FEBRUARY 26 - 27, 2005:
NEW YORK STATE
SCHOLASTIC CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS!
A 6-Round, Swiss-System Chess Tournament, one hour per player, open to all in grades K-12 from any state (except the K-1 Section on Feb 27 only, is 4 rounds, 30 minutes per player). The winners are recognized by the NY State Chess Association as the 2005 NY Scholastic Chess Champions! Free Analysis of Your Games By Three-Time U.S. Chess Champion,
Grandmaster Joel Benjamin!
Location: The luxurious Prime Hotel and Conference Center Tournament Hotel, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY (I-87 Northway Exit 13-N, 28 miles north of Albany, then 4 miles north on US 9): 518-584-4000. Special hotel room rates: $99 per room IF RESERVED BY FEBRUARY 1st (mention chess tournament when calling hotel; 7 day notice required to cancel reservations). Reserve rooms ASAP-- hotel may sell out before February 1st! Chess rates also at Courtyard Marriott, 2 blocks away: 518-226-0538, Holiday Inn, 7 blocks away: 518-584-4550. For help finding lodging, call Kathy Denkenberger, Saratoga Visitors Bureau: 518-584-1531. The tournament is divided into six separate sections. 1. Primary, open to all grades K-3. Entry Fee (EF): $60 at site. 2. Elementary Championship, open to all grades K-6. EF: $60 at site. 3. Elementary Novice, open to K-6, rated Under 1000 or Unrated. EF: $60 at site. 4. Junior High, grades K-9. EF: $60 at site. 5. High School, grades K-12 (top NY high-school player qualifies for the Denker National Tournament of State High School Champions at the U.S. Open in August. EF: $60 at site. 6. Primary K-1 (Sunday Feb 27 only), for 1st grade/below. EF: $50 at site.
The February 21st deadline for registering in advance is over. All additional entries for this event will be accepted at site only: from 6 pm - 11:00 pm Friday and from 9:00-10:15 am only at the Prime Hotel on the day of the tournament. PLAYERS WHO REGISTER AFTER 10:15 AM MISS THE FIRST ROUND, AND RECEIVE A ½-POINT BYE INSTEAD.
The on-site entry fee is $60 per player.
All players must also be current U.S.C.F. members: Players may still register to join the USCF on our online entry form.
To withdraw or takes byes thru February 23rd, call 845-569-9969, or email firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 23rd.
On-site entry fee: $60 per player (K-1 section only: $50 on-site). Trophies awarded to the 20 top-scoring players, the 3 best-scoring Unrated players and the 10 top-scoring schools, in each section! Trophies also awarded to the Top 2 scorers in each class: Class B, Under 1600 (High School), C, Under 1400 (Junior High), D, Under 1200 (Elementary), Under 800 (K-1). Any number may enter from a school, to help compete for team prizes, but a school's four top-scoring players produce its team score (2 or more from a school needed for a team, all on team must attend same school). Those without teams compete for individual trophies.
GAME TIMES: Saturday 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm; Sunday 10 am, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm.
K-1 Section only is on Sunday Feb. 27 only: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm.
The Awards Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6:00 or 6:30 pm on Sunday.
Those unable to play all the games may request ½-point byes in advance for rounds they won't play (limit of 2 byes, byes in rounds 5-6 must commit before round 3).
Current U.S. Chess Federation Membership is required to participate (in any USCF-rated tournament in the US). USCF membership dues: age 19/below, $25 extra per player for 12 issues of Chess Life magazine or $19 extra for 6 issues (age 14/below). Entry fees also include required 1-year NYS Chess Association (NYSCA) membership as well, including 4 issues Empire Chess magazine (ONLY NY players who joined NYSCA after April 2004 may deduct $11 NYSCA dues from entry fee and receive no NYSCA membership or Empire Chess magazine). Each substitution from advance entry list charged $60! Refunds: $6 service charge for each player refund requested after February 23.
Questions: 845-569-9969 (email@example.com).
On-Site Entry Fee: $60 per player (K-1: $50). On-site registration ENDS 1 hour before game. IF you MUST HAVE confirmation of entry receipt, enclose S.A.S.E.-- DO NOT CALL to confirm entry! Advance entries posted at: www.chesscenter.cc by Feb. 24th.
*** BRING SETS, CLOCKS AND BOARDS-- NONE ARE SUPPLIED! ***
On-Site Chess Books And Equipment Concession Provided By The Rochester Chess Center
For special car rental rates: call AVIS: 800-331-1600, use AWD# D657633.
OTHER EVENTS IN SARATOGA SPRINGS!
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2005: NEW YORK STATE SCHOLASTIC "QUICK CHESS" CHAMPIONSHIP!
5-Round, Swiss-System chess tournament, 10 minutes per player (GAME/10), open to all in grades K-12, Prime Host Hotel, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York: 518-584-4000 (see New York State Scholastic Championships, OVER, for hotel rates, directions, etc).
Rated in USCF's "Quick Chess" Rating System-- completely separate from your regular rating (but regular ratings used for prizes and pairings). Trophies awarded to the top 10 finishers and top 5 schools. Special plaques will also be awarded to the top 3 scorers in each level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12!
Quick Chess Entry Fee: $30 per player. On-site entries accepted 4:30-6 pm February 25.
Game Times: 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, and 10:00 pm February 25th.
Those unable to play all five games may request ½-point byes in advance for rounds they won't play (limit of 2 byes, byes in rounds 4-5 must commit before 8:30 pm).
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26th, 8:00 pm:
NEW YORK STATE SCHOLASTIC
"BUGHOUSE" CHAMPIONSHIP! Register at site only: 6:30-7:45 pm!