31st annual Chicago Open

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

An American Classic!

A Heritage Event!

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

MAY 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 OR 29-30, ILLINOIS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)
31st annual Chicago Open

Open Section, May 26-30: 9SS, 40/90, SD/30, +30, GM & IM norms possible. Other Sections, May 27-30, 28-30, or 29-30: 7SS, 40/90, SD/30, +30 (3-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10; 2-day option, rds. 1-4 G/30 d10). Top  3 sections are FIDE rated. Masks may be required. Certification of Covid vaccination required. 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 east to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south.) Free parking. Free lectures and analysis of your games by GM John Fedorowicz. $100,000 guaranteed prize fund. In 8 sections (unrated allowed only in Open, U2300, U2100 or U1000). Open: Open to players who are rated 2200/over by USCF, 2100/over by FIDE or pay $100 extra. $10000-5000-2500-1300-1000-800-600-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak winner bonus $300, top FIDE Under 2400/Unr $2000-1000. Under 2300: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 2100: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300; unrated limit $1000. Under 1900: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 1700: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 1500: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300-300. Under 1300: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300-300. Under 1000: $1000-500-300-200-200-150-150-100-100-100, unrated limit $200.  Prize limits: 1) If any post-event Regular OTB or Regular Online rating posted 5/24/21-5/24/22 was more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $1500. 2) Players with under 26 lifetime games rated as of May 2022 official list cannot win over $500 in U1000, $1000 U1300, $1500 U1500, $2000 U1700, or $2500 U1900. 3) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: best male/female combined 2-player team score: $2000-1000-500-400-300.  For Open Section, only rounds 1-7 counted towards mixed doubles. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teams including an unrated limited to $500. Open through U1300 entry fee: $207 online at chessaction.com by 3/22, $227 by 5/25. 5-day $235, 4-day $234, 3-day $233, 2-day $232 mailed by 5/15. All $250 online until 2 hours before round 1 or at site until 1 hour before round 1. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Do not mail entry after 5/15.  Open EF for titled players: GMs free; $200 deducted from prize. IMs/WGMs $100, also $100 deducted from prize. Deductions cannot lower prize to below minimum. Open minimum prize guarantee if entering online by 5/5 and playing all 9 games (no byes): foreign GM $700, US GM $300, foreign IM/WGM $300, foreign FM $200, foreign FIDE rated $100. EF $100 less to seniors age 65/over, except U1000 Section. Under 1000 Section EF: $67 online at chessaction.com by 5/25,  4-day $74, 3-day $73, 2-day $72 mailed by 5/15, all $90 online until 2 hours before round 1 or at site until 1 hour before round 1. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online EF $5 less to ICA members; join at il-chess.org. Special 1 yr US Chess dues with magazine if paid online with entry: Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18.  Re-entry: $100, no Open to Open. 5-day schedule (Open only): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds Thu 7 pm, Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 4-day schedule (U2300 to U1500): Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, Rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 3-day schedule (U2300 to U1500): Reg. ends Sat 10 am, Rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 2-day schedule (U2300 to U1500): Reg. ends Sun 9 am, Rds. Sun 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. Under 1300 & Under 1000 schedules: Same as U2300 to U1500 (4-day, 3-day, 2-day options), except last round Mon is 3:30. 4-day, 3-day & 2-day schedules merge & compete for same prizes. Byes: OK all, limit 3 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), must commit before rd 3. Hotel rates: $118-118-118-118, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 5/12 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Foreign player ratings: See foreignratings.com. US player ratings: May official ratings used; FIDE ratings used for Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special rules: Players must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. See also devicerules.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, Director@Chess.US. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entry). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

 

 

 
        

 

 

Address:

601 North Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL 60090
United States

Sections: 8
Grand Prix Points: 200
Prize Fund: $100,000
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

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