The 8th Annual Chicago Class Championships will be held from July 17-19, 2015, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, Illinois.
The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. Each section has either a 3-day schedule (July 17-19) or 2-day schedule (July 18-19) to participate in.
The playing format is 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/110, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10).
The event has a $20,000 prize fund, unconditionally guaranteed.
Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2400 $800-400.
Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200.
Class A (1800-1999/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.
Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.
Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1200-600-400-200.
Class D (1200-1399/Unr): $1000-500-300-200.
Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $500-250-150-100, trophies to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated.