US CHESS Junior Grand Prix


PETER HENNER MEMORIAL


JULY 28-30 OR 29-30, 2017


Best Western Sovereign, Albany, New York

TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED)

 

5 rounds, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10). Best Western Sovereign Hotel, 1228 Western Ave, Albany NY 12203. Many restaurants within easy walking distance.

 

$4000 GUARANTEED PRIZES

 

In 4 sections. 

Premier Section:
 Open to 1800/above. Prizes $600-400-200, top Under 2210 $300-150.
 

Under 2000 Section:
 Prizes $400-200-100, top Under 1800 (no unr) $240-120. 

Under 1600 Section:
 $300-150-80, Under 1400 $140-70, unrated limit $150.


Under 1200 Section: $140-70-40, plaques to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated.

Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $200-100. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/29.  


Top 3 sections entry fee:
 $68 online at chessaction.com by 7/26, 3-day $73, 2-day $72 mailed by 7/19, $80 at site or online until 2 hours before round 1.  

Under 1200 Section entry fee: All $30 less than top 3 sections entry fee.
GMs, IMs & WGMs free
, $60 deducted from prize.
No checks at site, credit cards OK.

Online entry fee $5 less to NYSCA members (may join with entry; NYSCA dues $12/year with 2 issues Empire Chess, $20/year with 4 issues, may be paid with entry fee).


Special 1 year USCF dues
 with magazine if paid with entry- online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17.  USCF membership required.

Re-entry $40, not available in Premier Section. 

GMs, IMs & WGMs free, $60 deducted from prize. 


3-day schedule:
 Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 
2-day schedule:
 Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15.
Half point byes OK all, must commit before rd 2; limit 2 byes.  

Foreign player rating info     Prizewinner tax info    CCA electronic devices policies

Hotel rates:
 $95-95 including full breakfast, reserve by 7/13, use RESERVATIONS LINK or call 518-489-2981.


Room or travel sharing: Post a request to share on the USCF "All Things Chess" Forum.
If you have trouble posting, email your post to Continental Chess and we will post it for you.


Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. 


Entry: chessaction.com
 or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).

BRING SET, BOARD, CLOCK IF POSSIBLE- none supplied.


BLITZ TOURNAMENT Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


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