Sponsored in conjunction with the Burr Ridge Chess Club.


St. John United Church – Christ

1475 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067

Rounds, Format and Time Controls:

4SS G/60; d5, USCF Dual Rated.

One Section: Open to all Players.

Online Registration and Payment:

Advance entries are strongly recommended.  Entry fees are $20 by October 7th, $25 after, $40 on site.


Check-in and Registration 9:00 – 9:30 am, first round 9:45 am, last round ends roughly 7:30 PM.  You may take a half-point bye in any round.  On-site entries are taken on as-available, first-come, first serve basis starting at 9:00 am. 

Master and Expert entries:  All Masters/Experts get free entry.  If your USCF Regular Rating is 2000 or higher, email your name + USCF ID to HiroHiguchi@Rocketmail.com or by text (847) 602-7726 by 8 PM of the day before the tournament; $20 will be deducted from the Prize.


Open 1st: $100 2nd: $70 based on 25 players.

Biggest upset: $50 – To qualify, you must defeat somebody higher rated than you, even by one point (live rating only).

Other Information:

Bring digital clocks, No Smoking, limit 50 Players. 

Online Registration closes 8 PM before the day of the tournament.

Fast food is available, less than a mile from the Tournament site.

Send me an e-mail at HiroHiguchi@rocketmail.com or via call/text at (847) 602-7726. 


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