Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2875 N Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062, (847) 298-2525
Sections: Open (open to all) and Reserve (Under 1800 or unrated). Both sections FIDE Rated - FIDE Laws of Chess will be followed.
1/2-point byes (maximum two) OK all rounds, must commit by end of round 2; round 6 byes may not be rescinded after round 2.
Prizes: $9,400 unconditionally guaranteed!
Unrated players qualify for top prizes only.
$600 in door prizes! Ten Amazon gift cards given to randomly drawn ICA members.
$5 discount for ICA members (annual dues $15 regular, $10 scholastic)— join at www.il-chess.org. ICA members earn points for the Illinois Chess Tour. To be eligible for 2017 Tour prizes you must join ICA before the conclusion of the Illinois Open.
$20 extra to play in Open Section with rating of 1799 and below.
Free entry to Illinois GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs, FMs, WFMs. Use the contact page to request the free entry.
Use the online registration form or mail checks postmarked by 8/25/17 to Illinois Chess Association, P.O. Box 4521, Skokie, IL 60077-4521. No phone entries.
Boards, sets, and clocks provided by The Illinois Chess Association.
All special rules, details, and tournament conditions subject to change without notice; changes will be posted ASAP at the tournament site & and ON THIS WEB PAGE.
Hotel Reservation: (847) 298-2525 or www.crowneplaza.com/northbrookchi, $99 room rate if reserved by 8/19, must use Group Code ILL when registering. Free hot breakfast buffet for hotel guests. 25% discount at Willows Restaurant to all tournament participants.
Summary of differences between FIDE Laws of Chess and US Chess Federation rules: http://www.uschess.org/content/view/12723/668
FIDE Laws of Chess: http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=171&view=article