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Due to the weather forcast for Saturday
the January 18th Brimfield Tournament is CANCELED
Please watch for the Reschedule Date


Our December schedule changed when Brimfield and Dunlap had to cancel their scheduled tournaments (Brimfield is rescheduled for January 18th). Rather than have nothing available for December, the GPCF is offering to hold the Winter Invitational at the Mark Twain Hotel's Packard Building. It's a rated event with discounted US Chess memberships available.

Awards will be given to the individual winners in all sections. Team trophies will also be given for the top team scores in each section. A team is composed of the top 4 scores. To compete as a team, all players must be from the same school or home schooled but teamed with the school that they would attend if in the public school system.

Tournament Announcement

Illinois State All Grade Chess Championship


Event:

Title: Peoria Holiday Scholastic
When: December 14th, 2019
Where: Packard Building, Mark Twain Hotel
Category: Scholastic

Description:

Swiss System in 5 sections (depending on entries): Players compete only against players in their own section. Players are not permitted to play up into a higher section. All High School players (Grades 9-12) compete in a single section. The High School & Junior High Sections are individual/Team tournaments. The top four players from the same school count toward the team score.

No byes last round. Byes for any single round must be requested before the end of the first round. Only one half-point bye is allowed per player. Additional missed rounds receive no points. All other rules/regulations shall be in accordance to ICA By-laws and the USCF Rulebook.


Playing Schedule:

Check In:

Ongoing Side Events:

Food and Chess Store vendors will be on-site.r

Prizes:

3 Team Trophies per each grade in K-1
3 Team Trophies per each grade in 2-3
3 Team Trophies per each grade in 4-5
3 Team Trophies per each grade in
3 /Individual Trophies per each grade in K-1
3 /Individual Trophies per each grade in K-1
3 /Individual Trophies per each grade in K-1
3 /Individual Trophies per each grade in K-1
3 /Individual Trophies per each grade in

Tournament Entry Fees:

$5 At the Door.
Players registering late at the door, might not be paired in the first round.
No Online Entries will be accepted after Online Deadline
USCF membership or JTP is required (See FAQ)
Discounted full USCF memberships may be available from the Greater Peoria Chess Foundation at registration.

Registration:

Click to Register Online Now, or mail registration information and Payments to:
In addition to payment, we must receive by mail the Student's Full Name, USCF ID#, Expiration Date, Grade and School.

Greater Peoria Chess Foundation,
6201 N Devonshire Dr
Peoria, IL 61615

More information:

Direct Questions to info@peoriachess.com or call (309) 981-7210, please mention this Tournament in your message so we may be prepared with your answer on our call back.
Sets and Boards will be provided. Organizer provided equipment must be used. Equipment will be on discounted sale upon tournament completion for school clubs and parents to purchase.

Directions to the Brimfield High School:

  • DRIVING DIRECTIONS COMING IN ON 74 WEST (FROM BLOOMINGTON OR CHICAGO)
    • Take I-55 South out of Chicago toward Bloomington
    • Pick up I-74 West outside of Bloomington
    • Continue on I-74 West over the Illinois River on the Murray-Baker Bridge)
    • Continue past Route 6
    • In less than a mile, turn left to North US Route 150
    • In approximate 1 mile, turn right onto N Jackson St
    • The High School is on your left in approximately 2 blocks on W Clinton St
  • DRIVING DIRECTIONS COMING IN ON 74 EAST (FROM MOLINE/GALESBURG)
    • Follow 74 East to Exit 75
    • Take Exit 75, to the right
    • Turn left onto the overpass on Maher Road
    • In less than a mile, turn left to North US Route 150
    • In approximate 1 mile, turn right onto N Jackson St
    • The High School is on your left in approximately 2 blocks on W Clinton St

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