JUNE 13-18, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin USA


The Wisconsin International Chess Festival is a 9 round Swiss event with GM and IM norm possibilities. It is hosted in the heart of Wisconsin’s Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin (3841 East Washington Avenue, 608-244-2481) FREE breakfast, FREE internet, FREE parking, $79 single or double, reserve by June 1st and mention CHESS. Wisconsin state capital with multiple attractions within walking or short driving distance.

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FREE shuttle from Madison Airport. From Chicago (O’Hare or Midway) take Van Galder Bus: From Milwaukee Airport (General Mitchell) take Badger Bus:


Guaranteed: $3,000-$2,000-$1,000-$500-$500, top u2450 $500, top u2250  $500  Minimum Prizes(must complete all 9 rounds): $500 for foreign GMs (first 5), $100 for all foreign FIDE rated players.

Entry Fee

GMs free, no deduction from prizes; IMs $159, FIDE 2200+ $249, FIDE u2200 $299, FIDE unrated $349. $50 more after 5/15, $100 more after 6/5. All players must confirm their arrival by 4pm on 6/13 in order to be paired for round one.

HOTEL: Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel 608-244-2481, $79 single or double, reserve by June 1st and mention CHESS.

TIME CONTROL: 40/90, SD/30, 30 sec/move increment


  • Round 1: 6pm Tuesday, June 13th
  • Round 2: 11am Wed, June 14th
  • Round 3: 6pm Wed, June 14th
  • Round 4: 11am Thu, June 15th
  • Round 5: 6pm Thu, June 15th
  • Round 6: 11am Fri, June 16th
  • Round 7: 6pm Fri, June 16th
  • Round 8: 11am Sat, June 17th
  • Round 9: 11am Sun, June 18th


Saturday, June 17th at 7 pm. A five (5) round double Swiss, $500 minimum prize fund. Entry Fee is $40 by June 15th, $50 afterwards

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