The 4th Billy Colias memorial tournament will be held August 1-3 at Joliet Junior College. This year we will be expanding it a little by adding 2 sections.
The format of the top 2 sections will remain the same. 6 player Round robin consisting of masters with a couple of strong experts perhaps sprinkled in.
Section 3 will be a juniors vs Experts/A players type section, with the winner in addition to a monetary prize will get an invitation to play in one of the 2009 Colias top sections.
Section 4 will be a section for class players. Right now I am thinking for ratings between 1400-1750 or so, but if there is great interest, I can entertain adding an additional section. There aren't many RR events for class players, where you get time to prepare for your opponents.
More details will be put together over the next few weeks. But, if you have interest in participating, please drop me a line and I will make my best effort to get you in.