2017 Illinois Blitz State Championship

Held on Saturday night of the 2017 Illinois Open

5 double rounds at G/3;inc 2. FIDE Rated!

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2875 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062, (847) 298-2525.

Schedule:

  • First round begins 9:00 p.m.
  • Registration from 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Prizes: $500 b/30

  • 1st: $150
  • 2nd: $100
  • 3rd: $50
  • Top Under 2200: $42
  • Top Under 2000: $41
  • Top Under 1800: $40
  • Top Under 1600: $39
  • Top Under 1400: $38

Unrated players qualify for top prizes only.

Entry Fee:

  • $25 USPS postmarked by 8/11 and on-line by 10 p.m. on 8/11
  • $30 USPS postmarked after 8/11 (must be received by 8/30);
  • $30 onsite (6:30 - 8:45)
  • Entries after cutoff receive ½-point byes for round 1.

Higher of regular or blitz US Chess ratings used for pairing.

$5 discount for ICA members (annual dues $15 regular, $10 scholastic— join at www.il-chess.org.

Register online or mail checks postmarked by 8/24/16 to Illinois Chess Association, P.O. Box 180177, Chicago, IL 60618. 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  site & online.

Details for the Illinois Open State Championship are available at www.kingregistration.com/tournaments/event/ILOpen2017

Scholastic side event on 9/3, details and registration at www.kingregistration.com/tournaments/event/ldwscholastic17.

Hotel Reservation: (847) 493-6929 or www.crowneplaza.com/northbrookchi, $94 room rate if reserved by 8/18, must use Group Code ILL when registering. Free hot breakfast buffet for guests. 25% discount at Willows Restaurant to all tournament participants.