November 18-19, 2017 at the Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel

FREE PIZZA BUFFET SATURDAY EVENING for ALL PLAYERS [Pizza, Salad, Cookies, Lemonade & ice Tea]

U25 [$3600 Guaranteed in Cash Prizes] T/L: G/90+ 30 inc. (or G/2, d5). 5-SS.    $$: 900-550-330-160

U2100 $350-200, U1900 $310-170, U1700 $270-140, U1500/Unrated $220.

U18 T/L: G/90 +30 inc. [Alt T/L G/2, d5].  5-SS. Trophies: Top 7 overall, Top 2 rated U1600,

Top 2 rated U1400, Top Rated U1200/Unrated, Top 2 Teams [see U12 for team specifics], Top U1400 team.

U12   T/L: G/75+30 inc. (or G/90, d5), 5-SS.  Trophies: Top 7 overall, Top 2 rated U1300, Top 2 rated U1100, Top 2 rated U900, Top 3 rated U700, Top 3 rated U500, Top Unrated.  Top 2 teams, Top U1000 team, Top U600 team.  Teams are 2-5 players, with the top 3 scores counting; club teams are allowed.

Tournament is limited to approximately 320 players

U12 Time control is to allow staggered use of the buffet, for an earlier finish on Sat/Sun, and earlier awards on Sunday for U12 players.

Entry fee if before October 16, 2017:  U25  $88,  U18  $63,  U12  $50;  if by November 8  U25  $95  U18  $75  U12  $65,   All $10 more at site if playing space permits.  Entries at’s Youth Championships or by mail to Lawrence Cohen  P.O. Box 6632 Villa Park, IL 60181.  Info requests via e-mail to   At site registration Friday night [11/17/2017] 8-9 pm.

Hotel reservations [$109 per night chess rate] should be made prior to October 27 to insure room availability.

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