USCF Junior Grand Prix

3rd annual CENTRAL NEW YORK OPEN

October 15-16, 2016 at Syracuse University

Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 30 (Enhanced)

5SS, rounds 1-2 G/90, d10, rounds 3-5 40/100, SD/30, d10. Hall of Languages, Syracuse University, S. Crouse Ave., Syracuse 13210.  $2500 guaranteed prize fund.

In 3 sections.
Open: $500-300-200, top U2100/Unr $210.
Under 1900: $300-150-70, top U1700 (no unrated) $160.
Under 1500: $200-100-50, top U1300 (no unrated) $110.
Unrated may not win over $150 in U1500.

Mixed doubles: $150 bonus to best male/female combined score among all sections. Team average must be under 2200; may play in different sections; teams must register by 2 pm 10/15.

College team prizes: Plaques to first 3 teams based on top 3 scorers from school among all sections. The tournament is open to all players; college attendance is not required.

Top 2 sections entry fee: $68 online at chessaction.com by 10/12, $75 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/10, $72 if check mailed by 10/6, $80 at site, or online until 8 am 10/15. Online entry $5 less to NYSCA members (may join with entry).

Under 1500 Section entry fee: all $20 less than above.

No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs, IMs & WGMs free, $70 deducted from prize. Re-entry $40; not available in Open Section.

Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17.

Schedule: Reg. ends Sat 9 am, rds. Sat 10 am, 2 pm & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
Half point byes:
OK all, limit 2; must commit before round 2.

HOTEL ROOMS: Hotels/motels nearby, lowest cost are a few miles away; see travel websites.  

Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).

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