131st annual 



Sept 4-7, 5-7 or 6-7, Labor Day weekend at Albany Marriott


A Heritage Event

Sep 4-7, 5-7 or 6-7                                                                                      New York
World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced)

131st 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.


$$Guaranteed prize fund 13,000. In 4 sections.

Open Section: $1600-800-400-200, top Under 2300/Unr $700, Under 2200 $600, Under 2100 $500. FIDE rated.  State title to top scoring NY State resident.

Under 2000 Section: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1800 $700-350.

Under 1600 Section:
$1000-500-300-150, top Under 1400 $600-300.


Under 1200 Section: $800-400-200-100, top Under 1000 $300-150.


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 $99, 3-day $98, 2-day $97 mailed by 8/27, all $100 online at chesstour.com by 9/2, $105 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 9/2 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site. FREE ENTRY TO UNRATED in U1200 if paying 1 year USCF dues. 


All: Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $23. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30. Re-entry $70, all sections but Open.  GMs free, $80 deducted from prize.   No checks at site, credit cards OK.


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.


Bye: all, limit 2, must commit before round 2.

Hotel rates: $96-96, 800-443-8952, 518-458-8444, reserve by 8/21 or rate may increase.

As of 8/27 there are still some chess rate rooms available.  If reservations doesn't know about these, call Donna at 518-437-6333, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.


Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

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

NYSCA meeting 9 am Sunday. 

Entry: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Questions: www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. World Chess Live Junior Grand Prix Points available.


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