2018 Illinois K-8 State Championship

March 9th - 11th, 2018

7SS, Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173, (847)605-1234, rooms: $95 (single-quad), Free Wi-Fi at hotel, free parking, Near Woodfield Mall. 

Four Sections – K-1 (G/25 d5), Grades 2-3 (G/40 d5), Grades 4-5 (G/55 d5), Grades 6-8 (G/55 d5). 

Entry Fee: $40 on-line or postmarked USPS by 2/14/18; $50 on-line or postmarked by 2/28/18; $60 on-line by 3/9/18 7 pm, $75 on-site (entries after 7:00pm 3/9/18 cannot be guaranteed pairing for round 1, instead they may receive 1/2 point bye round 1).

Must be current USCF member by 8:30 am, 3/10 to be paired. Checks payable only to Chess Weekend.


Individual: 1st –25th Place in each section (K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8) INDIVIDUAL SECTION WINNER WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN IPAD MINI. Grade Awards: 1st-2nd each grade. Class Awards: 1st-2nd Place with several classes per section. Commemorative medal or ribbon to all players. Teams: 1st-10th Place in each section. Special Sportsmanship trophy! 

Schedule: Opening Ceremony Sat., 3/10/18 at 9:30 am. K-1: Sat. 10-12:30-2-3:30, Sun. 9-10:30-12:30; Grades 2-3: Sat. 10-12:30-2:30-4:30 Sun. 9-11-1; Grades 4-5 & Grades 6-8: Sat. 10-12:45-3:15-5:45 Sun. 9-11:30-2.

Side Events: See http://www.kingregistration.com/tournaments/event/2018ilk8side for registration for the side events.

Bughouse Tournament – Fri, 3/9/18, 6:15 – 7:45 pm. Enter on-site only. $20 per team ($10 for individuals and we help you create a team) FREE INDIVIDUAL BUGHOUSE ENTRY WITH RECEIPT FOR BOTH BLITZ & PUZZLE SOLVING! Registration closes at 6 pm, Fri, 3/9/18. One section only, K-8. Bughouse Awards: 1st-3rd Place.

Blitz Tournament – 5 SS Fri, 3/9/18, 8-9:30 pm, 5 SS Fri, 3/9/18, 8:00 - 9:30 pm, $15 on-line until 3/8/18. $20 after that or onsite. Registration onsite closes at 7:30 pm, 3/9/18. Blitz Awards: Individual: 1st-5th plus class awards.

Puzzle Solving – Saturday 3/10/18, 6:30 pm, $15 on-line by 3/9/18. $20 after that or onsite. Puzzle Solving Prizes: 1st-5th overall; 1st-5th U1000.

Awards Ceremony for Blitz/Bughouse/Puzzle Solving: Sun, 9 am. K-8 Awards Ceremony: Sun, 3/11/18, 5:30-7 pm. Checks payable only to Chess Weekend (no checks to USCF): Mail registrations with name-contact info-grade-birthday-team/school-uscf ID & exp.-address-city-zip-e-mail address-coach name & contact info to: Glenn Panner, 21694 Doud Ct., Frankfort, IL 60423.

Entries: $10 service charge for on-site changes, and all refunds. Book Vending by Rochester Chess.

Pairings and Results will be available online here during the tournament.