NOTE IMPORTANT CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS!
In 14 sections! Each section has its own age, grade and rating requirements (the five Championship sections are open to all who are under grade and age limits; unrateds are allowed in all sections).
The five Championship sections are each 2 days (High School Championship, Junior High Championship, Elementary Championship, Primary Championship and K1 Championship): 6-rounds, 60 minutes each player with 10-second delay each move (G/60, d/10). Game times: Saturday 10 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:45 pm. Championship Awards Ceremony: about 5:30 pm Sunday.
The nine non-Championship sections are each 1-day, 5-rounds, 30 minutes each player with 5-second delay each move (5-SS, G/30, d5).
Playing both Saturday and Sunday, at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm Saturday and 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:45 pm Sunday are:
High School Championship
Junior High Championship
Awards Ceremonies about 5:30 pm Sunday
Playing only on Saturday this year, at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00pm and 4:30 pm.are:
High School Under 1900
High School Under 1200
Elementary Under 1500
Elementary Under 1100
Elementary Under 700
Awards Ceremonies about 6 pm Saturday.
Now playing only on Sunday with earlier starting times at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm Sunday are:
Junior High Under 1300
Primary Under 1000
Primary Under 600
K1 Under 400
Awards Ceremonies about 5 pm Sunday.
Online entries at www.gnyscc.com: $60 thru 1/20/17, $70 Jan. 21 - 30, $80 Jan. 31 – Feb. 2.
Online entry fees are only for online entries at www.gnyscc.com, NOT FOR EMAIL ENTRIES.
Each section has its own age, grade and rating requirements (the five Championship sections are open to all who are under grade and age limits; unrateds are allowed in all sections).
Both K-1 sections are open to grade 1/below born after 2/5/09.
1. K-1 Under 400 (Sunday), Entry Fee: $66.20 per player postmarked by 1/13/17.
2. K-1 Championship (Saturday-Sunday), Entry Fee: $66.30 postmarked by 1/13/17.
All 3 Primary sections are open to grades 3/below born after 2/5/07.
3. Primary Under 600 (Sunday), Entry Fee: $65.10 per player postmarked by 1/13/17.
4. Primary Under 1000 (Sunday), Entry Fee: $65.20 postmarked by 1/13/17.
5. Primary Championship (Saturday-Sunday), Entry Fee: $65.30 postmarked by 1/13/17.
All 4 Elementary sections are open to grades 6/below born after 2/5/04.
6. Elementary Under 700 (Saturday), Entry Fee: $64.10 per player postmarked by 1/13/17.
7. Elementary Under 1100 (Saturday), Entry Fee: $64.20 postmarked by 1/13/17.
8. Elementary Under 1500 (Saturday), Entry Fee: $64.30 postmarked by 1/13/17.
9. Elementary Championship (Saturday-Sunday), Entry Fee: $64.40 postmarked by 1/13/17.
Both Junior High sections are open to grades 9/below born after 2/5/01.
10. Junior High Under 1300 (Sunday), Entry Fee: $63.20 per player postmarked by 1/13/17.
11. Junior High Championship (Saturday-Sunday), Entry Fee: $63.30 postmarked by 1/13/17.
All 3 High School sections are open to grades 12/below born after 2/5/97.
12. High School Under 1200 (Saturday), Entry Fee: $62.10 per player postmarked by 1/13/17.
13. High School Under 1900 (Saturday), Entry Fee: $62.20 postmarked by 1/13/17.
14. High School Championship (Saturday-Sunday), Entry Fee: $62.30 postmarked by 1/13/17.
Mailed entries: list each player’s name, rating, USCF ID# and expiration (USCF membership is required of all players; non-USCF members enclose dues in addition to entry fee), school, grade, DOB, address (be sure to specify which section!). ALSO PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT EMAIL!
We are using the official USCF February 2017 ratings: http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrLst.php
(unofficial ratings at uschess.org are usually used for players who would otherwise be unrated on the USCF February 2017 Official Rating List). The February 2017 Official USCF Rating List should be posted at the USCF website by the fourth week in Janaury or sooner: http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrLst.php .
Players who enter a section for which their February 2017 rating would make them ineligible will be moved up to the next highest section by rating for their grade division (High School, Junior High, Elementary, Primary, K1). For example, a player who entered the K1 Under 400 Section (Sunday February 5th) in January and whose February Official Rating is over 399 would be moved to the K1 Championship Section (which runs both Saturday and Sunday). To move to a different section, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (section switches after January 30th are subject to a charge).
ALL ENTRY FEES ARE $10 EXTRA PER PLAYER if postmarked 1/14/17-1/20/17!
USCF Membership is also required. Annual dues, age 24/ below: Premium Young Adult is $32 extra per player for 12 issues of Chess Life ($35 extra if paid at site) or Regular Young Adult is $26 extra for online membership with no magazine; Age 15/below, Premium Youth is $27 extra for 6 issues of Chess Life ($30 extra if paid at site) or Regular Youth is $22 extra for online membership with no magazine; Age 12/below, Premium Scholastic is $22 extra for 6 issues of Chess Life For Kids ($25 if paid at site) or Regular Scholastic is $17 for online membership only). 2-Month Membership: $20 extra per player for 1 issue of Chess Life.
Make all checks payable (1 check for total amount of all entry fees + USCF dues is best) and mail before deadline to:
Chess Center of NY, PO Box 4615, New Windsor, NY 12553.
If it is necessary to confirm receipt of entry, enclose SASE (no confirmations by phone).
No mail postmarked after 1/20/17!
Phone entries: $81 per player by credit card thru 1/30/17, call: 406-896-2191 (24 hours: entries only, no questions). No team entries by phone. No phone entries after 1/30/17.
On-site entry fee: $100 per player if paid the day before your game (starting about 7 pm Feb. 3), $120 on the day of your event until 90 minutes before your first game.
All substitutions from advance entry list are charged the on-site entry fee. Section switches are subject to an extra $10 charge per player after Jan. 30, $20 extra per player Feb. 2-3.
$15 service charge for each player refund (no service charge if entire entry fees are used for 2018 event instead).
Questions: email@example.com or 347-201-2269, 917-691-1729 (leave phone message, but email is better). On Feb 4-5 only call Brooklyn Marriott at 718-246-7000, ask for Chess Tournament.