30th annual Midwest Class Championships

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

Event Overview

A Heritage Event

US Chess Junior Grand Prix



30th annual Midwest Class Championships

5SS, 40/80, SD/30+30 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10), Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave., 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. $20,000 guaranteed prizes.. In 7 sections. Premier (2000/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE. 1800-2099: $1400-700-400-200. FIDE. 1600-1899/Unr: $1400-700-400-200. 1400-1699/Unr: $1300-700-400-200. 1200-1499/Unr: $1200-600-400-200. Under 1300/Unr: $1000-500-300-200. Under 1100/Unr: $500-300-200-100. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm Sat. Unrated prize limits: $100 U1100, $200 U1300, $300 1200-1499, $400 1400-1699, $500 1600-1899. Top 6 sections EF: $113 online at chessaction.com by 10/5, $130 at site, or online until 1 hour before round 1. Under 1100 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 Regular uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. If Online Regular rating is 50 or more points over section maximum, prize limit $300. Special 1 yr USCF with magazine if paid online with entry: Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18.  Re-entry $50; no Premier to Premier. GMs $100 from prize. 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: $124-124-124-124, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 9/23 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: chessaction.com. No mailed entries. Questions: chesstour.com, Director@Chess.US. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering). Awards: usually paid  through PayPal (may sometimes take over a week). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. Blitz tmt. Sat 9:30 pm, reg. By 9:10 pm.


601 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL 60090
United States

Sections: 7
Grand Prix Points: 120
Prize Fund: $20,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess Association
Email: director@chess.us
Phone: 3472012269, leave message including email address