NOV 29-30, DEC 1 OR NOV 30 and DEC 1 – The weekend after Thanksgiving!

Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 80 (Enhanced). Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

Format: 6 Round Swiss System in 5 sections with a 3-day and 2-day schedule!

Hyatt Regency O’hare Hotel – 9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, IL 60018.

Parking: $5 all day parking – walking distance to a dozen restaurants and a 16 screen movie theater.

Confirmed Participants: GM Dmitry Gurevich, GM Mesgen Amanov, and IM Florin Felecan.

Schedules: 3-day Game-90 + 30/sec incr; 2-day Game-45 + 5/sec incr Rds 1-3 then merge in Rd 4.

Master / Expert (2000/up): $1500-1000-500-400, top U2300, U2200, U2100 $300 each. FIDE rated.
Class A (1800-1999/Unr): $700-500-400-200-100. FIDE rated.
Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $600-400-300-200-100.
Class C (1400-1599/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:

$89 online or postmarked by 10/19
$99 online or postmarked by 11/16
$129 thereafter.
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 (10/19).
Re-entry $50.
Play-up 1 section – $25.

Schedule Information:
3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 9:30 am, rds. Fri/Sat/Sun 10am and 4pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 9:30 am, rds. 10am, 12pm, 2pm, then Merge with 3-day in Rd 4.
Bye: up to 2. Last rd bye must commit by end of Rd 2 and not retractable.

Side Events:
GM Gurevich Simul Friday 8:30pm
Game-3 + 2/sec increment Blitz (USCF/FIDE rated) Saturday 8:30pm

Hotel Information: $99-99, 847-696-1234, reserve by 11/15 or rate may increase.


Postal Mail: North American Chess Association, 4957 Oakton Street Suite 113 Skokie IL 60077.
Questions: | on tournament days only 847-274-1352.

Other information:

Chess books and equipment vendor onsite
Lake Michigan and Downtown Chicago only 20 minutes away
The Rivers C*a*s*i*n*o less than 2 miles away
Boards, sets, and clocks provided for the main event. None for skittles.

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