Evanston Chess Presents:
Feb 22, 2011
7:15pm - 8:15 pm
Game-45 Sunday Afternoon Tournament 2/20
We have our monthly Game-45 tournament on Sunday afternoon February 20 @ 1pm.
North Shore Chess Center G/45 - 4R-SS G/45 + 10/sec increment. North Shore Chess Center, 5500 West Touhy Ave Suite A, Skokie, IL 60077. 847.423.8626. EF: $20 for non-members of the chess center, $15 for members of the chess center received by 2/19. All $5 more onsite. Onsite registration - up to 15 minutes prior to round 1 or round 2. If registering prior to round 2, you will receive a half-point bye for round 1. Round times: 1pm for round one and then 15 minutes after final game from previous round completed. Half-point byes available in any round. Prizes: Book prizes for top three finishers. Biggest upset (150+ points): Free entry to following month G/45 + book prize.Parking: Free self-parking. Mail entries with registration information to: North American Chess Association (make checks payable to), 4957 Oakton Street Suite 113, Skokie, IL 60077. Online registration preferred. Additional questions email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. USCF rated. For online registration and list of more events please visit http://www.nachess.org/events
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Almost 400 elementary students from 50 schools across Illinois will guard their kings and queens this week in a new competition at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.The article continues with an overview of how Central Illinois schools did at the IHSA championships.
The Illinois Elementary School Association’s first state chess tournament will be Friday and Saturday.
Chess is one of two activities that IESA added to its official sports and activities list this year. Bowling is the other.
“It’s a great opportunity for a lot of kids,” said Pat Bodame, IESA administrative specialist. “We are all about providing as many opportunities as we can.”
There are seven rounds starting at noon on Friday. Individual and team awards will be given at a ceremony following the last round of competition on Saturday.
Online information is available at www.iesa.org.
Admission each day will be $5. Children younger that kindergarten age are free.
In fact, this year’s tournament was the biggest in its 37-year history, drawing teams from 132 high schools across the state. With eight players on each team, it meant 1,400 chess players and 200 coaches converged on Peoria’s civic center over the weekend.Hmm, what does 132 x 8 equal? And if each team brought two alternates, 132 x 10 = how many players? (The Daily Herald may well be right, but I believe the nose count is closer to a still-phenomenal 1,100. It may well be that 300 players were "DNP - coach's decision.")
|1||7.0||161.5||Chicago (Whitney Young)|
|2||6.0||159.6||Skokie (Niles North)|
|6||6.0||133.1||Glenview (Glenbrook South)|
|9||5.0||125.1||Aurora (Illinois Math and Science Academy)|
|10||5.0||117.8||New Lenox (Lincoln-Way Central)|
|11||5.0||115.9||Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West)|
|13||5.0||104.0||Naperville (Neuqua Valley)|
|14||5.0||100.2||Winnetka (New Trier)|
|16||5.0||93.5||Glen Ellyn (Glenbard South)|
|17||5.0||91.3||Darien (Hinsdale South)|
|18||5.0||86.2||Mt. Prospect (Prospect)|
|20||5.0||81.1||Orland Park (Sandburg)|
|23||5.0||77.7||Oak Lawn (Richards)|
|24||5.0||68.0||Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest)|
|25||5.0||64.4||Aurora (Waubonsie Valley)|
|26||5.0||62.2||Hoffman Estates (H.S.)|
|27||5.0||54.1||Maple Park (Kaneland)|