Hotel rooms will be available until

AUGUST 6TH, unless our block sells out!


14th annual

August 21-23 or 22-23, 2015 at Hotel Pennsylvania

Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced)

5 round Swiss, 40/110, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rounds 1-2 G/60, d10), Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave. (32nd-33rd St, across from Penn Station), New York NY 10001. 

Guide To Street Parking In Midtown Manhattan

Free lecture by IM Jay Bonin, Sunday 9 am


     In 6 sections:
     Open Section:
$2000-1000-600-400, clear or tiebreak first $100 bonus, top Under 2400/Unr $600-300. FIDE rated.
     Under 2200 Section:
$1500-800-400-200, top Under 2000/Unr $600-300.
     Under 1900 Section:
$1500-800-400-200, top Under 1700 (no unr) $600-300, unrated limit $700.
     Under 1600 Section: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1400 (no unr) $500-250, unrated limit $500.
     Under 1300 Section: $800-400-200-100, top Under 1100 (no unr) $300-150, unrated limit $300.
     Under 1000 Section: $500-250-150-100, trophies to first 3, top Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Unrated limit $200.

MIXED DOUBLES BONUS PRIZES: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Team average rating must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/22; teammate pairings avoided but possible. 

Top 4 sections entry fee: $128 online at by 8/19, $140 phoned to 406-896-2038 (entry only, no questions) by 8/17, 3-day $138, 2-day $137 if check mailed by 8/12, all $150 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before game. No phone entry after 8/17, no mailed credit card entries. GMs free, $100 from prize.

Under 1300 Section entry fee: All $30 less than top 4 sections entry fee.
Under 1000 Section entry fee: All $60 less than top 4 sections entry fee.

Online or mailed entry $5 less to NYSCA members ($12/yr with 2 issues Empire Chess, $20/yr with 4 issues, may join with entry).

USCF membership required. 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. 

Re-entry: $60, no re-entry from Open Section to Open Section.

Foreign player rating info     Prizewinner tax info    CCA electronic devices policies

     3-day schedule: Registration (for players who have NOT yet registered) thru Fri 6 pm, rds Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30.
     2-day schedule: Registration (for players who have NOT yet registered) thru Sat. 10 am, rds Sat. 11, 2 & 5, 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: $129-139-149-159 plus required $15/night facility fee, 1-800-223-8585, RESERVE BY AUGUST 6 (deadline extended) or rate is likely to increase, ask for Continental Chess Association rate.  Facility fee includes high speed WIFI in room, unlimited local & long distance calling, and unlimited use of Ballys Total Fitness located next door to the hotel.


Room sharing: Post a request to share a room on the USCF "All Things Chess" Forum.  If you have difficulty posting, email your request to Continental Chess and we will post it for you.

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

August official USCF ratings used; unofficial ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

Entry: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. Questions: 347-201-2269,,, $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries will be posted at (online entries posted instantly).

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