2023 US Junior Open Championship

Junior Grand Prix, National Championship Event
Frick Center

Event Overview

6SS, G/90+30, must be under 21 years old on January 1, 2023. Elmhurst University, Frick Center 190 S Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, 60126. June supplement and U21 section only, FIDE rated. See https://www.cavemanchess.com/dorm-room-hotel-info for information on dorms. No taxes/tips for dorm rooms. Reserve early! EF: $95 before Jan 17, 2023, midnight CT; $120 before June 1, midnight CT; $160 before July 10, midnight CT; $180 before July 21, midnight CT. All entries will be done online. See https://www.cavemanchess.com for more info & complete details. Prizes: $2400 Guaranteed: Plaques to top 10 overall in each section. In addition: U21 (Open) Section): Entry in the 2024 U.S. Jr. Championship and a $500 stipend for the top first-place eligible qualifier; up to $200 (max total $1,000) for any other players tied for 1st, irrespective of tie-breaks; Plaques to top age 18, 17, 16, 15, U15; Trophies to the top three school teams (top 3 scores) & $300 to the first-place school team; U15 Section: 1st: $200; Plaques to top age 14, 13, 12, 11, U11. U11 Section: 1st: $200; Plaques to top 10, 9, 8 U8; U8 Section: 1st: $100; Plaques to top age 7, 6, U6. Players may win both cash & age awards (but no more than one individual plaque). Up to two half-point byes in rounds 1-6, must commit by end of rd 2. Rds: Fri 1:00pm & 6:00pm; Sat 9:00am & 3:00pm; Sun 8:30am & 2:30pm. Side events: Saturday blitz after R4. Th/Fri: Dinner with GMS, Shopping Excursion, and Yoga/Exercise Class. Blitz registration will be posted online separately. Details will be posted on www.cavemanchess.com. On-campus meals (no taxes/tips) and shuttle available. Anticipated Shuttle Times: Thursday Night, O’hare to Elmhurst; Friday Morning, Ohare & Midway to Elmhurst; Sunday Evening, Elmhurst to O’Hare & Midway. Cost TBA. Free WiFi on campus. Caveman Chess Camp 7/16-21; see website for details. Caveman Chess provides sets, boards; please bring clocks.


Frick Center 190 S Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund: 2400
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Kevin Bachler
Email: contact@cavemanchess.com
Phone: 224-985-5245