6 round Swiss, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/40, d10).
Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave (32nd to 33rd St), across from Penn Station & Madison Square Garden, New York 10001. $15,000 guaranteed prize fund.
FREE LECTURE BY IM JAY BONIN, DEC 29, 9 AM.
In 7 sections.
Open Section: $1300-700-400-200, clear or tiebreak win $100 bonus, top Under 2300 or unrated $600-300.
Under 2100 Section: $1000-500-300-200.
Under 1900 Section: $1000-500-300-200.
Under 1700 Section: $900-500-300-200.
Under 1500 Section: $800-400-250-150.
Under 1300 Section: $800-400-250-150.
Under 1100 Section: $500-300-200-100, plaques to first 3, top Under 900, Under 700, Under 500, Unrated.
Unrated may not win over $100 in U1100, $200 in U1300, $300 U1500, $400 U1700, or $500 U1900.
Note correction: There is no Under 1000 Section.
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 6 sections entry fee: $105 online at www.chessaction.com by 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; $100 from prize.
Under 1100 Section entry fee: all $40 less than top 6 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 $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. USCF membership required. USCF Junior Grand Prix Points available.
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Reg. ends Tue 10 am. Rds. Tue 11 & 5,
Wed 11 & 5, Thu 10 &
2-Day Schedule: Reg. ends Wed 9 am. Rds. Wed 10, 12:15, 2:30 & 5, Thu 10 & 3:15.
Half point byes available all rounds, limit 2 byes, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd 4.
Hotel rates: $139-149-159 plus required $15/night facility fee, 1-800-223-8585, 212-736-5000, reserve by Dec 6 (earlier is better) or rate may increase, ask for Continental Chess Association rate. Facility fee includes high speed wireless in room, unlimited local & long distance calling, and unlimited use of Bally's Total Fitness located next door to the hotel.
HOTEL PENNSYLVANIA RESERVATIONS
Another option is the Wyndham New Yorker, 3/10 mile away, rates about $350/day plus facility fee, www.newyorkerhotel.com.
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
or Continental Chess, PO Box
249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269,
chesstour.com, chesstour.info. $15 service
charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at
www.chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).
SIDE EVENT: EMPIRE CITY
OPEN BLITZ, WEDNESDAY NIGHT, DEC 28
Dec 28 (BLZ). Empire City Open Blitz. 4SS, G/5, d0, double round, 8 games, Hotel Pennsylvania (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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