CHICAGO CHESS CENTER JANE ADDAMS MEMORIAL

$7,500 b/ 120 paid entries; 

$5,000 GUARANTEED!

JANUARY 27-28, 2018

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 60

Student Center East, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago IL 60607.

 

Six sections, two schedules:

Hull House GM, U2100, U1900, and U1700: 4SS, 40/100, SD/30, plus 30 second increment from move one. Rounds: Saturday 10-4, Sunday 10-4

U1500 and U1300: 6SS, G/65 d/5.  Rounds: Saturday 10:15-2-5, Sunday 10:15-2-5

JUST ADDED

HOTEL: We have a small courtesy block of rooms held until Tues., Jan. 23, at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chicago-Downtown for only $79/night plus tax! Players have stayed here before: it's a ten-minute walk in good weather. (The ten-day forecast is excellent through Friday, but hey, this is Chicago in January.) Use this link to book; if problems, call 312-957-9100 during business hours & ask for Jim Hickey.

Valet parking is normally $50; we are working on a courtesy valet rate that is not confirmed yet: parking at 760 W. Taylor for $7 & walking back to the hotel would be much cheaper!

 

HULL HOUSE GRANDMASTER

FIDE Rated. All prizes in top section 100% guaranteed! EF: $79 by Jan. 22, $95 by Jan. 26; $109 onsite. U2100 $20 more. GMs & IMs: free w/ advance registration. $1000-500-250-150. U2300 $400-200. Note: playup fee is based on US Chess rating; pairings and prizes will be based on FIDE rating.

UNDER 2100

EF: $79 by Jan. 22, $95 by Jan. 26; $109 onsite. U1900 $20 more. $560-280-160 based on 120 paid entries. Accelerated possible.

UNDER 1900

EF: $79 by Jan. 22, $95 by Jan. 26; $109 onsite. U1700 $20 more. $560-280-160 based on 120 paid entries.

UNDER 1700

EF: $79 by Jan. 22, $95 by Jan. 26; $109 onsite. U1900 $20 more. $560-280-160 based on 120 paid entries.

UNDER 1500

EF: $79 by Jan. 22, $95 by Jan. 26; $109 onsite. U1900 $20 more. $560-280-160 based on 120 paid entries.

UNDER 1300

EF: $79 by Jan. 22, $95 by Jan. 26; $109 onsite. U1900 $20 more. $560-280-160 based on 120 paid entries.

 

ALL SECTIONS: Byes: limit 2 (limit 3 in U1500 & U1300 sections), must commit before rd. two; 2nd voluntary bye in a Sunday round counts as 0.4 towards prizes. Players with FIDE or foreign national ratings will be placed in appropriate section by TD.

REGISTRATION: Online or by mail to Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc. PO Box 180095, Chicago IL 60618 postmarked by Jan. 14. No phone entries. Onsite 8:30-9:30 Sat. and 8:30-9:30 Sun.

INFO: Bill Brock (773) 294-1709, info@chichess.org. Sets & clocks supplied. W.

PARKING

All-day parking is available for $7 in the UIC Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure at 760 W. Taylor St. with purchase of parking sticker (normal all-day rate is $8.50). We encourage carpooling.

CTA

Blue Line to UIC–Halsted; 8 (Halsted) to Polk; 12 (Roosevelt), 18 (18th) to Halsted

METRA

Union Station is a 0.8 mile walk, Ogilvie Transportation Center is a 1.1 mile walk. Walk west to Halsted, then walk south. Short taxi ride from all Loop METRA stations.

DINING

Argo Tea may be open on the second floor of Student Center East. Options within a half-mile walk include:

Fontano Foods 1058 W. Polk St.
RoSal’s 1154 W. Taylor St.
Khaosan & Taylor 1104 W. Taylor St.
Tufano’s 1073 W. Vernon Park Place