2018 Ruling Committee

Committee Members

  • Carol Joy Cole
  • Bill Riles
  • Dennis Culpepper
  • Frank Talbot
  • Jeb Horton

Terms & Conditions

THE CHICAGO OPEN is by invitation only.


The Director reserves the right to refuse an entrant without giving any reason.


All fees paid onsite must be in cash.


Eligibility for all events is subject to approval.


All events at the Chicago Open will be played in accordance with the USBGF Tournament Rules (September 2017).


USA vs. Japan, the Markowitz Masters, the Faster Master, and the Doubles Tournament will be "Clocks Required" events. All other events will be "Clocks Preferred." Any Novice or Intermediate player using a clock in any event may request an extended delay time of 15 seconds. The director may place a clock on any match that is unduly holding up the tournament.


Baffle Boxes may be used by either player upon request, but may not be forced upon ones' opponent.


Videotaping in the Open Division and Markowitz Masters is permissible by either player upon request. All matches in USA vs. Japan may be recorded.


The Chicago Open is a USBGF Prime Tournament. $500 will be added to the 1-Point Quickie. To qualify for the added money, a player must be a USBGF Member.


The number of places paid in any event is dependent upon the number of entrants and may be adjusted at the Director's discretion.


Please bring your own board and digital clock!!!

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