Entry Fee and Prize Money

Entry Fee Payment Options

Chicago EGO Tournament


The interest in this tournament is much stronger than I expected. Several players have asked if we would consider expanding the number of participants beyond 16. It is extremely difficult to plan for any type of event without knowing how many will participate. This is how we have decided to move forward.

  1. Everyone who pays $500.00 by April 15, 2024, will get a seat in the tournament, regardless of the number.
  2. Players paying after April 15, 2024, will be required to pay $600.00 which includes a tournament expansion fee. They are guaranteed a seat in the tournament. Registration closes at the end of the day, April 30, 2024.
  3. Our Layaway Plan- You can pay the initial “I’m IN” fee of $100.00 now, and any additional amount(s) you want to pay until April 15th. After April 15th, a late fee of $100.00 will be assessed. 
  4. Please don’t ask to be a participant at the door. Our format will not allow for last minute registering.

Special Note: The prize pool will be based on the number of participants. The tournament entry fee is $500.00.

Prize Money Details

Ninety percent (90%) of the entry fees paid by the participants will be paid to the players who place 1st, 2nd and 3rd as the prize money. The division of that 90% will be as follows:

1st- .625
2nd- .250
3rd- .0625

The prize money will be disbursed immediately after the winners are announced via one or more of the followings: Zelle, Cash App or Venmo. The administrators bring cash to the tournament.