A little snow never hurt anyone... and despite the weather, DeKalb will be the site of the first rated tournament games in Illinois during 2014.
Preceded by a blitz event this morning, the official kick-off event should get underway after registration from noon-12:30pm. For late-arrivers, a first round bye is available (1/2 point). Time controls will be a unique 20 minutes plus 14 second delay in honor of the new year. Each round is anticipated to last around an hour with a steady variety promised for the day. Drive safely -- and castle early!