46th annual


February 23-24, 2013
Saratoga Springs, NY


A Heritage Event

Feb 23-24. 46th annual 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 8 sections; each is a 6SS, G/61, d5 except K-1 is 5SS, G/25, d5 playing Feb 24 only.

Online entry fee at chessaction.com, all sections:
$40 by 2/2, $50 by 2/19, $60 2/20 to 2 hours before first game. Entry fee at site, all sections: $60. High School, open to all in grades K-12. EF $43.20 mailed by 2/2. Top NYS grade 9-12 qualifies for Denker Tournament of HS Champions. High School Reserve, open to K-12 under 1200 or unrated. EF $43 mailed by 2/2. Junior High, open to all in grades K-9. EF $42.90 mailed by 2/2. The higher rated (post-tournament) of the top NYS K-8 in JHS or top NYS K-8 in HS qualifies for Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions. Middle School Reserve, open to K-8 under 1000 or unrated. EF $42.80 mailed by 2/2. Elementary, open to all in grades K-6. EF $42.60 mailed by 2/2. Elementary Reserve, open to grades K-5 under 800 or unrated. EF $42.50 mailed by 2/2. Primary, grades K-3. EF $42.30 mailed by 2/2. K-1, grades K-1. EF $42.10 mailed by 2/2. Postmarked 2/3-13: All EF $10 more. Do not mail entry after 2/13. Entry at site: all $60. 

Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20.

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 Reserve). Speed playoff if perfect score tie. Free entry to NY State Championship, Labor Day weekend 2013 (Albany), to top player each section.

Schedule: Late reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2, 5, Sun 9, 12, 2:30, awards 5 pm. K-1 schedule: Late reg. ends Sun 9 am, rds Sun 10, 12, 1:30, 3, 4:30, awards 5:45. Half point byes OK all, limit 2, must commit before rd 2.

Hotel rates:
$119-119, 888-999-4711, 518-584-4000, reserve by 2/2 or rate may increase. Free parking for overnight guests. 48 hours notice required for room cancellation. Backup hotel: Residence Inn, 1 mile away, 518-584-9600, ask for chess rate. Special car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #657633.

chessaction.com or 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: DirectorAtChess.US (At = @)), 845-496-9658. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. JGP (except K-1).

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