A Heritage Event
annual NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Labor Day weekend, Aug 29-Sep 1, 2003
HUDSON VALLEY RESORT, KERHONKSON NY
NEWS: The hotel is experiencing high demand for rooms over
the holiday weekend. After the deadline for reservations
of August 15, the rate is likely to go up to about $200 per night, if rooms are available at all. Also, our chess block of rooms may
sell out before August 15. So MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW!!
29-Sep 1, Aug 30-Sep 1 or Aug 31-Sep 1
125th annual NY State Championship. 6-SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/50), Hudson Valley Resort (formerly The Granit), 400 Granite Rd, Kerhonkson NY 12446. NY residence not required. From NYC take Thruway Exit 18 (New Paltz), left on 299 for 6 miles, right on 44/55 for 8.5 miles, right on Lower Granite Rd. From Albany take Thruway Exit 19 (Kingston), Rt 209 south for 18 miles, left on Rt 27, right on Granite Rd. Luxury resort on 400 acres near the Shawangunk Mountains, with pools, tennis, golf, health spa, boating, basketball, mountain biking, etc.
$12,000 PRIZE FUND UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED! In 7 sections:
Section: Open to all.
$1400-700-500-300, top NY State resident $100 bonus, top U2200 $700-400. If tie
for bonus, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game Mon
for title & prize. FIDE rated.
Under 2000 Section: $700-400-200-100.
Under 1800 Section: $700-400-200-100.
Under 1600/Unr Section: $700-400-200-100, top Unrated $200-100, no Unr may win over $300.
Under 1400 Section: $600-400-200-100.
Under 1200 Section: $500-300-200-100.
Under 1000 Section: $400-300-200-100.
Entry fee: 4-day $89, 3-day $88, 2-day $87 mailed by 8/22, all $86 online at chesstour.com by 8/27, $100 at site. No phone entries. No checks at site, credit cards OK. $60 less to unrated. $20 less to rated juniors under 18. Re-entry $50, not available in Championship Section. GMs free, $80 deducted from prize. NYSCA membership ($11, under 18 $8) required for NY state residents.
4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri , rds. Fri , Sat , Sun 12 noon & 6:30 pm, Mon 9 am & 3:30 pm.
3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 11 am, rds. Sat 12 noon & 6:30 pm, Sun 12 noon & 6:30 pm, Mon 9 am & 3:30 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sun. , rds Sun 11 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm & , Mon 9 am & 3:30 pm.
Half point byes: OK all rounds, rds. 3-6 must commit before rd 2.
Hotel rates: Single or twin, $113-113 (luxury rooms), $87-87 (economy rooms, not renovated), reserve by 8/15 or rate will increase substantially! Two night minimum stay (if one night, rate is $50 more).
NYSCA meeting starts 9 am Sunday.
rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through
Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied.
Continental Chess, Box 249,