USCF Rated

November 11, 2023
Location: 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60202

3SS G/60 + 5 sec. delay. USCF Dual Rated

This tournament is open to players who are EITHER age 14 and older
OR whose US Chess Current Published Regular Rating for the month of the tournament is 900 or higher. Look it up as shown here.

Guest master: TBA
(Guest masters receive free entry and a small honorarium. This opportunity is open to players who are US Chess National masters or FIDE FM, WFM, IM, WIM, GM or WGM. If you qualify and are interested, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

Three Sections
Section Gold: 1700 and over
Section Silver:  1200-1699
Section Bronze: U1200 and unrated
1600 - 1699 may play up to Gold
1100 - 1199 may play up to Silver
Higher of Published USCF Regular or Regular Online Rating determines section placement.

IMPORTANT: US Chess Current Published Regular over-the-board rating for the month of the tournament determines section placement. It is NOT necessarily the same as "my rating after the last tournament I played." See our terms and conditions for how to look up the rating we use

Junior players: Junior players (under fourteen years) rated 900+ are welcome. Sorry, but we do not accept junior players rated under 900. Must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event.

You may take one half-point bye in any round but the last.

Three rounds. Digital clocks are required and will be set to G/60, delay 5. Accelerated or decelerated pairings at TD discretion. Sections may be combined at TD discretion.

Prizes: Your prize is an excellent playing experience at a reasonable cost. 

Advance Entries are strongly recommended. Entry fee is $20
Please register using the button below
when registration opens. We typically fill up the Wednesday before the tournament. Online registration closes when the tournament is full; check back at our site for spaces that might open up. We do not have a wait list. You do NOT need to be a member of the Levy Center chess club to participate in this tournament. You must have valid US Chess membership to participate.

On-Site Entries: Check this web site the morning of the tournament to see if space is available; on-site entries for $20 cash are taken on an as-available, first-come basis starting at 9:00 a.m. 

Master and Expert Entries: First three Masters and Experts play for free. If your USCF or FIDE regular rating is 2000 or higher, email your name and USCF ID to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5 p.m. the Tuesday before the tournament to pre-register.

Check-in and On-site Registration
from 9:00 to 9:30 AM.
Players must check in on the posted registration list by 9:30 am; players who arrive late will receive a half-point bye for the first round or be paired with another late arrival. Pre-registered players who do not arrive by the end of Round 1 will be withdrawn.
First Round 9:50 am, last round over roughly 5:00 pm. 

Bring your lunch! We will have a brief lunch break if the Levy Center schedule allows. There will not be time to go out for food. The only food available on-site is vending machine snacks and soft drinks.

Other information: Sets supplied. Bring digital delay clocks. Wheelchair accessible. No Smoking. Limit 50 players.

For more information: or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Date November 11, 2023
Registration Start Date 09-23-2023
Capacity 50
Registered 4
Available place 46
Individual Price $20.00