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Tournament Life Idaho


A State Championship Event! Feb. 18-20, 2012 Idaho Closed State Championship IDAHO RESIDENT'S ONLY! Chief TD: Jay Simonson. AmeriTel Inn (Boise Towne Square), 7965 W. Emerald St., Boise, ID 83704. 208-378-7000. 6SS, 30/120, SD/60, d5. Annual ICA Business Meeting beginning at 8 AM prior to rnd 3. Rds.: 9, 4, 10, 4:30, 8, 3. Byes: One 1/2 pt Bye, rnds 1-5, One 0 pt bye avail rnd 6, must notify TD before rnd 2. Reg. & Ck in: 7:30-8:30 Sat Feb 18. One Section: Open. EF: $35 (includes $10 ICA Membership) if registered by February 14, 2012. $30 (includes $10 ICA Membership) for Seniors (60+) and Juniors (under 18) if registered by February 14, 2012. $50 (includes $10 ICA Membership) for EVERYONE if registered after February 14, 2012. Optional Northwest Chess memberships available for additional $15. Prizes:Trophies or plaques, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall; 1st, X, A, Woman, Junior, Senior, Unrated; 1st-2nd, B thru E. HR: $69.95 men- tion chess, 208-378-7000. Contact: Jay Simonson, rooknjay@yahoo.com, 391 Carol Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83401, 208-206-7667. NC, NS, W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Illinois


North Shore Chess Center 5500 W. Touhy Ave., Suite A, Skokie, IL 60077, 847.423.8626, www.nachess.org/nscc. Multiple monthly chess events: Quick and Regular rated tournaments, FIDE amateur tournaments, simuls and lectures by masters. Private & Group lessons for all ages and strengths available. Home of the Chicago Blaze US Chess League team. Contact: Sevan A. Muradian Inter- national Arbiter & International Organizer - sevan@na chess.org.


Feb. 12, Knights Quest #74 4SS, G/30,d5. Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, 933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, IL. Presented by Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation. USCF Rated Sections: Open (K-12 & Adults), U1400 (K-12 & Adults), U1000 (K-8) & U600 (K-8). Awards: Top 5 each section, Top 2 teams (except open), medals all others. Reg.: 12:00-12:30 pm. Rds.: 1 at 1:00 pm, rest ASAP. EF: $25 by 2/6, $30 after, $35 on-site. Online Registra- tion: http://events.r20constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=mlwzh 4bab&oeidk=a07e5a1217j49897fla. Mail-in Reg: Renaissance Knights, PO Box 1074, Northbrook, IL 60065. $5 discount to siblings and team mem- bers when registering together. Info: www.rknights.org, 773-844-0701.


Feb.17-19 or 18-19,2012U.S.Amateur Team Championship - North See Nationals.


Feb. 24-26, Quad Cities Chess Championship at The Lodge (IA) Across the river from Moline, IL. See Grand Prix.


A State Championship Event! Mar. 2-4, 2012 Illinois K-8 State Championships 7SS. Clock Tower Resort, 7801 State St., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)398- 6000 Toll Free: 1-800-358-7666, rooms: $95 (single-quad), Free Wi-Fi at hotel, free parking, indoor water park, video arcade. Four Sections: K- 1 (G/25 d/5), Grades 2-3 (G/40 d/5), Grades 4-5 (G/55 d/5), Grades 6-8 (G/55 d5). Entry Fee: $35 postmarked by 2/20/12 USPS (or $35 on-line by 2/20, 6 pm); $50 postmarked 2/21 � 2/27 or On-Line by 3/1/12, 6 pm, or on-site by 3/2/12(on-site entries after 3/2/12 cannot be guar- anteed pairing for round 1, instead they may receive 1/2 point bye round 1). Must be current USCF member by 8:30 am, 3/3 to be paired. Checks payable only to Chess Central. Awards:Individual:1st-25th Place in each section (K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8). Grade Awards: 1st-2nd each grade. Class Awards: 1st-2nd Place with several classes per section. Com- memorative medal or ribbon to all players. Teams:1st-10th Place in each section. Special Sportsmanship trophy!Schedule:Opening Ceremony Sat., 3/2/12 at 9:30 am. K-1: Sat. 10-12:30-2-3:30, Sun. 9-10:30-12:30; Grades 2-3: Sat. 10-12:30-2:30-4:30 Sun. 9-11-1; Grades 4-5 & Grades 6-8: Sat. 10-12:45-3:15-5:45 Sun. 9-11:30-2. Side Events: Bughouse Tournament Fri, 3/2/12, 6:15 7:45 pm. EF at site only: $20 per team ($10 for individuals and we help you create a team) FREE INDIVIDUAL BUG- HOUSE ENTRY WITH RECEIPT FOR BOTH BLITZ & PUZZLE SOLVING! Registration closes at 5:45 pm, Fri, 3/2/12. One section only, K-8. Bug- house Awards: 1st-3rd Place. Blitz Tournament 5 SS Fri, 3/2/12, 8-9:30 pm, $15 postmarked by 2/20/12 or on-line 2/20/12 until 6 pm, $20 USPS post marked 2/21/12 - 2/27/12, or on-site or on-line until 3/1/12, 6 pm. Registration on site closes at 7:30 pm, 3/2/12. Blitz Awards: Individual: 1st-5th plus class awards. Puzzle Solving Contest: Sat. 3/3/12, 6:30 pm, Puzzle Solving Prizes: 1st-5th overall; 1st-5th U1000, EF: USPS: $15 postmarked by 2/20/12 or On-line until 2/20/12, 6 pm. $20 USPS post marked 2/21/12 - 2/27/12 or on-line by 3/2/12, 6pm or at site by 5:45 pm. Awards Ceremony for Blitz/Bug house/ Puz zle Solving: Sun, 9 am. K-8 Awards Ceremony: Sun, 3/4/12, 5:30-7 pm. Enter tournament on line (except Bughouse) at http://chessweek- end. com. Checks payable only to Chess Central (no checks to USCF or Mike Zacate): Mail registrations with name-contact info- grade-birthday-team/school-uscf ID & exp.-address-city-zip-e-mail address-coach name & contact info to: Mike Zacate, 9401 Birch Ave., Mokena, IL 60448. Updated info/Hotels/On-Line Entries: http://chess- weekend.com. $10 service charge for on-site changes, and all refunds. Bookdealer scheduled to be there.


Mar. 10, 10th Annual Mark Oestreich Memorial Tournament Time controls: 30/70, then 40/60. No sudden death. Salem Community Center, 416 Oglesby St., Salem, IL. EF: $15.00. Prize fund: $360.00, based on 30. 1st $80, 2nd $40. Classes: A, B, C, D/E/Unrated $60.00 each. Reg- istration: 8:00–9:15. Rounds: 9:30, 1:00, 5:00. Entries: Jim Davies 314-721-4967, 7358 Shaftesbury, St. Louis, MO 63130. jandadavies@ sbcglobal.net.


Mar. 16-18 or 17-18, 16th annual Mid-America Open (MO) See Grand Prix.


Mar. 17-18, 48th Greater Peoria Open 5 SS, G/120 T/d5. Lakeview Museum, 1125 Lake Ave., Peoria, IL 61614. EF: $35 by 3/12, $45 at site, $20 Unr, $0 to Masters, $5 disc't ICA memb, $3 disc't GPCF memb. $$GTD: 80% of EFs. REG.: 8:30-9:30. RDS.: 9:45- 2:15-6:30, 9:30-2:00. INFO: Bye 1-4. www.gpcf.net. ENT:Wayne Zimmerle, 514 W Loucks #2, Peoria, IL 61604, 309-692-4480 day, 309-686-0192 night, wzim@sbcglobal.net. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Mar. 18, Knights Quest #75 4SS, G/30,d5. Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, 933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, IL. Presented by Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation. USCF Rated Sections: Open (K-12 & Adults), U1400 (K-12 & Adults), U1000 (K-8) & U600 (K-8). Awards: Top 5 each section, Top 2 teams (except open), medals all others. Reg.: 12:00-12:30 pm. Rds.: 1 at 1:00 pm, rest ASAP. EF: $25 by 3/12, $30 after, $35 on-site. Online Registra- tion: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk= a07e5a13wj1a2054394&11r=m1wzh4bab. Mail-in Reg: Renaissance Knights, PO Box 1074, Northbrook, IL 60065. $5 discount to siblings and team members when registering together. Info:www.rknights.org, 773- 844-0701.


Apr. 20-22, 2012 All-Girls National Championships presented by the Kasparov Chess Foundation in association with the Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation & USCF See Nationals.


May 24-28, 25-28, 26-28 or 27-28, 21st annual Chicago Open See Grand Prix.


Indiana


Every Second Saturday of the Month 4SS, G/61d5. Donatos Pizza, 825 W 10th St., Indianapolis. Reg.: 11- 11:30AM, Rd 1, 11:40AM. $$:b/20 1st $200; 2nd $100; Class (A, B,) (C, D, E, Unr) $70 each. Prizes increased if + 20. EF: $27 - $5.00 BD month, - $5.00 for any state association (except ISCA), OCCC Memb.req'd Memb. includes magazine+. FIDE Titled Players Free. Ent: Donald Urquhart, 501 N. East St. # 802, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Info: at 317-634-6259 or e- mail akakarpov@att.net. 3 entries in a class req'd for that class prize to be awarded. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Orange Crush Chess Club Friday Night Blitz (QC) Burger King, 410 E Morris St. (E. Morris St. and S. East St). Show your OCCC card for free upsize. Reg.: 6-6:25pm, starts at 6:30pm. Type: 3 RR Quad, G/5d2, QC. EF: $8.00, $$4-Quad 1st $25.00. Ent: Donald Urquhart, 501 N. East St., #802, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Info: Don at 317-634-6259 or email akakarpov@att.net.


Mar. 16-18 or 17-18, 16th annual Mid-America Open (MO) See Grand Prix.


21st annual CHICAGO OPEN


May 24-28 (norms possible), 25-28, 26-28, 27-28 or 25-26, Westin North Shore Hotel $100,000 PRIZE FUND UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED!


Open Section, May 24-28: 9 rounds, 5 days, 40/90,


Free lectures & analysis by GM John Fedorowicz, free entry to IMs, WGMs, foreign FMs FIDE ratings used for Open,May officialUSCFfor others.


SD/30, inc/30. 200 GPP. U2300 to U1300 sections: 7 rds, choice of 3 schedules.


then 40/2, SD/1, d/5. All merge & play for same prizes. U1100 section: 7 rds, 5/25-26, G/40, d/5. U900 section: 7 rds, 5/27-28, G/40, d/5.


WestinChicagoNorthShoreHotel, 601NMilwaukeeAve,


Wheeling IL 60090. Free parking. In 9 sections: Open: $10000-5000-2500-1200-900-700-600-500-400-


300, clear or tiebreak first $200 bonus, top FIDE U2500/unr


$2000-1000. FIDE rated, GM and IM norms possible. U2300:$5000-2500-1200-900-700-600-500-400-300-300.


FIDE rated. U2100: $5000-2500-1200-900-700-600-500-400-300-300. U1900:$5000-2500-1200-900-700-600-500-400-300-300. U1700:$5000-2500-1200-900-700-600-500-400-300-300. U1500: $4000-2000-1000-800-600-500-400-400-300-300. U1300:$4000-2000-1000-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. U1100: $1500-700-400-300-200-200-100-100. U900: $500-300-200, trophies to first 5, top U700, U500,


U300, Unrated. Unrated limits: U900 200, U1100 $400, U1300 $700, U1500 $1000, U1700 $1500, U1900 $2000, U2100 $2500.


4-day, 5/25-28, 40/2, SD/1, d/5. 3-day, 5/26-28, rds 1-2 G/75, d/5, then 40/2, SD/1, d/5. 2-day, 5/27-28, rds 1-4 G/40, d/5,


Unofficial web ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Prize limits: 1) If under 26 lifetime games as of 5/12 list,


limit $800 U1100, $1500 U1300, $2500 U1500. 2) If official rating 5/11-4/12 or unofficial post-event rating posted 5/24/11- 5/24/12 was/more than 30 pts over section max, limit $1500.


5-day schedule (Open only): entries end Thu 6 pm, rds


Thu 7 pm, Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6,Mon 10 & 4:30. 4-day schedule: entries end Fri 6, rds Fri 7, Sat/Sun 11 &


6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 3-day schedule: entries end Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2:30


& 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 2-dayschedule: entries end Sun 9 am, rds Sun 10, 12, 2,


3:45 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. U1100 schedule: Fri 7 pm & 9 pm, Sat 10, 12, 2, 3:45, 6. U900 schedule: Sun 10, 12, 2, 3:45, Mon 10, 12, 2 Half point byes OK all, limit 4 (2 last 4 rds). Open must


commit before rd 2, others rd 4. Hotel rates: 1-4 in room $103, 800-937-8461, 847-777-


6500, reserve by 5/11. Full details: see TLA this issue or chesstour.com. Bring


set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. Entry: Chesstour.com or Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds.


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