Friday, June 22, 2012

Mark your calendars for the Illinois Open, Sept. 1-3!

Come join us Labor Day weekend: it's a great event for grandmasters, serious amateurs, and folks who just want to have a weekend of fun.

Note that the thirty-second increment begins at move 1.  So the time control of 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by sudden death is 30 minutes, is only slightly faster than the "old" 40 moves in 2 hours followed by sudden death in 1 hour.  And you are guaranteed a minimum thirty seconds for every move, no matter how long the game!

FIDE Rated!
60 Grand Prix Points
Sep 1 - 3, 2012

2012 Illinois Open State Championship

Oakbrook, IL
6R-SS. Open Section (40/90 SD/30 + 30/sec incr).
Reserve and Booster Sections (G/90 + 30/sec incr).
Doubletree Hotel 1909 Spring Rd., Oakbrook, IL 60523 - Phone 630-472-6000.
$8500 Guaranteed + $250 Isaac Braswell Fighting Chess Award in Open Section. 3 sections: Open, Reserve (U1800), Booster (U1400).
Prizes (non-IL players eligible for max 3rd place in Overall Prizes and 2nd place prize for rating bracket prizes):
Open - Overall: $1600-1000-300, (2399-2200): $350-275-200; (2199-2100): $250-200; (2099-2000): $200-100; (1999-1900): $200-100; (1899-1800): $200-100;
Reserve (U1800) - Overall: $750-450-225; (1699-1600): $250-200-150; (1599-150): $150-100; (1499-1400): $150-100;
Booster (U1400) - Overall: $250-125-75; (1299-1200) - $100-50; (1199-1100): $100-50.
Open & Reserve FIDE Rated.
Free Entry for IL FIDE titled players (WFM & above).
EF: $64 by 08/04/2012, $96 by 08/18/2012, $128 thereafter and on-site.
No checks at site, credit cards ok.
Online registration preferred.
No phone entries.
Re-entry: $60 with 1/2 pt in first two rds only.
Rd 6 bye must committ by end of Rd 2 otherwise zero pt.
Players in contention for prizes must play final rd or have 1/2 pt bye committed to by the end of Rd 2 otherwise ineligible for prizes.
Special Rules for Playing Up: $10 more if 150 pts or less from cut off of section, $25 more if 151-300 pts from cut-off, $50 more if 301+ pts from cut-off (Example: 1620 wants to play in open, 180 pts from cut-off, pay $25 more to play up).
NOTE: Playing up fee paid in cash at the door - players will be registered in their normal rating section unless you come to the TD room to request playing up.
Schedule: 10am and 4pm each day.
Mailed entries: North American Chess Association, 4957 Oakton Street, Suite 113, Skokie, IL 60077.
All mailed entries must be received by 8/24/2012.
No Phone Calls.
Advance entries and online registration at:
Hotel: $91/night + tax.
Ask for Chess Rate.
Boards, Sets, Clocks Provided.
Must use organizer provided equipment.
Chess vendor onsite.
August Rating Supplement.
Special Workshops: Chess in Education plus TD/Rules Workshop. 1-day Scholastic Event.
See website for details on Workshops and Scholastic Event.
USCF and ICA mbrshp required for main event.
Chess Magnet School JGP.

The information shown above is based on information in USCF records prior to publication of the TLA in Chess Life (or Chess Life for Kids.)
As such, the information shown above is subject to change. 
Please check the TLA in Chess Life (or Chess Life for Kids) for any corrections, updates or other changes. 
In special cases, changes that are made after the publication of Chess Life may be found on theTournament Listings by State page. 
Sponsoring Affiliate: A6021470, NORTH AMERICAN CHESS ASN.

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