NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
2, Aug 31-Sept 2 or
Sept 1-2, Labor Day
weekend at Albany Marriott
$13,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND
Heritage Event- America's oldest annual tournament!
Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix
30-Sept 2, Aug 31-Sept 2 or Sept 1-2 New
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced)
135th annual NY State Championship. Out of state welcome. 6SS, 4-day & 3-day Open 40/110, SD/30, d10, 4-day & 3-day other sections 30/90, SD/1, d5. 2-day U2100 to U1200, rds 1-3 G/45, d5, then merges with other schedules. No 2-day Open Section. 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.
by IM Jay Bonin,
USCF Most Active Player-- EVER!
9 am Monday Morning, September 2nd!
$13,000 prize fund unconditionally guaranteed. In 5 sections.
Under 2100 Section:$1000-500-300-150, top Under 1900 $400.
Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1500, or $600 U1800.
NEW mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player "team" among all sections: $500-300-200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register before both players begin round 2; teammate pairings avoided but possible.
Top 4 sections entry fee: $98 online at chessaction.com by 8/28, $105 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/28 (entry only, no questions), 4-day $104, 3-day $103, 2-day $102 if check mailed by 8/21, $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before first game. No 2-day Open Section. No mailed credit card entries.
Under 1200 Section entry fee: $68 online at chessaction.com by 8/28, $75 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/28 (entry only, no questions), 4-day $74, 3-day $73, 2-day $72 if check mailed by 8/21, $90 at site, or online until 2 hours before first game.
All: Online or mailed entries $7 less to NYSCA members. NYSCA dues $12/yr with 2 issues of Empire Chess or $20/yr with 4 issues; join or renew together with entry.
Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. Re-entry $60, all sections but Open. GMs free, $80 deducted from prize. No checks at site, credit cards OK.
3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 11:30 am, rds. Sat 12 & 6, Sun 12 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:30.
4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 6 pm, Sun 12 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:30.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sun. 10:30 am, rds Sun 11, 1:30, 3:30 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:30, no 2-day schedule in Open.
Bye: all, limit 2, Open must commit before round 2, others before round 4.
Hotel rates: $97-97, 800-443-8952, 518-458-8444, reserve by 8/22 or rate may increase.
Bring set, board, clock
if possible- none supplied.
Ratings: SEPTEMBER official USCF rating list used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Foreign player rating info.
Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803 (DirectorAtChess.US, www.chesstour.com, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix Points available.