Elite Chess Open

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Join Elite Chess in its effort to bring high quality chess tournaments to the west suburbs by playing in the Elite Chess Open. This event was added to the tournament series after the fantastic success of the DuPage County Chess Championship. Our goal this summer is to have 150 players attend, so spread the word!

Description: Chess tournament with 6 rated sections (U600, U900, U1200, U1500, U1800, and Championship) and 2 scholastic sections (Elementary and Junior High). All sections are 4R/SS G45 +5 second delay. A Bughouse Challenge will take place during lunch and game analysis will be available throughout the tournament. USCF membership required for rated sections.


Prizes: Based on 75 rated entries. Trophies will be awarded to the top 5 finishers in the U600, U900, and scholastic sections.  U1200, U1500, & U1800 Sections: $100-75-50; Championship Section: $150-100-50.  Bughouse Challenge winners will receive unique trophies.


Where: Naperville Campus of Northern Illinois University: 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL.


Rounds: Check in is from 8:30 - 9:15 am. Round 1 at 9:30 am, rest ASAP. Rated sections will end at approximately 5:30 pm and unrated, grade level sections will end at approximately 2:30 pm.


Registration: Fee is $30 for the unrated scholastic sections and $35 for all rated sections if registered by 7/24. Fee is increased by $5 if registration takes place after 7/24 and it is increased by $10 if registration takes place at the door. Onsight registration closes at 9:00 am. 2000+ rated players play for free. Bughouse Challenge is free for all participants.

Contact Jeff DiOrio at elitechess@gmail.com with any questions.