Thank You for Helping make this Chess Tournament Something Special


The Bradley Summer Open is held in the summer of each year, usually in August. The goal is to provide a high quality tournament with strong competition to allow club players from the central Illinois area to mix and play games with Masters and other strong players. A large prize fund is provided to draw top players. Players are divided into 2 Sections. Anyone can play in the Open Section giving everyone a opportunity to play against a Master. The reserve is restricted to players rated 1400 or below to provide competitive games for everyone

2017 Bradley Summer Open

August 26th, 2017


Description:

4 Round Swiss System in 2 Sections:
Open - All players of all strengths are welcome.
Reserve - Only available for players with Ratings 1400 or below.

Time Control:

Game 80 with 5 second delay

Schedule:

Saturday August 26th:
  • 8:00-8:45am Registration
  • 9:00am Round 1
  • 12 Noon Round 2
  • 2:45pm Round 3
  • 5:30pm Round 4

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Prizes:

Open Section
Guaranteed Place Prizes . . . 1st $240, 2nd $120, 3rd $60
Class Prizes Guaranteed on 3 per class . . .
  • Expert (2000-2199) $60 & $30
  • Class A (1800-1999) $60 & $30
  • Class B (1600-1799) $60 & $30
  • Class C (Below 1600) $60 & $30
Upset . . . $25 (200 Point difference to qualify)
Classes may be combined if less than 3 in a class
Reserve Section
Place Prizes Guaranteed . . . 1st $90, 2nd $60
Class Prizes Guaranteed on 3 per class. . .
  • Class E (1000-1199) $60 & $30
  • Class F (Below 1000) $60 & $30
Upset . . . $25 (200 Point difference to qualify)
Classes may be combined if less than 3 in a class

The Prize Fund is NOT Finalized & will likely be increased

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Tournament Entry Fees:

$30 if received on or before August 24th, 2017
$35 if received on or after August 25th or at the door.
Masters play free in Peoria, we appreciate their participation.


Registration:

Click to Register Online Now
or mail registration information and Payments to (payable):


Bradley Summer Open
Murrel Rhodes
1116 N Parkside Dr
Peoria, IL 61606
If Pre-registering by mail: in addition to payment, we must receive by mail the player's Full Name, USCF ID#, Expiration Date, e-mail or street address.

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More Information:

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Direct any Questions to info@bradleysummeropen.com or call 309.682.0675, please mention the Bradley Summer Open Chess Tournament in your message.

Sets, Boards & clocks will be provided. Organizer provided equipment must be used in cases of equipment dispute.

Directions to Bradley University:

From I-74 take University Street Exit (91) South. Turn Right into the Bradley campus just after passing Main Street. Go straight through the 1st intersection. Turn Left into the Bradley Visitors parking area halfway down the block. The Student Center will be a half block beyond the parking lot and on Elmwood to your right. The Chess Tournament will be in the second building on your left.

From Downtown (or entering the city from the highways along the river), turn away from the river on Main Street. Travel up the hill and Turn Left on University Street. Turn Right immediately into the Bradley campus. Go straight through the 1st intersection. Turn Left into the Bradley Visitors parking area halfway down the block. The Student Center will be a half block beyond the parking lot and on Elmwood to your right. The Chess Tournament will be in the second building on your left.

Historical Note: The first Bradley Summer Open was played in this building 50 years ago in 1964. Winner that year was David Taylor, currently an over the board and correspondence master. Over the years since, many masters as well as most of Peoria's and Central Illinois' own top players have played in the BSO. Competition is keen, but it is a good way to improve your play by playing against stronger players. The average rating of the tournament winners is about 2200, however, there will also be prizes distributed by rating classes, so you will be competing against your own rating group for prizes while playing strong competition.

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