Thanks to everyone who has RSVP'd in advance for the 2011 Illinois Kick-Off. Thanks to this advance notification, and some swift negotiating, I have been able to arrange for some more space for Sunday. We'll be able to accommodate all-comers (within reason!).
Just to be on the safe side, I do recommend dropping me a note with name and USCF ID # (and grade level for juniors), but if you happen to pick up a hitchhiker or two en route, and they play chess, chances are we'll be able to accommodate them as well. (Make sure they know how to take notation and are aware of en passant capturing!)
None of this would be possible without our incredible host, Julie, at Borders Books. So thank you yet again. Drive safely and I'm really looking forward to Sunday (especially when the Packers redeem themselves against the Bears -- updates available at tournament).