Monday, May 6, 2013

Still time to register for Chicago Chess Center UNAM Invitational

If you're not a Chicago Chess Center Founders' Court member yet, it's not too late! Anyone interested in participating in our first preview event, the CCC UNAM Invitational, May 11 and 12, may donate at the Founders' Court level ($250 or more) right up to the day of the event. We still need your help to open our doors and begin offering events to the Chicagoland chess-playing public in our own space. Please give generously and become a founding member of this important new civic, educational and recreational institution.

This exclusive event open only to masters, junior experts and CCC Founders' Court members will have a time control of G/75 plus 30-second increment, with rounds beginning at 10 AM and 2:30 PM each day. Entry is just $15 for CCC members, and we're giving out a guaranteed $600 in prizes (five place prizes of $250, $150, $100, $60 and $40). Nonmember masters and junior experts are eligible to participate for an entry fee of $25. Sets and duplicate scoresheets will be provided; we appreciate your helping us out by bringing your own clock. FIDE Master Carl Boor and junior experts Michael Auger and Akshay Indusekar will be in attendance.

UNAM Chicago is at 350 W. Erie St. in River North. Off-street parking will be available for $5 per day in the lot on the northeast corner of Erie and Orleans streets. UNAM Chicago is also an easy five-minute walk from the CTA's Chicago/Franklin Brown Line 'L' station.

RSVP by May 8 to or send entries by mail to Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc., c/o William Brock, 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 330, Chicago, IL 60606. On-site registration will be open Saturday morning between 9 and 9:45. We hope to see you there!

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