138th annual 

NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Sept 2-5, 3-5 or 4-5, 2016
Labor Day weekend at Albany Marriott
$13,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND 

 

A Heritage Event- America's oldest annual tournament!
ALSO NY STATE BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY NIGHT-SEE BELOW

 

US Chess Junior Grand Prix

Sept 2-5, 3-5 or 4-5                                                                                                          New York
                   Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced)

138th annual NY State Championship. Out of state welcome. 6SS, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option in U2100 & below, rds 1-3 G/40, d10). 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, fitness center, free parking, free airport shuttle, many restaurants in area.  


$13,000 prize fund unconditionally guaranteed. In 5 sections.


Open Section: $1500-700-500-300, top Under 2300/Unr $800-400.  State title and $100 bonus to top scoring NY State resident (both decided on tiebreak if tied).

Under 2100 Section: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1900 $400-200.
Under 1800 Section:
$1000-500-300-200, top Under 1600 $400-200.
Under 1500 Section:
$700-400-200-100, top Under 1300 $300-150.
Under 1200 Section: $400-200-100-50, trophy to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated.

Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1500, or $500 U1800.


Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player "team" among all sections: $600-300. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register before both players begin round 2; teams including an unrated cannot win over $300.


FREE LECTURE BY IM JAY BONIN, MONDAY 9 AM

 

Top 3 sections entry fee: $99 online at chessaction.com by 8/31, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/29 (entry only, no questions), 4-day $109, 3-day $108, 2-day $107 if check mailed by 8/24, all $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1.  No 2-day Open Section.  No mailed credit card entries.


Under 1500 Section entry fee: All $20 less than top 3 sections entry fee.
Under 1200 Section entry fee: All $40 less than top 3 sections entry fee.  

 

All: Online 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.


USCF MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $60, all sections but Open.  GMs free, $90 deducted from prize.   No checks at site, credit cards OK.

 

3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 11 am, rds. Sat 12 & 6, Sun 12 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:15.

4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 6 pm, Sun 12 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:15.

2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sun. 10 am, rds Sun 11, 1:30, 3:30 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:15, no 2-day schedule in Open.

 

Bye: all, limit 2, Open must commit before round 2, others before round 4.

CCA electronic devices policies will be used.

Hotel rates: $102-102, 800-443-8952, 518-458-8444, reserve by 8/27 or rate may increase.

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

Ratings:  September official USCF rating list used.  Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. 

Foreign player rating info.      Prizewinner tax info

BRING SET, BOARD, CLOCK IF POSSIBLE- NONE SUPPLIED. 

NYSCA annual meeting, Sunday 9 am.


BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY NIGHT!

SUNDAY EPTEMBER 4, NEW YORK
NOT A GRAND PRIX!

New York State Blitz Championship (BLZ)

Out of state welcome; NYS blitz title to top NYS resident, on tiebreak if necessary. 5SS, G/5, d0, double round, 10 games, Albany Marriott (see NY State Championship). $$ 1000 guaranteed: $300-150-100, Under 2000/Unr $160-80, U1700/Unr $140-70. EF: $40, NYSCA members $35, at site only, no checks. Reg. ends 9:45 pm, rds. 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30. 12. One half point bye allowed, must commit before rd 2. Blitz rated, but higher of regular or blitz used for pairings & prizes.

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