The 40th Annual Greater New York Team and Individual
CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS! America's Longest-Running, Rated Scholastic Chess Tournament: SPONSORED BY THE KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION!
Great Hotel Site in Midtown Manhattan! JANUARY 28 or 29, 2006:
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: $142 per single or double room if reserved by 1/13/06 (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.
To Enter: Registration is now on site only, at the New Yorker Hotel (3rd Floor), either Friday evening, January 27th: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm, or on the day of the event, from 8:30 am - 9:15 am. Players who are playing in the Elementary or High School Championships on Sunday may also register on Saturday also, from 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm.
The on-site entry fee is $60 per player, plus any additional USCF membership dues for players who are listed as current USCF members.
WARNING: Players who register after 9:15 am will miss their first game!
*** BRING SETS, CLOCKS AND BOARDS-- NONE ARE SUPPLIED! ***
FOUR SEPARATE, ONE-DAY TOURNAMENTS!
PRIMARY CHAMPIONSHIP - SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2006 3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/28/96, grades 3/below: 1. Primary Varsity, open to all. Entry Fee (EF): $44.60 per player if postmarked by 1/09/06. 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 1/9. 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 1/9. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top Under 500, and the top 3 Unrateds.
JUNIOR HIGH CHAMPIONSHIP - SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2006 3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/28/90, grades 9 or below: 1. Junior High Varsity, open to all. EF: $46.60 per player postmarked by 1/09/06. 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 1/09/06. 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 1/09/06. 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 29, 2006 3 separate sections, open to grades K-6, born after 1/29/93. 1. Elementary Varsity, open to all. EF: $45.60 per player postmarked by 1/09/06. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top scorer Under 1200, and the top 3 Unrateds. 2. Elementary Junior-Varsity, open to players rated Under 1000 or Unrated. EF: $45.50 mailed by 1/9. 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 1/9. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, and the 3 top-scoring Unrated players.
HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP - SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2006 3 separate sections, open to all in grades K-12. 1. High School Varsity, open to all. EF: $47.60 per player postmarked by 1/09/06. Trophies awarded to 12 top-scoring players, top 6 schools, the top scoring player Under 1700, and the top 3 Unrateds. 2. High School Junior-Varsity, open to rated Under 1600 or Unrateds. EF: $47.50 postmarked by 1/9. 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 1/9. 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 2005 RATINGS (2005 ANNUAL RATING LIST) WILL BE USED FOR THIS TOURNAMENT. Players who are not rated on the 2005 Annual Rating List may request to use their February 2006 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. No mail accepted postmarked after January 14th!
Refunds: $7 service charge for each player refund requested after Jan. 23. On-Site Entry fee: $60 per player at the tournament! On-site registration ENDS 9:15 am.
DO NOT CALL to confirm entry--- Advance entries at: www.chesscenter.cc
THIS TOURNAMENT WAS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS ASSISTANCE OF THE KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION.