Saturday, October 17, 2009

Chess Tournament in Hyde Park!

Rated Event at U of C Next Saturday

No, it’s not a typo. There really will be a genuine USCF-rated chess tournament right here in Hyde Park next Saturday, thanks to the University of Chicago Chess Club. Details:

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Reynolds Club -- 5706 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL

USCF rated only (not FIDE rated).

4-SS G/60+10 Sec increment. $1225 b/60
(An increase of $525 over the last prize fund we offered at this site!).

EF: $30 preentry, $40 at the site. $10 discount to U of C students. IDs will be checked at site and discount given at site. All pre-entries will be put in a drawing for a Chessbase software package of your choice.

Prize Fund: (All class prizes based on 4 per section) 1st $400, 2nd $250, 3rd
$150,Expert/A $125,B $100, C $100, D + below and Unrated $75, Biggest Upset $25.
Registration: 9:00am-9:45am Round Times: 10am-12:30pm-3:00pm-5:30pm.

Info/Preentries: Chris Baumgartner, 9985 Linda Ln Apt 2E, Des Plaines, IL 60016
(please make checks payable to Chris Baumgartner) Phone: 847-609-2987 Email:
Here's the official listing on the Illinois Chess Association calendar.

Here's a flyer you can tack up on the fridge. And a hat tip to NM Jeremy Kane, team’s captain and also the new Ray School chess coach, for sending me the information.


Leon Akpalu said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Tom!

And you know, I never noticed that we had all those tropical cycads growing on the quad like in your photo...

Tom Panelas said...

Yeah, what's with the palm trees in Hutch quad? Looks like Oak Street Beach in July.

Are you playing on Saturday, Leon?