130th annual

Aug 29-Sep 1, Aug 30-Sep 1 or Aug 31-Sep 1 at the luxurious Albany Marriott
America's oldest annual chess tournament!  $12.000 guaranteed prize fund!

A Heritage Event
Aug 29-Sep 1, Aug 30-Sep 1 or Aug 31-Sep 1          New York
       Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced)
130th annual NY State Championship. Out of state welcome. 6SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option except in Open Section, rds 1-3 G/45), Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany 12205 (Thruway Exit 24, I-87 north to Wolf Rd, Exit 4). Luxurious hotel with indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, fitness center, free parking, free airport shuttle, many restaurants in area. $$G 12,000. In 4 sections.

Open Section: $1400-700-400-200, top U2300/Unr $600, U2200 $550, U2100 $500. FIDE.
Under 2000 Section: $1200-600-300-200, top U1800 $700-300.
Under 1600 Section: $1000-500-300-150, top U1400 $600-300.
Under 1200 Section: $800-400-200-100, trophies to top 2 U1000, top 2 Unrated.
Unrated may not win over $100 in U1200, $300 in U1600, or $500 in U2000.
All: 1 year NYSCA membership to NY residents paying EF who are not members. 

Entry fee: 4-day $94, 3-day $93, 2-day $92 mailed by 8/22, all $95 ONLINE at chesstour.com by 8/27, $100 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/27 (entry only, no questions), $110 at site.

FREE ENTRY TO UNRATED Unrateds who enter online can get entry fee plus one year USCF membership with Chess Life magazine for a total of $20!  Please tell your friends about this great deal!

All: Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- ONLINE at chesstour.com, unrated $20, rated $30.  If mailed, phoned or paid at site, unrated $30, rated $40.  Cost of reduced dues borne by Continental Chess.  Re-entry (except Open) $80. MACA membership ($12, under 18 $6) required for rated Massachusetts residents, WMCA accepted for Western MA residents.

3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11-6, Sun 11-6, Mon 9-3:15.
4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 6 pm, Sun 11-6, Mon 9-3:15.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sun. 10:30 am, rds Sun 11-1:30-3:30-6, Mon 9-3:15, no 2-day schedule in Open.

Byes: (note change): OK all rounds, limit 2, must commit before rd 3 and have under 2 pts. 

Hotel rates: $94-94, 800-443-8952, 518-458-8444, reserve by 8/15 or rate may increase. NYSCA meeting 9 am Sun.  Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

Ratings:  September official USCF rating list used.  Foreign player rating info.

Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games are usually used if otherwise unrated. 
Unofficial ratings are not used if you have an official rating.

Entry: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Questions: www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. September official USCF rating list used.  JGP (Junior Grand Prix points available).

Sept 1. Albany USCF Booster Quads.
3RR, G/30, Albany Marriott (see NY State Championship). EF: $20. 1st prize each section: choice of 2 year USCF Adult membership, 4 year USCF Young Adult Membership, or $40.  Reg: 9-11 am, Rds: 11:30-12:30-1:30. Ent: at site only, no checks.

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