February 27-28, 2010

Feb 27-28.  New York State Scholastic Championships. Open to grades K-12 in any state (top NYS player & team in each section are NY champions).  Saratoga Hilton, 534 Broadway (I-87 Exit 13-N, 4 miles north on US 9), Saratoga Springs NY 12866.  Team prizes based on top 4 scores from same school; no combined school teams allowed even if one school “feeds” another. Teams of 2 or 3 players allowed, but are at a disadvantage.

In 6 sections, each is a 6SS, G/60 except K-1 is 5SS, G/30 playing Feb 28 only.
High School,
grades K-12.  Entry fee $38 mailed by 2/6.  Top NYS grade 9-12 qualifies for Denker Tournament of HS Champions.
Junior High,
grades K-9.  Entry fee $37.90 mailed by 2/5. 
grades K-6. Entry fee $37.60 mailed by 2/5. 
Elementary Novice,
grades K-6 under 800 or unrated.  Entry fee $37.50 mailed by 2/5. 
grades K-3.  Entry fee $37.30 mailed by 2/5.
grades K-1.  Entry fee $37.10 mailed by 2/5.

Postmarked 2/6-16:
All entry fees $10 more. Do not mail entry after 2/17.
Online at, all sections:
Entry fee $40 by 2/6, $50 by 2/22.  No online entry after 2/22. 
Phoned to 406-896-2038, all sections:
Entry fee $45 by 2/6, $55 by 2/22.  No phone entry after 2/22.
Entry fee at site:
all $60. 
USCF membership required.  See online shopping cart for special USCF dues.

Trophies to top 20 players, top 3 Unrated, and top 8 teams each section and top each U1400, U1200, U1000 (HS), U1200, U1000, U800 (JHS), U1000, U800 (Elem), U600, U400 (Elem Novice).  Speed playoff if perfect score tie. 
Free entry
to NY State Championship, Lab or Day weekend 2010 (Albany), to top player each section. 

Schedule: Late registration ends Sat 11 am, rounds Sat 12:00 noon, 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm, Sun 9:00 am, 12:00 noon & 2:30 pm. 
K-1 schedule:
Late registration ends Sun 9 am, rounds Sun 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm. 
Half point byes
OK all, limit 2, must commit before round 2.

Players who register in advance do not need to appear for late registration, and may arrive at the announced time for the first round. 

Hotel rates: $116-116, 888-999-4711, 518-584-4000, reserve by 2/13 or rate may increase.  48 hours notice required for room cancellation. Backup hotel: Courtyard by Marriott, 2 blocks away, 518-226-0538.  

Special car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #657633.  

Mail entry:
Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577.    Include name, rating, USCF ID, USCF expiration (non-members enclose dues), section, school, grade, birth date, address of each player.  Checks payable to Continental Chess. $15 per player service charge for refunds. $10 extra to switch sections, all substitutions from advance list charged $60. Questions:, 845-496-9658. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

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