A Heritage Event!

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

27th annual New York State Open and Senior

May 17-19 or 18-19, 2019
Tiki Resort, Lake George

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

5 round Swiss, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Tiki Resort, 2 Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845. $3300 GUARANTEED PRIZES.

In 4 sections.
     Open: $$ 400-200-150, top Under 2010/Unr $240-120, top Under 1810 $200-100.
     Senior:
open to under 1910 or unrated born before 5/19/69. $$ 300-150-100, top Under 1710/Unr $140-70. Under 1610: $$ 240-120-70, Under 1410 $120-60, unrated limit $150.
     Under 1210: $120-60-40, unrated limit $80, plaques to top 3, 1st U1000, U800, Unr.
     Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player combined score among all sections: $200-100. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 5/18.

Top 3 sections entry fee:
$79 online at chessaction.com by 5/15, 3-day $83, 2-day $82 mailed by 5/9, $90 online or at site until 1 hour before round 1.
Under 1210 Section entry fee: all $30 less than top 3 sections entry fee.
 
All: Online entry $7 less to NYSCA members (dues $12/year with 2 issues Empire Chess, $20/year with 4 issues, may be paid with entry fee). No checks at site, credit cards OK.

Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $40, not available in Open Section. GMs, IMs, WGMs free, $60 deducted from prize.

Foreign player rating info                    Prizewinner tax info                CCA electronic devices policies

For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other over the board ratings such as club, league, scholastic, state or province, etc, adjusted if appropriate, may be used at our discretion if above USCF.  No rating below the latest official USCF rating, on the list corresponding to the ending date of the tournament, will be used. For 9 round events offering title norm possibilities, FIDE ratings are used. Click here for further details.

Ratings: May official USCF ratings used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Players must reveal foreign, FIDE and other over the board ratings, and these ratings, adjusted if necessary, may be used if higher than USCF. See also above. 

3-day schedule:
Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30.
2-day schedule:
Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. Half point byes OK all, must commit before rd. 2; limit 2 byes (limit 1 bye if under 1810/unr in Open).

Hotel rates: $88-88-98, call 518-668-5744 Mon-Fri 9 am-5pm, reserve by 5/3 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

Entry:
chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click "entry list" after entering). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, reg. ends 9:15 pm.


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