Included in the field are
The pre-registrations dictate we will most likely have enough players for a separate Under 700 section (along with Open, Under 1500, and Under 1200). The Under 700 will most likely provide a shorter time control (perhaps Game/30) with six rounds to provide more experience.
Trying to fill out logical sections, if you're above 2000 and/or between 1500-1700, I'd love to hear from you!
Sadly, I am the only pre-registrant from DeKalb, along with a "local legend" from Sycamore. Will the rest of the local community step up to play in this exciting USCF event? A few more hours remain until we learn the answer to that one...