years old....)

One Day Only - New VenueSunday, October 23, 2011 American National Bank of DeKalb CountyCommunity Room, 1985 DeKalb AvenueSycamore, IL

An exciting event for the Age 50-plus crowd:
  • 3 rounds, Game/75 minutes
  • Sections: Open & Reserve (Under 1600)
  • Additional prizes for top scores in Under 1800 in 
  • the Open Section and Under 1400 in Reserve Section
  • Rated by the US Chess Federation 
 Playing Schedule:
  • On-site registration: 9am - 9:20am
  • Rounds: 9:30am, 12:50pm, 3:30pm (ending by 6pm)
 Money Stuff: 
  • Modest $20 entry fee
  • At least 70% of prize fund distributed as specified at site or available via advance request by electronic mail.
  • For those wishing to arrive the night before, a $60/night hotel rate was arranged at the nearby NIU Student Center 
  • (private or shared room); theater tickets available to one of several excellent local performances
  • Refrigerator and microwave available at tournament site
  • Site is on "restaurant row" with numerous lunch options  
Further Details:
  • With success of this preview event, it is hoped the Midwest Senior Open may grow into an annual multi-day, regional tournament -- your feedback is welcome
  • Designed for comfort & convenience of mature players
  • Reunite with old chess friends; make new ones!
  • Completely handicap accessible
  • Special assistance available upon request
  • All equipment provided but you may bring your own
  • Questions? 
  • e-mail

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