33rd annual
EMPIRE CITY OPEN
$12,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES
 

FREE LECTURE BY IM JAY BONIN:  9:00 am SUNDAY!


A Heritage Event!

Dec. 26-28 or 27-28, 2014   33rd annual Empire City Open   GPP: 80 ENHANCED   New York

6 round Swiss, 40/110, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/40, d10).  
New Yorker Hotel,
481 Eighth Ave at 34th St, across from Penn Station, New York 10001. $12,000 guaranteed prize fund! In 5 sections.

Open Section: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 2300 or unrated $500-250. 
Under 2200 Section:
$1000-500-250-150, top U2000 or unrated $500-250.
Under 1900 Section:
$1000-500-250-150, top U1700 (no unrated) $400-200.
Under 1600 Section:
$800-400-200-100, top U1400 (no unrated) $300-150.
Under 1300 Section
(note change): $300-200-100, plaques to top 3.
Unrated
may not win over $150 in U1300, $300 U1600, or $500 U1900.

Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player "team" among all sections: $600-400-200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register before both players begin round 2; teammate pairings avoided but possible.

Top 4 sections entry fee: $105 online at www.chessaction.com until 12/24, $115 phoned by 12/22 (406-896-2038, no questions), 3-day $113, 2-day $112 if check mailed by 12/17, all $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. Online entry fee $5 less to NYSCA members (may join with online entry; dues $12/yr with 2 issues of Empire Chess, $20/yr with 4 issues). GMs free; $90 from prize.

Under 1300 Section entry fee (note change): all $30 less than top 4 sections entry fee.

All: Reentry $50, not available in Open. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. USCF membership required. Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix Points available.

Foreign player ratings       Prizewinner tax info

3-Day Schedule: Reg. ends Fri 10 am. Rds. Fri 11 & 5, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30.
2-Day Schedule:
Reg. ends Sat 9 am. Rds. Sat 10, 12:15, 2:30 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30.
Half point byes
available all rounds, limit 2 byes, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd 4.

Hotel rates: $289-289-319, 1-800-764-4680, 212-971-0101, reserve by 12/3 or rate may increase, ask for Continental Chess Association rate.

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269, chesstour.com, chessinfo.com. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at www.chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). 
 

SIDE EVENT: EMPIRE CITY OPEN BLITZ
Dec 27 (BLZ). Empire City Open Blitz.
4SS, G/5, d0, double round, 8 games, New Yorker Hotel (see Empire City Open). Prizes $300 based on 20 entries, else in proportion: $100-50, U2100 $60, U1800 $50, U1500/Unr $40. EF: $20, at site only, no checks. Reg. ends 9:15 pm, rds. 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11. Bye: 1. Blitz rated, but higher of regular or blitz used for pairings & prizes.


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