29TH ANNUAL CHICAGO OPEN, OCTOBER 9-11
10th annual Chicago Open Blitz, October 12 (Columbus Day)
Internet Chess Club
For new CCA online players, this event includes a free two month membership in ICC.
See bottom of page for what to do after registration.
NOTE NEW RATING POLICY, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2020:
Higher of Online Regular rating or OTB Regular rating used for section eligibility, pairings, and prizes. Our shopping cart cannot look up Online ratings, so some players may enter a section based on OTB, and be notified later that they must move up due to their Online Regular rating.
Our shopping cart is unable to access Online Regular ratings because USCF does not provide them in a database, so we will have to look them up manually at uschess.org/msa. Some players will be offered entry by the shopping cart who will later be notified they must move up a section based on their online rating.
OCTOBER 9-11: 29th annual CHICAGO OPEN
7-SS, G/75+10, at Internet Chess Club. $17,000 guaranteed prizes plus 14 free entry prizes. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes (side/rear camera angle). In 5 sections. Open Section: Open to all; entry fee $80 more if not rated USCF 2100/over or FIDE 2000/over. $2000-1200-700-500-300, top U2300/Unr $800-400, top Illinois player $200. Under 2200 Section: $1000-600-400-300-200, top U2000/Unr $600-300. Under 1900 Section: $900-600-400-300-200, top U1700 $500-250. Under 1600 Section: $800-500-300-200-150, top U1400 $400-200. Under 1300 Section: $600-400-250-150-100, top U1100 $200-100. Free entry to choice of 2021, 2022 or 2023 Chicago Open to Open Section top 2 U2400/Unr, U2200 Section top 2 U2100/Unr, U1900 Section top 2 U1800, U1600 Section top 2 U1500, U1300 Section top 2 U1200, top 2 U900, top 2 Unrated. Top 4 sections entry fee at chessaction.com: $118 by 10/2, $138 by 10/7, $160 by 9 am CDT 10/10; must take rd 1 bye after 2 pm CDT 10/9. GMs $100 from prize. Under 1300 Section entry fee: all $20 less. Regional entry fee discounts: Entry fees $25 less to residents of Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin. Entry fee $5 less to Illinois Chess Assn. members. Log into playcca.com 30 minutes before game; Rounds begin (CDT): Fri 7:00 pm, Sat & Sun each 10:00 am, 1:45 pm & 5:30 pm. Half point byes available all rounds; limit 2 byes, must be claimed with registration & cannot be changed. USCF membership required; may join with registration. Online Regular rated (will not affect regular OTB ratings), higher of Online Regular or OTB Regular rating used for section eligibility. pairings & prizes. $15 service charge for refunds. WARNING: YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WHEN PAIRINGS ARE ISSUED, OR YOU WILL NOT BE PAIRED.
OCTOBER 12: 10th annual Chicago Open Blitz
11-SS, G/3+2, Columbus Day at Internet Chess Club. $2500 guaranteed prizes. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes (side/rear camera angle). In 2 sections. Open Section: Open to all, $500-300-200, top U2200/Unr $240-120. Under 2000/Unr Section: $270-140-100, top 1600-1799/Unr $160-80, U1600 (no Unr) $140-70, U1400 (no Unr) $120-60. Entry fee at chessaction.com: $42 by 10/10, $60 by 3 pm CDT 10/12, no entry after 3 pm 10/12. GMs $40 from prize. Log into playcca.com 30 minutes before game. Round 1 begins 6 pm CDT, other rounds ASAP; 15 minute break after round 6. Should finish by 9 pm CDT. Half point byes: Available all rounds, limit 2 byes, must be claimed with registration & cannot be changed. Online Blitz rated (will not affect OTB ratings), higher of regular OTB or regular online ratings used for pairings & prizes. $15 service charge for refunds. WARNING: YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WHEN PAIRINGS ARE ISSUED, OR YOU WILL NOT BE PAIRED.
WHAT TO DO AFTER REGISTRATION:
1) At chessaction.com, go to the row for the tournament and click on "entry list" to make sure you are listed. If not, notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) If you are a current ICC member with a user name linked to your USCF ID number (like those who have played in our online tournaments), you are all set. If not, go to register.chessclub.com/cca to register with ICC. If you are unable to register, contact email@example.com.
3) Read the rules posted HERE.
4) Log into Zoom HERE:
5) 30 minutes before play begins, log into playcca.com, wait for any messages, and wait for your pairing to pop up when play is about to begin. DO NOT LOG OFF or you may not be paired.