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The Chicago Class is an Illinois Tour event!

5th annual

July 20-22 or 21-22, 2012 - Wheeling, Illinois
July 20-22 or 21-22   Illinois
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced)
5 round Swiss, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rounds 1-2 G/75, d5).
No residence requirements.
At the luxurious Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling IL 60090. From Chicago, I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south). Free parking.  
In 8 sections; no unrated allowed in Master or Expert.  Rated players may play up one section.
Master Section (2200/up): $2000-1000-600-400, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2400 $800-400. FIDE rated.
Expert Section (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200.
Class A Section (1800-1999/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.  No unrated may win over $900.

Class B Section 
(1600-1799/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.  No unrated may win over $700.
Class C Section (1400-1599/Unr): $1200-600-400-200.   No unrated may win over $500.
Class D Section (1200-1399/Unr): $1000-500-300-200.  No unrated may win over $300.
Class E Section (Under 1200/Unr): $1000-500-300-200.  No unrated may win over $200.
Under 1000 Section: (Under 1000/Unr): $200-100-60-40, trophies to first 5, top Under 800, Under 600, Unrated.  No unrated may win over $100.
Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line.
PRIZE LIMITS: If any post-event rating posted at 7/19/11-7/19/12 is more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $500.
Top 7 sections entry fee: 3-day $103, 2-day $102 mailed by 7/11, all $104 ONLINE at by 7/16, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 7/16 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site. No checks at site, credit cards OK.
Under 1000 Section entry fee: $70 less than top 7 sections entry fee.
Online late entries accepted from 7/17 to 2 hours before your first game (same fee as on site late entries).

Online or mailed entry fee $5 less to ICA members; join/renew at An ICA Tour event.

Special 1 year USCF dues
 with paper magazine if paid with entry.  Online at, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15.  Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20.  Re-entry $50; not available in Master Section. GMs free, $80 deducted from prize.
Unofficial ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.
3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:30 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:30 pm.

Half point byes: OK all rounds, Master must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.
Hotel rates: $103-103-103-103, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by July 6 or rate may increase.

Room sharing:
 If you want to share a room to save money, see or post this on the CCA FORUM, or email us and we will post it for you.

Car rental: 
Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online.

Bring set, board, clock
 if possible- none supplied.
Ratings:  July official USCF rating list used.  Foreign player rating info. 
 Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. No smoking.,, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix Points available.

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