An American Classic!
A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
New York State Scholastic Championships
MARCH 11-12, 2017
LETTER FROM THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
6 round Swiss, G/60 d10, open to grades K-12; top NYS player & team in each section are NY champions. In 11 sections. HS Championship and HS Reserve at Courtyard by Marriott, 11 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs NY 12866. Other 9 sections 2/5 mile away at Saratoga Hilton and adjacent Saratoga City Center (connected by indoor walkway), 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.
Online entry fee at chessaction.com, all sections: $45 by 2/18, $55 2/19-3/4, $70 3/5 to 3/10. Entry fee at site, all sections: $70.
High School, open to grades K-12 born after 9/1/97. EF $48.20 mailed by 2/18. Top NYS grade 9-12 qualifies for Denker Tournament of HS Champions, top NYS grade K-12 girl qualifies for National Girls Tournament of Champions.
High School Reserve, open to K-12 under 1200 or unrated. EF $48 mailed by 2/18.
Junior High, open to all in grades K-9. EF $47.90 mailed by 2/18. Top NYS grade K-8 born after 9/1/01 qualifies for Barber tournament of K-8 Champions.
Middle School Reserve, open to K-8 under 1000 or unrated. EF $47.80 mailed by 2/18.
Elementary, open to all in grades K-6. EF $47.60 mailed by 2/18.
Elementary Intermediate, open to grades K-6 under 1200 or unrated. EF $47.50 mailed by 2/18.
Elementary Reserve, open to grades K-5 under 800 or unrated. EF $47.40 mailed by 2/18.
Primary, open to grades K-3. EF $47.30 mailed by 2/18.
Primary Reserve, open to grades K-3 under 600 or unrated. EF: $47.20 mailed by 2/18.
K-1, open to grades K-1. EF $47.10 mailed by 2/18.
K-1 Reserve, open to grades K-1 under 400 or unrated. EF $47 mailed by 2/18.
Postmarked 2/19-3/1: All EF $10 more. Do not mail entry after 3/1.
Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17.
Trophies to top 10 players and top 7 teams each section, top 2 unrated in each reserve section, and top 2 each U1900, U1700, U1500, U1300 (HS), U1000, U800, U600 (HS Reserve), U1800, U1600, U1400 (JHS), U900, U800, U600, U400 (MS Reserve), U1700, U1500, U1300 (Elem), U1100, U1000, U900, U800 (Elem Intermediate), U700, U600, U500, U400, U300 (Elem Reserve), U1400, U1200, U1000 (Primary), U500, U400, U300, U200 (Primary Reserve), U800, U600, U400 (K-1), U300, U200 (K-1 Reserve). Speed playoff if perfect score tie.
Free entry to NY State Championship, Labor Day weekend 2017 (Albany), to top player each section, if not already qualified for free entry from another event.
Mixed doubles prizes for HS Championship/Reserve combined.
Schedule: Late registration ends Sat 10 am (not necessary for advance entrants), rounds begin Saturday 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm, Sunday 9 am, 12 noon and 3 pm, awards Sunday 5:30 pm.
Bughouse Tournament Saturday Night March 11th!!
Parents And Friends Tournament
Sunday March 12th!!
(Enter Parents And Friends Tournament at site by 10:15 am Sunday)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (AND ANSWERS)!
High School Championship and High School Reserve Games
Junior High Championship Tournament Games Location
Elementary Championship & Intermediate Sections Games Location
Elementary Reserve Section Tournament Games Location
Primary Championship Tournament Games Location
Primary Reserve Section Tournament Games Location
K-1 Section Tournament Games
Reserve Section Tournament Games
PARENTS' AND COACHES' GUIDE TO SCHOLASTIC CHESS
Half point byes
OK all, limit 2, must commit before round 2.
Hotel rates: Hilton $129-129, 888-999-4711, 518-584-4000, or use link at chesstour.com. Courtyard $132-132, 866-210-9325, or use link at chesstour.com. Two nights minimum at both hotels. 7 days notice required for room cancellations. Both hotels will sell out a few months before the tournament, but may again have availability in the final week before the event due to late cancellations. For other backup hotels see chesstour.com. Free parking at Courtyard; free parking for overnight guests at Hilton. 7 days notice required for room cancellation at both.
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT RESERVATIONS
HILTON GARDEN INN RESERVATIONS
Special car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #657633.
Online entry: www.chessaction.com. Mail entry: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Include name, rating, USCF ID, USCF expiration (non-members include 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 = @)), 347-201-2269.
Bring clock if possible- none supplied. Bring set & board for HS Championship, HS Reserve & JHS Championship; set & board supplied for other sections.
March official ratings used (except unofficial web ratings usually used if otherwise unrated). TD reserves right to assign estimated rating to players with non-USCF ratings.
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