US Amateur Team North

2013 U.S. Amateur Team Championship North
February 15-17, 2013

The 2013 U.S. Amateur Team Championship North will take place February 15-17, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, Illinois.

Event Information: 5 round Swiss, open to 4 player teams with one optional alternate. Teams’ average rating (January 2013 rating list) must be under 2200.

Time Controls: Game/90 +30s increment from move 1. Rounds 1 and 2 in the 2-day schedule play Game/60.

Entry Fees: $140 per team if received USPS or online by 6pm on February 5th, $160 if received USPS or online by 6pm on February 15th, $180 online until 6pm on February 17th and onsite.

Individuals wishing to play, send $40 and request to be put on team by USPS and online by 6pm on February 15th, $45 thereafter.

Team changes onsite or after 6pm on February 15th, $20.

Prizes: Awards to top two teams, top teams with average rating Under 1900, Under 1600 and Under 1300. Award for Best Team Name. Winning team qualifies for national play-offs. Prizes to best team composed of juniors (high school and younger). Prizes to top score on each board. Prizes are players choice of a selected clock or equivalent book store credit. Special raffle with prizes for players staying at the Hyatt!

Schedule: 3-day, onsite registration/check-in February 15, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Round 1; February 15, 7pm, Round 2; February 16, 10am, Round 3; February 16, 4pm, Round 4; February 17, 10am and Round 5; February 17, 3:30pm.

2-day, onsite registration/check-in February 16, 8am-9:30am. Round 1; February 16, 10am, Round 2; February 16, 1pm then merge with 3-day schedule in Round 3.

Illinois Blitz Championship: 5 round Swiss, Saturday night, February 16. Entry fee $25 if received USPS or online by February 14th, $30 at site. Round 1; 8pm, 2 games with each opponent.

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173. Telephone 847-605-1234. $89.00 chess rate single-double-triple-quad until 2/5/13, Free WiFi included with Room! Please reserve early. Click here to visit the hotel’s online booking system.

To Enter: Make checks payable to and send to: Chess Weekend, 21694 Doud Ct., Frankfort, IL 60423. Please include Team’s name and roster (plus ID#), captain’s email and phone number, and desired schedule. Info: 815-955-4793 before 8pm.  Click here to enter online.

North American Chess Association will provide Sets-Boards-Clocks.