5-round Swiss System. Each player has 30 minutes for each game, plus an additional five-second delay per move.
UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Chicago IL 60607.
Under 1200 & unrated
Entry fee: $22 advance; $30 onsite. Prizes: 4½ points and above: chess clock and book, 4 points: two books. All players who compete the event will receive a book!
Under 800 & unrated
Entry fee: $30 onsite. Prizes: 4½ points and above :clock + book, 4 points: two books. All players who compete the event will receive a book!
You do NOT need a US Chess rating to play in this event! You DO need to join US Chess (and you can join onsite). Free entry and & US Chess membership available to a limited number of City of Chicago scholastic players with financial need (honor system). Email for details.
Registration: Online or snail mail to Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc. P.O. Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618. Onsite 9 to 9:30 AM.
INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-294-1709.
Round times: 10-11:15-1:15-2:30-3:45. Lunch break between rounds 2 and 3. :
All-day parking is available for $7 in the UIC Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure at 760 W. Taylor St. with purchase of parking sticker (normal all-day rate is $8.50).