NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
2, Aug 31-Sept 2 or Sept 1-2, 2019
Labor Day weekend at Albany Marriott- SEPTEMBER official ratings used
$15,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND
Heritage Event- America's oldest annual tournament!
ALSO NY STATE BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY NIGHT-SEE BELOW
US Chess Junior Grand Prix
30-Sept 2, Aug 31-Sept 2 or Sept 1-2 New
US Chess Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced)
141st 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, free wireless, many restaurants in area.
$15,000 prize fund unconditionally guaranteed. In 5 sections.
Championship Section: Open to 1800/above. $2000-1000-500-300, 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/Unr $400-200.
Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $250 U1500, or $400 U1800.
Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team among all sections: $500-300-200. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2.
FREE LECTURE BY IM JAY BONIN, MONDAY 9 AM
Top 4 sections entry fee: $108 online at chessaction.com by 8/28, 4-day $114, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 if check mailed by 8/21, 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 $20 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 or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $60, all sections but Championship. GMs free, $80 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 & 3:30.
4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 6 pm, Sun 12 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:30.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sun. 10 am, rds Sun 11, 1:30, 3:30 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:30, 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 8/15 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, or to qualify for Championship..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 1, 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. One half point bye allowed, must commit before rd 2. Blitz rated, but higher of regular or blitz used for pairings & prizes.