140th annual 

NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Aug 31-Sept 3, Sept 1-3 or 2-3, 2018
Labor Day weekend at Albany Marriott
$14,000 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

Aug 31-Sept 3, Sept 1-3 or Sept 2-3                                                                                                          New York
                   Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced)

140th 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 Championship 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.  


$14,000 prize fund unconditionally guaranteed. In 5 sections.

Championship Section: Open to 1800/above. $1600-900-500-300, top Under 2300 $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:
$800-500-300-200, top Under 1300 $300-150.
Under 1200 Section: $500-300-150-100, plaque 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.


FREE LECTURE BY IM JAY BONIN, MONDAY 9 AM

 

Top 4 sections entry fee: $103 online at chessaction.com by 8/29, 4-day $109, 3-day $108, 2-day $107 if check mailed by 8/22, all $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1.  No 2-day Championship Section.  No mailed credit card entries.


Under 1200 Section entry fee: All $30 less than top 4 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 Championship.  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 Championship.

 

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

 

 

Hotel rates: $103-103, 800-443-8952, 518-458-8444, reserve by 8/20 or rate may increase.


PLEASE NOTE: We have had continual problems with our reservations link, even though rooms are available. It has shown no rooms on one night or another, or no rooms at all, or no rooms with two beds. Hopefully it is fixed now. If you try it and get one of these responses, please call 518-458-8444 to reserve your room. If you call and are told the same sort if thing, do not believe it and please write us at director@chess.us.

 

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

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      CCA electronic devices policies

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

NYSCA annual meeting, Sunday 9 am.


BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY NIGHT!

SEPT 2, NEW YORK
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). $$ 800 based on 25 entries: $200-100-50, Under 2200/Unr $120-60, U1900/Unr $100-50, U1600/Unr $80-40. EF: $40, NYSCA members $35, at site only, no checks. Reg. ends 9:45 pm, rds. 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30. 12. Byes OK any round (limit one round), must commit before rd 2. Blitz rated, but higher of regular or blitz used for pairings & prizes.

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