Open Game Play

Open Chess Game Play: All ages and skill-levels welcome!

When: Every Tuesday evening 7:15 pm - 11pm (or so) * * * * * Where: Aurora Turners Club, 1335 Mitchell Rd., in the Banquet Hall, downstairs.

This is just north of Indian Trail, in Aurora, east of Lake Street, west of Farnsworth.

ANCC is affiliated with the US Chess Federation and the Illinois Chess Association.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Tournament Tomorrow!

Our sister club in DeKalb will be holding a 5-round tourney tomorrow.  I would encourage as many as are able to make it out to support Bill and the DeKalb club!  Details are:

Give Me Liberty! Challenge

Location: First Congregational Church - DeKalb

Sponsored by the DeKalb Chess Club, a USCF and ICA affiliate.
Observing the 238th anniversary of Patrick Henry’s famous declaration of March 23,1775, “Give me liberty or give me death.”
5 rounds, G/45 with no delay, dual-rated. Sections at TD discretion based upon registrations, but generally Open, Reserve - Under 1600 and Booster - Under 1200.
Prize Fund: Cash Prizes at TD discretion (calculated and posted during first round). Guaranteed 67% of entry funds received, generally 80%.
Additional “Under” prizes within sections and upset prizes too. For example, Under 1800 in the Open Section, Under 1400 in the Reserve, Under 1000 in the Booster. Must have at least three eligible players for a prize to be created. Unrated players are eligible for Section prizes only.
Where: First Congregational Church, 615 N First Street, DeKalb, IL
On-site Registration: 8:00am-8:50am
Rounds: 9:00am, 10:40am, (Lunch) 1pm, 2:40pm, 4:20pm with conclusion anticipated by 5:50pm.
Entry Fee: $20 with advanced registration by Friday, Mar. 15 at 9pm, $25 without pre-registration. $5 discount to second and additional family members or members of same academic club beyond the first entry. Only one discount available per person.
Pre-registration: send USCF ID number and name to
Lunch: refrigerator and microwave available onsite for registrants, delivery menus also available onsite. Pizza: $4 for two slices and a soft drink. Skittles room available for family and games analysis.
Questions? Contact or see details at
Possible side event: Rated Game/5 blitz tournament at conclusion of main event. If interested, please indicate interest at registration. Become the first kid on your block to have one of the new USCF Blitz Ratings!

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