The Midwest Regional Championships inaugural event is a collaboration between the International Academy of Chess (IAC), Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation (WSCF), and Chess Club at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. This event will be three tournaments in one. There will be a WSCF scholastic with 3 divisions, a USCF scholastic with 3 divisions, and an adult USCF with two divisions. The tournament will take place at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Student Union on January 20, 2024.

WSCF Scholastic & USCF Scholastic Divisions

The scholastic tournaments will be five round Swiss, game 30. WSCF divisions will be K3u600, K8u100, and K12. USCF scholastic divisions will be U800, U1200, and Open. Round times are 8:45 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and awards by 3:30 p.m. Ten individual trophies and five team trophies will be awarded in each division. 

Adult USCF Divisions

The adult tournament will be four round Swiss, game 60. Adult divisions will be U1600 and Open. Round times are 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. $1000 in prize money to adult players.

Registration & Entry Fees

Advanced registration and payment is through WSCF scholastic players cost is $20 before January 16, $25 before January 18, and $30 onsite registration. USCF shcolastic entry fees are $35 – by December 22, $40 by December 29, $45 – by January 15 at 8 a.m. and $60 onsite registration. Adult entry is $40 before December 29, $50 before January 15. Onsite registration fee for this division is $60 with cash payment or checks made payable to WSCF. There will be no refunds.