A Heritage Event!

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

36th annual Empire City Open (note changes)

December 28-30 or 29-30, 2017

$14,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 80 (Enhanced)

6SS, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-3 G/40 d10). Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave (32nd-33rd St., across from Penn Station), New York 10001. FOOD NOT PURCHASED FROM THE HOTEL IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE HOTEL.  No Under 1100 Section.

In 6 sections. Major (1800/up): $1400-700-400-200, clear/tiebreak win $100 bonus, top Under 2300 $600-300. Under 2100: $1000-500-300-200. Under 1900: $1000-500-300-200. Under 1700: $900-500-300-200. Under 1500: $800-400-250-150. Under 1300: $800-400-250-150. Unrated may not win over $200 U1300, $300 U1500, $400 U1700, or $500 U1900. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $600-400-200. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register before both players begin rd. 2.

Entry fee: $108 online at www.chessaction.com by 12/24, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 12/17, all $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before rd 1. GMs: $100 from prize. All: Re-entry $50 (no Major to Major). Online EF $5 less to NYSCA members; $12 NYSCA dues may be paid with EF. 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.

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

Hotel rates: $139-149-159 plus required $20/night facility fee, reserve at chesstour.com or call 1-800-223-8585 or 212-736-5000, reserve by 12/5 (earlier is better) or rate may increase. Facility fee includes high speed wireless in room, unlimited local & long distance calling & use of Ballys Total Fitness next door to hotel.

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

Blitz tournament 12/29 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


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