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2019 Illinois Open State Championship

August 31 @ 8:30 am - September 2 @ 8:00 pm

$99

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 80

2019 Illinois Open State Championship

6SS. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center Chicago- Downers Grove, 2111 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove, IL 60515, (630) 971-2000. An Illinois Chess Tour Event. $10,000 guaranteed! $9,400 tournament prize fund plus $600 in door prizes for ICA members!

 

Two sections (Both FIDE rated—FIDE Laws of Chess will be followed). Open: open to all; Reserve: open to Under 1800 or unrated.

 

Schedule: 3- day option— Aug. 31-Sept 2, G/90+30, Sat. & Sun. 10am & 4pm, Mon. 10am & 3:30pm. 2-day option Sept. 1-2, rds. 1-3 G/45 d5, then merge with 3-day at rd. 4. Sun. 10am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4pm, Mon. 10am & 3:30pm. 1/2-point byes (maximum two) OK all rounds, must commit by end of round 2; round 6 byes may not be rescinded after round 2.

 

Prizes: $9,400 unconditionally guaranteed! Open Section: $1,500-900-450-260-150; Under 2400 $480-230-120; Under 2200 $460-220-110; Under 2000 $450-210-100. Reserve (Under 1800) Section: $900-500-225-140-105; Under 1600 $360- 180-120; Under 1400 $350-170-110; Under 1200 $340-160-100. Unrated players qualify for top prizes only. $600 in door prizes! Ten Amazon gift cards given to randomly drawn ICA members in rounds 4-6.

 

EF: $99 USPS postmarked by 8/10 and on-line by 7 p.m. on 8/12, $119 USPS postmarked after 8/10 (must be received by 8/23); online by 6 p.m. on 8/30 for 3-day schedule; online by 6 p.m. on 8/31 for 2-day schedule.

 

On-site registration: $135, 8:30-9:30am Sat. and Sun.; entries after cutoff receive 1/2- point byes for round 1. $5 discount for ICA members (annual dues $15 regular, $10 scholastic—join at www.il-chess.org). $20 extra to play in Open Section with rating of 1799 and below. Register at www.kingregistration.com or mail checks postmarked by 8/10 to Chess Weekend, 21694 Doud Ct., Frankfort, IL 60423. No phone entries. Re-entries $50 with appropriate byes. Advance entries posted at www.kingregistration.com. Boards, sets, and clocks provided by Chess Weekend and the Illinois Chess Association. All special rules, details, and tournament conditions subject to change without notice; changes will be posted ASAP at the site & online.

 

INFO: or www.chessweekend.com. Scholastic side event on Sat. 8/31 and Illinois Blitz Championship Sun. evening 9/1, details and registration for both at www.kingregistration. com.

 

HR: Go to chessweekend.com or kingregistration.com for discount hotel link, $99 king/single (2 breakfasts) or $119 double/double (4 breakfasts) by 8/20. Suite style rooms include wet bar, microwave, fridge, access to pool/fitness center.

Details

Start:
August 31 @ 8:30 am
End:
September 2 @ 8:00 pm
Cost:
$99
Website:
http://www.chessweekend.com

Organizer

Illinois Chess Association
Website:
http://www.il-chess.org/

Venue

DoubleTree Suites – Downers Grove,
2111 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Phone:
(630) 971-2000