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Greater Midwest Classic in Illinois

The Greater Midwest Classic and The Billy Colias Memorial Invitational will take place on 5-7th July at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave Rosemont, Illinois 60018. The total prize fund is $21,000 guaranteed.

Prizes: Billy Colias Memorial Invitational Sections A, B, C (FIDE rated): $500-300-200 per section.

Classic Sections: U2200 (FIDE rated): Overall – $1500-1200-1000-700; 1951-2100 – $400-200-100; 1800-1950 – $400-200-100; Biggest Upset – $200; U1800: Overall – $1500-1200-1000-700; Top 1551-1700 – $400-200-100; Top 1400-1550 – $400-200-100; Biggest Upset – $200; U1400: Overall – $1500-1200-1000-700; 1151-1300 – $400-200-100; 1150 and below – $400-200-100; Biggest Upset – $200;

Billy Colias Memorial Invitational Sections: 5R-RR Game-90 + 30/sec: Fri 5:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am and 3:30pm.

Classic Sections: 6R-SS Game-90 + 30/sec: Fri: 12pm and 5:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am & 3:30pm each day.

Hyatt Regency O'Hare

Hyatt Regency O’Hare

On-site reg: 9:30-11:30am Fri or 8:30-9:30am Sat. Limit 2 byes. Last rd. bye must commit prior to start of Rd 3.

Side Events: Grandmaster Simul (9am Fri), Blitz (8:30pm Sat). FREE raffle prizes before round 6 with free entry, free room and free airfare to 2014 tournament.

Site: Hyatt Regency O’Hare 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave Rosemont, IL 60018.

HR: $99/night – call 847-696-1234 and ask for CHESS rate. Reserve by June 1. Discounted parking – only $5. 10 minute walk from CTA Blue Line. FREE hotel shuttle from/to O’Hare airport. Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, less than one mile away.

Entries: If postmarked or online by 06/01 $89; $109 online or postmarked by 06/15; $129 thereafter. Re-entry $50. $25 to play up 1 section only; Credit Cards onsite OK. No checks onsite. Mail entries to: North American Chess Association (payable to) 4957 Oakton Street Suite 113 Skokie, IL 60077. Register online at

Other info: Boards, sets, and clocks provided. None for skittles. Must use organizer provided equipment. Chess store onsite. July rating supplement used. Questions: or 847-423-8626.

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