16th annual Chicago Class

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel

Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

JULY 14-16 OR 15-16, ILLINOIS


16th annual Chicago Class.  5SS, 40/80, SD/30, d30 (2-day option, G/60 d10), Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 N 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. $30,000 guaranteed prizes. In 7 sections:  Master (2100/up): $3000-1500-800-500, clear/tiebreak win $100, top USCF U2400 $1200-600. FIDE. Expert (1900-2199): $2000-1000-600-400. FIDE. Class A (1700-1999/Unr): $2000-1000-600-400. FIDE. Class B (1500-1799/Unr): $2000-1000-600-400. Class C (1300-1599/Unr): $1700-900-500-300. Class D (Under 1400/Unr): $1400-700-500-300. Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $800-400-300-200. Playing up: see peakrating.us. Prize limits: 1) If Online Regular rating is more than 50 points over section maximum, prize limit $400. 2) Unrated limits $100 in E, $200 D, $300 C, $400 B, $500 A. 3) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. World Open rule: Players who scored 8 or more points in 2023 World Open U2200 or below must enter higher section than in World Open. Mixed Doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $1000-600-400-300. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register by 2 pm Sat. Top 6 sections EF: $148 at chessaction.com by 7/12, $170 at site, or online until 1 hour before round 1. GMs $130 from prize.  Class E Section EF: all $50 less than above. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK.  Online EF $5 less to ICA members; join/renew at il-chess.org. Unofficial or online uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF with magazine if paid online with entry: Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. Re-entry (no Master to Master) $60.  3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. Bye: all, limit 2; must commit before rd 2. HR: $130-130-130-130, use link at chessevents.us, 800-937-8461 or 847-777-6500, reserve by 6/30 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: chessaction.com. No mailed entries. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: Director@Chess.US, chesstour.com, chesstour.info. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:10 pm.


601 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL 60090
United States

Sections: 7
Grand Prix Points: 150
Prize Fund: $30,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess
Email: director@chess.us
Phone: director@chess.us