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US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

A State Championship Event!

Aug. 31-Sept. 2 or Sept. 1-2, Illinois


2019 Illinois Open State Championship

6SS. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center Chicago- Downers Grove, 2111 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove, IL 60515, (630) 971-2000. An Illinois Chess Tour Event. $10,000 guaranteed! $9,400 tournament prize fund plus $600 in door prizes for ICA members! Two sections(Both FIDE rated—FIDE Laws of Chess will be followed). Open: open to all; Reserve: open to Under 1800 or unrated. Schedule: 3- day option— Aug. 31-Sept 2, G/90+30, Sat. & Sun. 10am & 4pm, Mon. 10am & 3:30pm. 2-day option Sept. 1-2, rds. 1-3 G/45 d5, then merge with 3-day at rd. 4. Sun. 10am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4pm, Mon. 10am & 3:30pm. 1/2-point byes (maximum two) OK all rounds, must commit by end of round 2; round 6 byes may not be rescinded after round 2. Prizes: $9,400 unconditionally guaranteed! Open Section: $1,500-900-450-260-150; Under 2400 $480-230-120; Under 2200 $460-220-110; Under 2000 $450-210-100. Reserve (Under 1800) Section: $900-500-225-140-105; Under 1600 $360- 180-120; Under 1400$350-170-110; Under 1200 $340-160-100. Unrated players qualify for top prizes only. $600 in door prizes! Ten Amazon gift cards given to randomly drawn ICA members in rounds 4-6. EF: $99 USPS postmarked by 8/10 and on-line by 7 p.m. on 8/12, $119 USPS postmarked after 8/10 (must be received by 8/23); online by 6 p.m. on 8/30 for 3-day schedule; online by 6 p.m. on 8/31 for 2-day schedule. On-site registration: $135, 8:30-9:30am Sat. and Sun.; entries after cutoff receive 1/2- point byes for round 1. $5 discount for ICA members (annual dues $15 regular, $10 scholastic—join at $20 extra to play in Open Section with rating of 1799 and below. Register at www.kingregistration. com or mail checks postmarked by 8/10 to Chess Weekend, 21694 Doud Ct., Frankfort, IL 60423No phone entries. Re-entries $50 with appropriate byes. Advance entries posted at Boards, sets, and clocks provided by Chess Weekend and the Illinois Chess Association. All special rules, details, and tournament conditions subject to change without notice; changes will be posted ASAP at the site & online. INFO: or www.chessweekend. com. Scholastic side event on Sat. 8/31 and Illinois Blitz Championship Sun. evening 9/1, details and registration for both at www.kingregistration. com. HR: Go to or for discount hotel link, $99 king/single (2 breakfasts) or $119 double/double (4 breakfasts) by 8/20. Suite style rooms include wet bar, microwave, fridge, access to pool/fitness center.


Sept.21, 2019


2019 Evansville Late Summer Open(New site, reg. and Rd. times)



4SS, G/70, d/10, Horizon Homes Community Rm., 1450 Luther Square, Evansville, IN., 47714,EF: $30,(No checks/cards at site), Reg: 8:30-9:00, 1st Rd 9:15, Rd. 2 12:00 others ASAP. PF (based on 16) 1st $120,A, B,C,D/under, Each $70, ENTRIES: Craig Hines, 613 North Park Dr., Evansville, IN, 47710,cell812-618-8700,, 1 bye if before Rd.2, NO last rd. byes,

Here is a listing of the tournaments around the State, *and other tournaments that may present a scheduling conflict for our organizers that we know about.

* List has been updated to provide Indiana organizers who are planning events with possible conflicting dates.


(... and the First SUNDAY of Even Numbered Months).
Wabash Chess Tourney - Wabash, Indiana (this event will always be the 1st Sunday of even numbered months).
The Access Youth Center, 74 West Canal Street, Wabash,  IN 46992  3-rounds; G/:85 (with 5-sec. delay); USCF Membership required; Quads (or mini swiss); brief check-in at 9:30; Rounds at 10, 12:45, 3:30 SHARP (also join us for Quads on other even numbered months, Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., Dec.); EF $25 (includes coffee & donuts, lunch, drinks & snacks); 75% of entry fee goes to prize fund, the rest goes to feed you, as there is not a nearby restaurant. You MUST enter in advance - by the Friday before the tourney, please as I need to plan for food quantities, and also I do some recruiting if we have odd numbers. This event may be coupled with a few amateurs playing skittles in the afternoon. Send entries to Terry LeMaster 35 E Market St, Wabash, In 46992, email, cell: 260-571-7802 (Call or Text).