Oct. 25, 2014 The Quad City Chess Classic 2014, an Illinois Chess Tour Event. Two sections: Open and Reserve (U1400). Four round SS, G/65 with 5 second delay. Where: Augustana College, College Center Chicago Room, 639-38th St. Rock Island, IL 61201. Reg: Onsite registration begins at 8:30. Rounds: 9:30, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30 (or earlier, by agreement) Entry Fee: $25 if pre-registered by 10-19-2014, $30 onsite. Cash or checks to Illowa Chess Club. Prize Info: All entry fees will be returned in prize money after expenses have been deducted, plus trophy to winner of each section. US Chess Federation (USCF) membership required, available onsite or join at USChess.org. Contact: Gary Nordick (Gary.Chess@mediacombb.net) with questions. Mail pre-registration with check to: Quad City Chess Classic, c/o Gary Nordick, 13011 28th St. West, Milan, IL 61264. Include USCF ID and e-mail address for confirmation.
2014 Illinois Open State Chess Championship:
August 30 – September 1, 2014 at Crowne Plaza Chicago – Northbrook 2875 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062. $8,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund! An Illinois Chess Tour Event! 50 Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points! Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! Details and Register Online at www.chessforlife.com. In 2 sections, Open and Reserve (U1800). 6 rounds, G/90, 30-second increment. 2-day option 8/31-9/1. $89 room rate if reserved by 8/27 - Free hot breakfast buffet and 25% restaurant discount included in room rate. Free entry to all Illinois GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs, FMs, and WFMs - please pre-register. $5 entry fee discount to ICA members (ICA member dues $15 adult, $10 scholastic - obtain membership at www.il-chess.org)
August 15-17 four-event weekend in Coralville: Iowa Quick Chess Championship (6 round Swiss G/10d2 on August 15), 60th Iowa Open (IASCA Super Grand Prix Qualifier, 6 round Swiss G90+30s on August 16-17), Iowa Reserve Championship (under 1600, 4 round Swiss G/75d5 on August 16), Iowa Rated Beginner's Open (under 1200, 5 round Swiss G/30d5). See the Iowa Chess page on August tournaments for details.