March 3-4, 2012
NOTE: THE FEATURE OF OUR SHOPPING CART THAT SENDS CONFIRMATION EMAILS HAS NOT BEEN FUNCTIONING PROPERLY. IF YOU INPUT YOUR CREDIT CARD AND THE SCREEN SAID "THANK YOU FOR YOUR ORDER" AND NOT "CARD DECLINED," YOUR ENTRY IS CONFIRMED.
WE DON'T CONFIRM
INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES, HOWEVER THE LINKS TO THE ADVANCE ENTRY LISTS (INCLUDING
ALL ENTRIES RECEIVED THRU FEBRUARY 28th), ARE POSTED ON OUR HOME PAGE.
A HERITAGE EVENT
In 8 sections. Each is a 6 round Swiss System, G/61 except K-1 is 5SS, G/30 playing Sunday, March 4 only.
High School, open to grades K-12. Entry fee $38.20 if check mailed by Feb 10.
High School Reserve, open to grades K-12 under 1200 or unrated, EF $38 if check mailed by Feb 10.
Junior High School, open to all in grades K-9. Entry fee $37.90 if check mailed by Feb 10.
Middle School Reserve, open to all in grades K-8 under 1000 or unrated. EF $37.80 if check mailed by Feb 10.
Elementary, grades K-6. Entry fee $37.60 if check mailed by Feb 10.
Elementary Reserve, open to all in grades K-5 under 800 or unrated. Entry fee $37.50 if check mailed by Feb 10.
Primary, open to all in grades K-3. Entry fee $37.30 if check mailed by Feb 10.
K-1, grades K-1. Entry fee $37.10 if check mailed by Feb 10.
Postmarked 2/11-21: All entry fees $10 more. Do not mail entry after 2/21. No credit card mailed entries.
Online at chesstour.com, all sections: Entry fee $40 by 2/10, $50 by 2/27. No online entry after 2/27.
Phoned to 406-896-2038, all sections: Entry fee $55 by 2/27. No phone entry after 2/27.
Entry fee at site: all $60.
USCF membership required and may be paid when registering for the touirnament.
Trophies to top 15 players and top 7 teams each section,
top 3 Unrated in Primary, K-1, and each Reserve Section, and top U1500, U1300 (HS),
U900, U700 (HS Reserve), U1200, U1000 (JHS), U700, U500 (MS Reserve), U1000, U800 (Elem), U500, U300 (Elem
Speed playoff if perfect score tie. Unofficial ratings (uschess.org)
will usually be used for players who would otherwise be unrated.
Free entry to NY State Championship, Lab or Day weekend 2011 (
Late reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm, Sun 9 am, 12 noon, 2:30 pm.
Awards 5:30 pm.
K-1 schedule: Late reg. ends Sun 9 am, rds Sun 10 am, 12 noon,1:30 pm, 3 pm, 4:30 pm. Awards 5:45 pm.
Half point byes OK all, limit 2, must commit before rd 2.
Hotel rates: $117-117, 888-866-3596, 888-866-3591, 518-584-4000, reserve by 2/18 or rate may increase, use group code AIEM. Online reservation: www.thesaratogahotel.com, use group code AIEM. 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: chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix Points available (except K-1 Section).