The 39th Annual Greater New York Team and Individual
CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS! America's Longest-Running, Rated Scholastic Chess Tournament: SPONSORED BY THE KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION!
NEW TOURNAMENT DATES! NEW HOTEL SITE!!
JANUARY 29 - 30, 2005:
The New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue at 34th Street, New York City Playing site: the Grand Ballroom and 3rd Floor Conference Rooms of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue at 34th Street (near Penn Station Subways and Train Station, and 33rd Street PATH Trains), New York City: 212-971-0101. Special hotel room rates for teams wishing to stay overnight or for use as "team" rooms: $139 per single or double room if reserved by 1/14/05 (rates may be higher or sold out afterwards). Call New Yorker Hotel, mention "chess tournament" to reserve hotel rooms.
Format: four separate, one-day tournaments, two on Saturday, two Sunday, each is a 5-Round, Swiss-System tournament (everyone plays all 5 rounds, no one is eliminated). Each game is 30 minutes per player (Game/30), rated by the United States Chess Federation (USCF). Each tournament has 3 sections from which to choose. Great for beginners-- all players receive a national chess rating! Many will be playing in their first tournament; others, including some of the top youngsters in the country, will be defending their Greater New York City Championship titles! Each section of each tournament awards prizes for the top-scoring players and schools; players are eligible for both individual and team prizes. Any number of players may participate from a school to help compete for team prizes (2 or more from a school make a team), but the school's 4 top-scoring players produce its team score. Players without school teams compete for individual prizes. The Top 3 players in each section also win months of free entries into all the Chess Center of New York's tournaments (except quads)-- a savings of hundreds of dollars off the regular tournament entry fees!! The Top 2 teams in each section also win up to 6 weeks of free entries! Game times: 10 am, 12 Noon, 2 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:15 pm each day.
Those unable to play all five games may request ½-point byes in advance for rounds which they cannot play. The January 24th deadline for registering in advance is over. All additional entries for this event will be accepted at site only: from 8 - 11:00 pm Friday and from 8:30-9:15 am only at the New Yorker Hotel on the day of the tournament. PLAYERS WHO REGISTER AFTER 9:15 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 January 26th, call 845-569-9969, or 646-232-3155, or email firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN JANUARY 26th. *** BRING SETS, CLOCKS AND BOARDS-- NONE ARE SUPPLIED! ***
FOUR SEPARATE, ONE-DAY TOURNAMENTS!
PRIMARY CHAMPIONSHIP - SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2005 3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/29/95, grades 3/below: 1. Primary Varsity, open to all. Entry Fee (EF): $44.60 per player if postmarked by 1/10/05. Trophies to the 12 top-scoring players and the 6 top-scoring schools, the top rated Under 900, and the top 3 Unrateds. 2. Primary Novice, grades K-3, rated Under 700 or Unrated. EF: $44.50 postmarked by 1/10. Trophies: top 12 players, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. 3. Primary K-1, open to all in grades 1 and below. EF: $44.40 postmarked by 1/10. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top Under 500, and the top 3 Unrateds.
JUNIOR HIGH CHAMPIONSHIP - SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2005 3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/29/88, grades 9 or below: 1. Junior High Varsity, open to all. EF: $46.60 per player postmarked by 1/10/05. Trophies: top 12 players and the top 6 schools, top 2 players rated Under 1200, and top 3 Unrated players. 2. Junior High Junior-Varsity, open to rated Under 1000 or Unrated. EF: $46.50 postmarked by 1/10/05. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools and the top 3 Unrated players. 3. Junior High Novice, for Under 700 or Unrated. EF: $46.40 postmarked by 1/10/05. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top 3 unrateds. Special plaques also awarded to the two top-scoring players in each grade: 4, 5 and 6!
ELEMENTARY CHAMPIONSHIP - SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2005 3 separate sections, open to grades K-6, born after 1/30/92. 1. Elementary Varsity, open to all. EF: $45.60 per player postmarked by 1/10/05. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, 2 top scorers Under 1200, and the top 3 Unrateds. 2. Elementary Junior-Varsity, open to players rated Under 1000 or Unrated. EF: $45.50 mailed by 1/10. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, and the 3 top-scoring Unrateds. 3. Elementary Novice, open to rated Under 700 or not yet rated. EF: $45.40 mailed by 1/10. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, and the 3 top-scoring Unrated players.
HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP - SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2005 3 separate sections, open to all in grades K-12. 1. High School Varsity, open to all. EF: $47.60 per player postmarked by 1/10/05. Trophies awarded to 12 top-scoring players, top 6 schools, the top scoring player Under 1600, and the top 3 Unrateds. 2. High School Junior-Varsity, open to rated Under 1600 or Unrateds. EF: $47.50 postmarked by 1/10. Trophies to: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top player rated Under 1400, and top 3 Unrateds. 3. High School Novice, open to rated Under 1000 or Unrated. EF: $47.40 postmarked by 1/10. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, and top 3-scoring Unrateds. Special plaques also awarded to the two top-scorers in each grade: 7-9! *** Any player who scores 4 or more points and doesn't win a trophy will receive a medal! *** USCF DECEMBER 2004 RATINGS (2004 ANNUAL RATING LIST) WILL BE USED FOR THIS TOURNAMENT. Players who are not rated on the 2004 Annual Rating List may request to use their February 2005 ratings instead.
Current USCF Membership is also required to participate (in any rated tournament in the US). USCF annual dues: age 19/below, $25 extra per player for 12 issues of Chess Life magazine, or $19 extra for six issues, if age 14/below. TO REGISTER by mail, list each player's name, USCF ID# and expiration (new players write "NEW"), address, birthdate, school and grade (use our mail entry form, make copies as needed). BE SURE TO INDICATE THE CORRECT SECTION-- $10 extra charge to change sections. Make checks for entry fees + all USCF dues (1 check for total amount is best) payable and mail by 1/10/05 to: CHESS CENTER OF NEW YORK, PO Box 4615, New Windsor, NY 12553. All entry fees $7 extra per player postmarked January 11 - 15 (no mail accepted postmarked after January 15th).
ALL ENTRY FEES $7 LESS PER PLAYER if 4 or more entries from the same school are mailed together in the SAME ENVELOPE! Refunds: $6 service charge for each player refund requested after Jan. 26. On-Site Entry fee: $60 per player at the tournament! On-site registration ENDS 9:15 am.
If you require confirmation of entry receipt, enclose S.A.S.E.-- DO NOT CALL to confirm entry! Advance entries posted at: www.chesscenter.cc
THIS TOURNAMENT WAS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS ASSISTANCE OF THE KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION.