Friday, September 14, 2012

14th North American Amateur Open this weekend

Cribbed from email: 

 Saturday and Sunday Sept 15th and 16th - North Shore Chess Center (Skokie, IL) 13th NA Amateur Open - 4R-SS G/90 + 30/sec increment. North Shore Chess Center, 5500 West Touhy Ave., Suite A, Skokie, IL 60077. 847.423.8626. EF: $40 for non-members of the chess center, $30 for members of the chess center received by 9/12. 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: 11am and 4pm each day. Half- point byes available in any round except final round. Prizes: 4.0 = $100, 3.5 = $75, 3.0 = $50, 2.5 = $25; Top U1800 & U1600 - Free entry to any tournament in the following month. Comparable prizes provided if you have previously won these prizes. Biggest Upset (150+ points): Free entry to any tournament in the following month. Parking: Free self-parking. Online registration only. Additional questions email to: USCF & FIDE rated. For online registration and list of more events please visit - More info and registration see Max 40 participants.

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