Mar 3-6

Pacific Crest Round Robin


    The Lakeshore Chess Pacific Crest Round Robin will take place on March 3-6, 2022. Space is limited to 24 people (3 Sections). Players must pre-register to guarantee spot by registering at With round robin tournaments, withdrawals are very problematic for both players and organizers. To discourage last minute withdrawals, there is a $75 deposit that will be returned after all rounds are played. Please only register if you can play all seven rounds.

    Time control will be G/90+30 (that’s increments, not delay,) and the tournament will be USCF & FIDE rated.

    By filling out this form and paying the registration fee, you secure your spot.

    Entry fee is $150 by February 20th, 2021 and $175 until February 25, when registration stops. An additional $75 deposit will be collected, to be returned after the player completes all games. Withdrawing after Feb 25th forfeits the $75 deposit.

    Tournament Details

    $2,000 Prize Fund based on 24 paid entries.

    March 3-6, 2022

    USCF & FIDE Rated Round Robin (a section/player will only be FIDE rated if it meets FIDE requirements.)

    8 players per section, March USCF supplement used to assign sections. If a section has less than 8 players, that section’s result will be based on the adjusted number of games. Players may elect to play rated games during the additional round times, but they will not affect the standings.

    Sections & Prizes

    Section A, Masters 2200+ 1st $550 2nd $250

    Section B, Experts 2000-2199 1st $450 2nd $200

    Section C, Class A 1800-1999 1st $350 2nd $200

    Schedule & Time Controls

    7 rounds, G/90+30


    **NOTE **Round times updated 1/26/22

    Thursday 6PM 

    Friday 6PM 

    Saturday 9AM2PM, & 7PM 

    Sunday 11AM4PM

    Registration Info

    Entry fee $150 by 2/20/2021, $175 from 2/20/21-2/25/2021 + $75 deposit that will be returned upon completing all rounds. You can withdraw for a full refund by 2/25/21, but you will forfeit the $75 deposit if you withdraw after.

    Registration ends Feb 25th

    Player Discounts Players under 21 years old and female players each get a $25 discount from the entry fee. This is stackable, so female juniors get $50 off total. Email us at for verification and special registration instructions.

    Playing Up Players within 100 rating points (USCF) of the lower rating cutoff of a section may play up into that section for a $75 play-up fee. The play-up fee will be directly disbursed to that section’s prize fund. Maximum of TWO players allowed to play up per section, on a first-come-first-serve basis.

    Byes No byes! Only register if you can play ALL rounds.

    Location Details

    Address 660 W Lake. Suite 350 Chicago, IL.

    Our location is in the West Loop, on Lake Street between Halsted and Des Plaines. Just east of the highway. Paid street parking is available through the ParkChicago App. There are plenty of parking options on SpotHero for cheaper day rates. We are located about 2 blocks west of the CTA Clinton Station which is accessible by the Green and Pink lines.

    Special Notes

    • If, by February 25th, less than 8 players are registered in any section, we will do our best to fill the remaining seats with reserve players. Regardless, each section will proceed as planned as long as at least 4 players are available. The schedule and prizes will be adjusted accordingly, and the arbiter will consult with each affected player to make sure the adjusted format is acceptable to the players. Unfortunately, these are the limitations that come with a round-robin tournament.
    • Water and snacks will be provided on-site. We will also coordinate a meal between rounds on Saturday and Sunday so players can relax before the next round instead of finding food.

    COVID Precautions

    Masks required during play along with proof of vaccination, per Chicago requirements. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from getting the vaccine, a negative test within 72 hours of the start of the tournament will suffice. If you’re unable to show a proof of vaccination, please contact us ahead of time to make sure there aren’t any issues the day of the tournament.

    If further restrictions are put in place, we may have to reschedule the tournament with full refunds offered to anyone that can’t make the rescheduled time.

    If you require special accommodations for any reason, please contact

    Registered Players