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Date Tournament Type Prizes Time Control Site  

Preregistrants

 

Hotel Link
June 19 Blitz and Bughouse

* Unrated *

Trophies Game/5
8 to 10 Rounds
Holiday Inn, Elgin Preregistrants
0

(Click to check names)

495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL, 60123-9356

May Swiss Results

Our May Swiss was the strongest tournament we've had so far. With a master, three experts and four class A players, the sixteen players in the Alpha section all faced difficult challenges. The ratings cutoff between sections was in the mid 1600's.

First place in the Alpha section went to Aleksandar Stamnov with a perfect score, while second and third was shared by Paul Seet and Jim Marshall, both of whom won every game except against Stamnov. Jim, your check is in the mail.

In the Beta section, Evan Spiegel took first all to himself with a perfect score, while second and third was shared between Sritej Vontikommu, Vincent Do, and Rafeh Qazi. Unfortunately, a miscalculation led to an underpayment for the second and third tie. We owe Sritij, Vincent and Rahed $13.33 each. Checks have been written and can be claimed either at an upcoming tournament, or immediately if you send a snail mail address to Bob @ McHenryAreaChess.org, or call Bob at 815-519-3323. We apologize for any inconvenience this error may have caused.

By the way, we still have a check for Edward Bustamante from his share of second in the April Quads. We hope to hear from Ed soon.

We appreciate all of our players and thank them for attending our events, and for making chess in our community lively and strong.

A mirrored copy of the rated tournament cross table is here. It shows before and after ratings, both regular and quick, for all players. You can find the same page on the USCF website, as well as crosstables from our past tournaments, at: McHenry Area Chess Tournaments at USCF

 

Upcoming Tourney in Normal

There will be a chess tournament on May 22nd, Saturday, within Bloomington Normal in Signature Inn Normal. Event and Registration details available online at http://www.cilgcenter.com

New Wauconda Chess Club

A new chess club will be opening May 29 in Wauconda.  The chess club is located in Wauconda Township building at 505 W. Bonner Road. They meet every Saturday from 4 PM to 7 PM.  Everyone is welcome. Please bring your own chess set if you can. For more information, call Len at 847-536-8448.

Finally, the Eta section was won by Alex Wiener with a perfect 3.0, and second place was split three ways between Cliff Adams, Gary Sargent, and Edward Bustamante. Since none of these three players waited until the round was completed, we have written check for their winnings which they can pick up at our next tournament.

2010 Tournament Schedule

Date Tournament Type Prizes Time Control Site  

Preregistrants

 

Hotel Link
June 19 Blitz and Bughouse

* Unrated *

Trophies Game/5
8 to 10 Rounds
Holiday Inn, Elgin Preregistrants
0

(Click to check names)

495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL, 60123-9356
July 17 Quad Cash Game/80
3 Rounds
Holiday Inn, Elgin Preregistrants
0

(Click to check names)

495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL, 60123-9356
August 21 Swiss Cash Game/60
4 Rounds
Holiday Inn, Elgin Preregistrants
0

(Click to check names)

495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL, 60123-9356
September 18 Quad Cash Game/80
3 Rounds
Holiday Inn, Elgin Preregistrants
0

(Click to check names)

495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL, 60123-9356
October 16 Swiss Cash Game/60
4 Rounds
Holiday Inn, Elgin Preregistrants
0

(Click to check names)

495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL, 60123-9356
November 20 Quad Cash Game/80
3 Rounds
Holiday Inn, Elgin Preregistrants
0

(Click to check names)

495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL, 60123-9356
December 18 Swiss (or Blitz) Cash (or Trophy) Game 60 in 4 Rounds (or Game/5
8 to 10 Rounds)
Holiday Inn, Elgin Preregistrants
0

(Click to check names)

495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL, 60123-9356

As always, registration begins at 8:30 AM, with first round at 9:30, tourney wrapping up by 6:30 PM. Click on the hotel link in the right column for a map of the playing site.

Preregistration Policy

We are now allowing optional preregistration by mail.  Of course, you may always register on site as well. You may preregister for any event on our schedule. Just make out a check for $20 to McHenry Area Chess, write your USCF membership number on it, and mail it to us at P.O. Box 1574, Crystal Lake, IL. 60039.

For more info, click on the link just above.

No Points In Last Round Byes

In another change for our tournaments, we will no longer allow any points to be given for requested last round byes (if you're the odd man out, you still get a full point bye). Click the preceding link for more details.

Other Area Events

We don't run the following events, but we know the Renaissance Knights are good people.

FEB 27 or 28 - 1st ANNUAL GREATER CHICAGO SCHOLASTIC INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM 
CHAMPIONSHIPS_
(http://www.renaissanceknights.org/Events/Upcoming/2010/Greater%20Chicago.htm)   
CROWNE  PLAZA NORTHBROOK

In partnership with _Kasparov Chess Foundation_
(http://www.kasparovchessfoundation.org/
RENAISSANCE KNIGHTS CHESS  FOUNDATION
 

Next Event

McHenry Area Chess will be hosting a four round Swiss on Saturday, January  16, 2010, at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Elgin. For this event the entry fee will be $20. Game/60 time controls.  Cash prizes based on entries. Two sections unless turnout is light, in which case we pay class and upset prizes.  Preregister by mail, or registration on site starts at 8:30AM. Round times at 9:30, 11:35, 2:30, and 4:35. Lunch is after round 2.

Introduction

We are McHenry Area Chess, an organization of chess enthusiasts in northern Illinois.  If you're in this area and looking for opportunities to play chess, you've found the right place here.  This website contains all the information you'll need to play more and improve your game.  To learn more about us, read about our mission.

Making Your Moves

Use the buttons on the left side of the page to navigate around our website.  We have sections for many aspects of our group and about the game of chess in general, as well as other chess activity in our area.  You can also follow the underlined links on any page, but some of these will take you outside of our site.

Contact Information

We can be reached by any of the means listed below.  Whether you're a new player interested in hearing more about us, or an existing member with a question, we'd love to hear from you.  Also, pleas let us know if you have information about any other chess activity in the McHenry area that's not listed on this site.

Telephone
815-519-3323
Postal address
P.O. Box 1574, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-1574
Electronic mail
General Information: Bob@McHenryAreaChess.org
Tournaments: Bob@McHenryAreaChess.org
Webmaster: Webmaster@McHenryAreaChess.org

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