Sponsored in conjunction with the Burr Ridge Chess Club.

We meet almost every Friday nights at the Burr Ridge Community Center.

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St. John United Church - Christ

1475 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067

*** We will be in the BASEMENT***

(Facing the church, the door to the basement is to the left of the main entrance)



Quads: 1600 and over.

U1600: Under 1600 and unrated.

1501 – 1599 may play up in the quad section, USCF Regular Rating determines eligibility.


Rounds, Formats and Time Control:

Quad: Four players with similar ratings will be placed in the same quad; 3-round Round Robin. G/61; d5 (5 second delay), USCF Regular Rated.

U1600: 4SS G/40; d5, USCF Dual Rated (Regular and Quick rated).


Entry Fee:

ALL SECTIONS: $20 before Friday, $25 after, $30 on-site.

Registration closes the night before the tournament day at 8 PM.


Schedule: (Please note the new time):

  • Check in and registration 9:00 – 9:30 AM; players must check in by 9:30.
  • First round 9:40 AM, lunch, rest ASAP
  • Quad section expected to be done before 6 PM.
  • U1600 section expected to be done before 4 PM.
  • Optional Blitz tournament IF TIME PERMITS.


Quads:             1st: $40

U1600:            1st: $40, 2nd: $25, 3rd: free entry to future Higuchi Quad tournaments.



Mexican Cruisine across the street.

Other fast-foods are less than .5 miles away!



Pace bus (#696) – Algonquin/Roselle - .2 miles away!


Union Pacific Northwest to Palatine – 4.1 miles away!


Other information: Bring digital clocks and boards, limited amount supplied.  Limit 50 player capacity. 

For more information, contact Hiro Higuchi at HiroHiguchi@rocketmail.com or via text/call at (847) 602-7726