12th annual

Aug 2-4 or 3-4, 2013 at New Yorker Hotel

Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced)

5 round Swiss, Open 40/110, SD/30, d10, other sections 30/90, SD/1, d5. 2-day option in all sections, rds 1-2 G/90, d5. 

At New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St. across from Penn Station, New York 10001.

Primo Spot Guide To Street Parking In Midtown Manhattan:  You choose location, time and duration (for example, 481 Eighth Avenue, 6 pm Thursdays for six hours)

EARLY FINISH: Latest time that play can end for the day is an hour earlier than past years on Friday & Saturday, two hours earlier on Sunday. 

FREE LECTURE BY IM JAY BONIN, the most active player in USCF history, Sunday 9 am.

In 5 sections:
Open Section:
$1400-700-400-200, clear or tiebreak first $100 bonus, top Under 2450/Unr $500-250. FIDE rated.
Under 2300 Section:
$1200-600-300-200, top Under 2150/Unr $500-250.
Under 2000 Section:
$1200-600-300-200, top Under 1850/Unr $500-250, unrated limit $900.
Under 1700 Section: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1550 (no unr) $500-250, unrated limit $600.
Under 1400 Section: $500-300-200-100, top Under 1250 (no unr) $200-100, unrated limit $300, trophies to first 3, top Under 1200, Under 1000, Under 800, Unrated.

MIXED DOUBLES BONUS PRIZES: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $600-300. Team average rating must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register at site (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teammate pairings avoided but possible. 

Top 4 sections entry fee: $118 online at by 7/31, $125 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 7/31, 3-day $123, 2-day $122 mailed by 7/24, $140 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before game. GMs free, $100 from prize.

Under 1400 Section entry fee: All $50 less than above.

Online or mailed entry $5 less to NYSCA members.

NO PHONE ENTRY after 7/31.
ONLINE LATE ENTRY is available between 8/1 and two hours before round 1, with same fee as at site.

Special 1 year USCF membership with paper magazine if paid with entry: Online at, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. No checks at site, credit cards OK. No mailed credit card entries.

Re-entry: $80, no re-entry from Open Section to Open Section.

3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds Fri 7, Sat 12 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:30.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 9 am, rds Sat. 10, 2 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:30.

3-day & 2-day schedules
merge after round 2 & compete for same prizes.
Byes: all; limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.

Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied.

Hotel rates: $185-185, 1-800-764-4680, 212-971-0101, RESERVE BY JULY 12 or rate may increase, ask for Continental Chess Association rate. 

Room sharing: If you want to share a room to save money, see or post this on the CCA FORUM, or email us at DirectorAtChess.US and ask us to post for you.

Car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at

Foreign player ratings: See

US player ratings: August official ratings used; unofficial ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

Entry: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Questions: 347-201-2269, $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries will be posted at (online entries posted instantly).

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