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 GM’s Yermolinsky & Gurevich @ 2017 Senior Open, Northfield, MN after OleChess Camp

GM’s Yermolinsky & Gurevich @ 2017 Senior Open, Northfield, MN after OleChess Camp

 
 2017 U.S. Senior Open in Northfield, MN, following the OleChess Camp

2017 U.S. Senior Open in Northfield, MN, following the OleChess Camp

U.S. Senior Open

June 28-30, 2019 ̶ 40 Grand Prix Points

North Central College
Harold and Eva White Activities Center (“WAC”)
325 E Benton Ave
Naperville, IL 60540

(Some tournament optional features are still being finalized. Please watch for updates on optional features - see below for details.)

Eligible Players: Open to players at least 50 years old as of June 28, 2019

Format: 6 round Swiss System, One half point bye available in any of rounds1-6, must commit by end of round 2. June rating supplement will be used.

Time Control: G/90+30 second increment

Registration & Check-In: Friday 6/28 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Round Times: Fri 1:00pm & 6:00pm; Sat 9:30am & 3:00pm; Sun 8:30am & 2:00pm.

Entry Fee:

  • $100 rec’d by USPS or online by 12/31 7:00 p.m. CT;

  • $110 rec’d by USPSor online by May 31, 7:00 p.m. CT;

  • $120 rec’d by USPS or online until June 14, 7:00 p.m. CT;

  • $130 rec’d by USPS or online until June 27, 7:00 p.m. CT & at door .

Prizes: $8,000 b/100 paid entries:

  • 1st $1,500; 2nd $1,000; 3rd $700; 4th $500;

  • U2400: $500-$300;

  • U2200: $400-$200;

  • U2000: $400-$200;

  • U1800: $400-$200;

  • U1600: $300-$150;

  • U1400: $300-$150;

  • U1200: $300-$150;

  • U1000: $200-$150;

  • Unrated eligible for overall or U1200 category prizes only.

  • Plaque to top in each age group: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.

  • Players may win both cash & age awards.

Lodging Information:

Travel Information

  • North Central College is 35 minutes from both O’Hare airport and Midway airport

  • Metrarail, BNSF (Burlington Northern Sante Fe) runs from Chicago to Aurora; Metra stop is a half mile from the playing site (8 minute walk)

  • Rio2rome.com estimates the Uber cost from an airport to the college at $35. We are currently working with shuttles to see if we can schedule service at around half that cost. Watch for details.

Tournament Directing Staff:

  • Chief TD: NTD Maret Thorpe

  • Chief Floor TD - Senior Open: Glenn Panner

  • Others - TBA

Key Players Participating

  • TBA

Tournament Photographer - Ghost Light Foto

  • The tournament photographer will have limited access during each round with non-flash photos

  • Photos will be available to purchase

Special Events and General Information:

  • Free WiFi on campus

  • Thursday evening, GM Simul, details TBD

  • Thursday evening GM Lecture, details TBD

  • Saturday, after round four, Blitz, details TBD

  • Possible spouse events. Would your spouse be interested in an exercise class, guided shopping, a dinner theater event? Email us with your feedback.

  • Possible awards dinner after round 6

  • Possible meal plan - we are working to coordinate this with round times. If we work this out, you’ll be able to add it to your entry.

  • We are working on a bookstore opportunity.

For Additional Information:

Contact us here using online form:

Caveman Chess Camp:
6/23-28; The Caveman Chess Camp is a camp for both adults and youth, including adult-only camp sections and Intensive Study sections with only serious and strong students, whether adults or youth.

If you’ve ever considered taking a chess vacation to study with Grandmasters and FIDE Trainers, we encourage you to consider the Caveman Chess Camp followed by the U.S. Senior Open. Our 2019 instructors will like include GM Yermolinsky, GM Kaidanov, GM Shulman, GM D. Gurevich, GM Goldin, WGM Baginskaite. We are currently in negotiation with additional instructors.

Please see website for additional details.

2019 Caveman Summer Open

A one day 4-round Swiss System with $1,550 in prizes based on 60 entries in two sections. Click on the above link for more information.

To Enter the Tournament and Register for Other Events and Features:

Equipment:

Caveman Chess provides sets, boards. Please bring your chess clock.