The 2nd Annual Greater Midwest Class Championships will take place on 28-30th November at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg Hotel – 1800 E Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173, USA.

The prize fund is $12,000 based on 200 full paid entries, with $9,000 guaranteed.

Format: 5 Round Swiss System in 5 sections with a 3-day and 2-day schedule!

Parking: Free Parking – across the street from Woodfield Mall

Schedules: 3-day Game-90 + 30/sec incr; 2-day Game-45 w/5-sec delay Rds 1-2 then merge in Rd 3.


–Master / Expert (2000/up): $1500-1000-700-600-500, top U2300, U2200, U2100 $400 each. FIDE rated.
–Class A (U2000/Unr): $700-600-500-300-200. FIDE rated.
–Class B (U1800/Unr): $700-600-500-300-200.
–Class C (U1600/Unr): $500-300-200-100-50.
–Class D and below (1399 and below/Unr): $400-300-200-100-50.

Prize Limits: Unrated may not win over $100 D, $200 C, $300 B, or $400 A.

Entry Fee:

–$99 online or postmarked by 11/1
–$109 online or postmarked by 11/15
–$119 thereafter.
–$129 onsite
–No checks at site, credit cards OK.
–Club Group Discount Special – 5 entries for the price of 4 if all in the same envelope by early registration cut-off (11/1).
–Re-entry $50.
–Play-up 1 section – $25.

Schedule Information:

–3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds. Fri – 7pm, Sat/Sun 10am and 3:30pm.
–2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10:30 am, rds. 11am, 1pm then Merge with 3-day in Rd 3.
–Bye: up to 2. Last rd bye must commit by end of Rd 2 and not retractable.

Side Events:

–Game-3 + 2/sec increment Blitz (USCF/FIDE rated) Saturday 8:00pm – $20 EF, 75% entries returned as prizes
–1-day Scholastic tournament – $30 by 11/15, $40 thereafter and onsite. 4R-SS Game-30 w/5-sec delay. Open, U1000, U600 sections. Trophies 1st – 5th each section, participant ribbons for all players. Onsite reg until 9:30am, Rd 1 at 10am with remaining rounds to follow ASAP.

Hotel Information: $84-84, 847-696-1234, reserve by 11/15 or rate may increase.


–Postal Mail: ChessIQ, 4957 Oakton Street Suite 113 Skokie IL 60077.
–Questions: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it |’>| on tournament days only 847-274-1352.

Other information:

–Boards, sets, and clocks provided for the main event. None for skittles.
–November rating supplement used.

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