Renaissance Knights is the premier tournament organizer of the Midwest.

We organize and direct 20+ tournaments a year, including the Chicago Public Schools Playoffs and Championships, the monthly Knights Quest tournaments, the Greater Chicago K-12 Championship, and the KCF All-Girls National Championships.

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  • Sun
    25
    Jun
    2017

    Embassy Suites Deerfield

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    Game Analysis by FM Gauri Shankar Manoj

    Location: Embassy Suites Deerfield - 1445 Lake Cook Rd Deerfield, IL

    Tournament Format: USCF Rated 4-round Swiss,

    4 Section: U600 (K-8), U1000 (K-8), U1400 (K-12 & Adults) & Premier 1400+ (K-12 & Adults). * Players must be within 100 points to play up or receives permission from TD

    Awards: U600, U1000 & U1400 Trophies 1- 6 place, Premier $100 – 75. Players in U600 receive participation award

    Time Control: U600 & U1000 4 Rounds Game 30 (G/25,d5); U1400 & Premier 4 Rounds Game 45 (G/40,d5)

    Rounds: 1 at 12:00 pm, rest ASAP

    Onsite Registrations: 11:00-11:30 am, anyone registering late will receive a 1/2 point bye for round 1 if not paired

    Entry Fee: $35 early, $40 after Monday before, $50 day of tournament. $5 discount to siblings and team members when registering together

    Byes: One 1/2 point bye, must be requested before round 1

    Sets & clocks provided, Food available for purchase

    Refund & Cancellation Policies

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  • Sun
    23
    Jul
    2017

    Embassy Suites Deerfield

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    Game Analysis by FM Gauri Shankar Manoj

    Location: Embassy Suites Deerfield - 1445 Lake Cook Rd Deerfield, IL

    Tournament Format: USCF Rated 4-round Swiss,

    4 Section: U600 (K-8), U1000 (K-8), U1400 (K-12 & Adults) & Premier 1400+ (K-12 & Adults). * Players must be within 100 points to play up or receives permission from TD

    Awards: U600, U1000 & U1400 Trophies 1- 6 place, Premier $100 – 75. Players in U600 receive participation award

    Time Control: U600 & U1000 4 Rounds Game 30 (G/25,d5); U1400 & Premier 4 Rounds Game 45 (G/40,d5)

    Rounds: 1 at 12:00 pm, rest ASAP

    Onsite Registrations: 11:00-11:30 am, anyone registering late will receive a 1/2 point bye for round 1 if not paired

    Entry Fee: $35 early, $40 after Monday before, $50 day of tournament. $5 discount to siblings and team members when registering together

    Byes: One 1/2 point bye, must be requested before round 1

    Sets & clocks provided, Food available for purchase

    Refund & Cancellation Policies

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  • Sun
    20
    Aug
    2017

    Embassy Suites Deerfield

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    Game Analysis by FM Gauri Shankar Manoj

    Location: Embassy Suites Deerfield - 1445 Lake Cook Rd Deerfield, IL

    Tournament Format: USCF Rated 4-round Swiss,

    4 Section: U600 (K-8), U1000 (K-8), U1400 (K-12 & Adults) & Premier 1400+ (K-12 & Adults). * Players must be within 100 points to play up or receives permission from TD

    Awards: U600, U1000 & U1400 Trophies 1- 6 place, Premier $100 – 75. Players in U600 receive participation award

    Time control: U600 & U1000 4 Rounds Game 30 (G/25,d5); U1400 & Premier 4 Rounds Game 45 (G/40,d5)

    Rounds: 1 at 12:00 pm, rest ASAP

    Onsite Registrations: 11:00-11:30 am, anyone registering late will receive a 1/2 point bye for round 1 if not paired

    Entry Fee: $35 early, $40 after Monday before, $50 day of tournament. $5 discount to siblings and team members when registering together

    Byes: One 1/2 point bye, must be requested before round 1

    Sets & clocks provided, Food available for purchase

    Refund & Cancellation Policies

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  • Sun
    17
    Sep
    2017

    Embassy Suites Deerfield

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    Game Analysis by FM Gauri Shankar Manoj

    Location: Embassy Suites Deerfield - 1445 Lake Cook Rd Deerfield, IL

    Tournament Format: USCF Rated 4-round Swiss,

    4 Section: U600 (K-8), U1000 (K-8), U1400 (K-12 & Adults) & Premier 1400+ (K-12 & Adults). * Players must be within 100 points to play up or receives permission from TD

    Awards: U600, U1000 & U1400 Trophies 1- 6 place, Top team U600 & U1000; Premier $100 – 75. Players in U600 receive participation award

    Time control: U600 & U1000 4 Rounds Game 30 (G/25,d5); U1400 & Premier 4 Rounds Game 45 (G/40,d5)

    Rounds: 1 at 12:00 pm, rest ASAP

    Onsite Registrations: 11:00-11:30 am, anyone registering late will receive a 1/2 point bye for round 1 if not paired

    Entry Fee: $35 early, $40 after Monday before, $50 day of tournament. $5 discount to siblings and team members when registering together

    Byes: One 1/2 point bye, must be requested before round 1

    Sets & clocks provided, Food available for purchase

    Refund & Cancellation Policies

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  • Sun
    15
    Oct
    2017

    Embassy Suites Deerfield

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    Game Analysis by FM Gauri Shankar Manoj

    Location: Embassy Suites Deerfield - 1445 Lake Cook Rd Deerfield, IL

    Tournament Format: USCF Rated 4-round Swiss,

    4 Section: U600 (K-8), U1000 (K-8), U1400 (K-12 & Adults) & Premier 1400+ (K-12 & Adults). * Players must be within 100 points to play up or receives permission from TD

    Awards: U600, U1000 & U1400 Trophies 1- 6 place, Top team U600 & U1000; Premier $100 – 75. Players in U600 receive participation award

    Time control: U600 & U1000 4 Rounds Game 30 (G/25,d5); U1400 & Premier 4 Rounds Game 45 (G/40,d5)

    Rounds: 1 at 12:00 pm, rest ASAP

    Onsite Registrations: 11:00-11:30 am, anyone registering late will receive a 1/2 point bye for round 1 if not paired

    Entry Fee: $35 early, $40 after Monday before, $50 day of tournament. $5 discount to siblings and team members when registering together

    Byes: One 1/2 point bye, must be requested before round 1

    Sets & clocks provided, Food available for purchase

    Refund & Cancellation Policies

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  • Sun
    12
    Nov
    2017

    Embassy Suites Deerfield

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    Game Analysis by FM Gauri Shankar Manoj

    Location: Embassy Suites Deerfield - 1445 Lake Cook Rd Deerfield, IL

    Tournament Format: USCF Rated 4-round Swiss,

    4 Section: U600 (K-8), U1000 (K-8), U1400 (K-12 & Adults) & Premier 1400+ (K-12 & Adults). * Players must be within 100 points to play up or receives permission from TD

    Awards: U600, U1000 & U1400 Trophies 1- 6 place, Top team U600 & U1000; Premier $100 – 75. Players in U600 receive participation award

    Time control: U600 & U1000 4 Rounds Game 30 (G/25,d5); U1400 & Premier 4 Rounds Game 45 (G/40,d5)

    Rounds: 1 at 12:00 pm, rest ASAP

    Onsite Registrations: 11:00-11:30 am, anyone registering late will receive a 1/2 point bye for round 1 if not paired

    Entry Fee: $35 early, $40 after Monday before, $50 day of tournament. $5 discount to siblings and team members when registering together

    Byes: One 1/2 point bye, must be requested before round 1

    Sets & clocks provided, Food available for purchase

    Refund & Cancellation Policies

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  • Sun
    10
    Dec
    2017

    Embassy Suites Deerfield

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    Game Analysis by FM Gauri Shankar Manoj

    Location: Embassy Suites Deerfield - 1445 Lake Cook Rd Deerfield, IL

    Tournament Format: USCF Rated 4-round Swiss,

    4 Section: U600 (K-8), U1000 (K-8), U1400 (K-12 & Adults) & Premier 1400+ (K-12 & Adults). * Players must be within 100 points to play up or receives permission from TD

    Awards: U600, U1000 & U1400 Trophies 1- 6 place, Top team U600 & U1000; Premier $100 – 75. Players in U600 receive participation award

    Time control: U600 & U1000 4 Rounds Game 30 (G/25,d5); U1400 & Premier 4 Rounds Game 45 (G/40,d5)

    Rounds: 1 at 12:00 pm, rest ASAP

    Onsite Registrations: 11:00-11:30 am, anyone registering late will receive a 1/2 point bye for round 1 if not paired

    Entry Fee: $35 early, $40 after Monday before, $50 day of tournament. $5 discount to siblings and team members when registering together

    Byes: One 1/2 point bye, must be requested before round 1

    Sets & clocks provided, Food available for purchase

    Refund & Cancellation Policies

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  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    McCormick Place West

     Open to all players in grades 12 & below

    *** 100 INDIVIDUAL & 30 TEAM TROPHIES ***

    Presented by

    Renaissance Knights, Kasparov Chess Foundation, SBB Research Group

     

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    LOCATION: McCormick Place – West Building 2301 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Chicago, IL

    CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONS: 4-SS, G/40,d5 Rounds: 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 & 4:00.

    RESERVE & NOVICE SECTIONS: 5-SS, G/25,d5 Rounds: 10:00, 12:00, 1:30, 3:00 & 4:30.

    AWARDS CEREMONY: 6:00 pm.

    ENTRY FEE: $40 by 1/15; $50 by 1/29; $60 after 1/29. On-site entry receives ½ point 1st round bye. $5 off to siblings & team members when registering together. 

    Thanks to our sponsor, SBB Research Group, we are able to provide complimentary entry for select students from Low Income Title I schools. Contact us for details.

    SERVICE FEE: $10 fee for refunds or section changes after 1/31

    SECTION CHANGES: Email by 2/1 to info@renaissanceknights.org

    BYES: One ½-pt bye available, any round except last, if requested before Rd. 1.

    SECTIONS / AWARDS:

    PRIMARY (K-3): Championship: open to all. Trophies: top 8 players, top rated Under 800, top 3 schools. Reserve U600: open to players rated Under 600. Trophies: top 8 players, top 3 schools. Novice U200: open to players rated Under 200 / Unrated. Trophies: top 12 players, top 3 schools.

    ELEMENTARY (K-6): Championship: open to all. Trophies: top 10 players, top rated Under 1000, top 3 schools. Reserve U800: open to players rated Under 800. Trophies: top 10 players, top 3 schools. Novice U300: open to players rated Under 300 / Unrated. Trophies: top 12 players, top 3 schools.

    JUNIOR HIGH (K-9): Championship: open to all. Trophies: top 5 players, top rated Under 1200, top 2 school. Reserve U1000: open to players rated Under 1000. Trophies: top 5 players, top 2 schools. Novice U400: open to players rated Under 400 / Unrated. Trophies: top 8 players, top 2 schools.

    HIGH SCHOOL (K-12): Championship: open to all. Trophies: top 5 players, top rated Under 1400, top 2 school. Reserve U1200: open to players rated Under 1200. Trophies: top 5 players, top 2 schools. Novice U500: open to players rated Under 500 / Unrated. Trophies: top 8 players, top 2 schools.

    Any player who scores 4 or more points and doesn’t win a trophy will receive a medal!

    GAME ANALYSIS: FM Gauri Manoj

    FOOD: Concession food sales by Savor.

    PARKING: Lot A – 2301 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616: (8′ height clearance) is a six level garage with 2,100 parking spaces located on Martin Luther King Drive, adjacent to the West Building. As of 5/1/17 the parking rate was $23 for up to 16 hours and $36 from 16 to 24 hours.* There are no in-and-out privileges.

    CHICAGO’S OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    The City of Chicago will recognize the top individual & team from Chicago in each Championship Section as the City Champion


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  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018

    Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

     ***FREE WI-FI IN SKITTLE ROOM***
    presented by

    Kasparov Chess Foundation, USCF, Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation

    Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

    FORMAT 6 Rounds Swiss System (no elimination) G/90,d5

    SECTION/AWARDS Age as of 1/1/2018
    Under 8 top 15 individuals, top 500 – 799, top U500, top 6 schools
    Under 10 top 15 individuals, top 700 – 999, top U700, top 6 schools
    Under 12 top 15 individuals, top 900 – 1199, top U900, top 6 schools
    Under 14 top 15 individuals, top 1100 – 1399, top U1100, top 4 schools
    Under 16 top 8 individuals, Top 1300 – 1599, top U1300, top 3 schools
    Under 18 top 8 individuals, Top 1500 – 1799, top U1500, top 3 schools

    Top 3 players added for team scores, team members must attend the same school

    SPECIAL PRIZES Hipster For Sister designer bag to the top finishers in the U18, U16, & U14

    ENTRY FEE: $60 postmarked/online by 3/19, $80 by 4/9 $95 after.
    Do not mail after 4/13. $20 fee for roster or section changes after 4/13. $10 refund fee

    MAIN EVENT April 20: 2:30 PM – Opening Ceremony, 3:00 PM – Round 1
    April 21: 10:00 AM – Round 2, 2:30 PM – Round 3, 6:30 PM – Round 4
    April 22:  9:00 AM – Round 5, 1:00 PM – Round 6, 5:00 PM – Awards

    SIDE EVENTS
    Bughouse Tournament – one section. Fri. April 20, 11:00 AM
    Entry Fee: $30 per 2-player team Registration: 9:00- 10:00 AM
    Awards: Top 5 teams
    Blitz Tournament (G/5) – one section. Fri. April 20, 7:00 PM
    Entry Fee: $20 by 4/9, $25 after/on-site. Registration ends at 6:00 PM
    Awards: Top 10 players

    HOTEL Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago IL 60616, (888) 421-1442. Rate: single – quad $159. Overnight Guest Self Parking $20. Online Reservations
    Reserve early – rate may increase. Free basic internet in room

    TEAM ROOMS  We have a limited number of team rooms, so reserve early; Email David Heiser at david.heiser@renaissanceknights.org

    BYES Half-point byes will be available for only one round except round 6, if requested by the start of round 2. 0-point byes shall be available for all rounds. The Chief TD shall have the ability to grant a 1/2-point bye for any round on unusual circumstances, except the last round.

    QUESTIONS  info@renaissanceknights.org / (773) 844-0701

    The Champion in each age category, qualifies to represent the USA at the 2018 World Cadets (U/8, U10, U/12) and World Youth (U/14, U/16, U/18) Championships


     

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