The 42nd 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 26 or 27, 2008:
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. Call New Yorker Hotel to reserve hotel rooms for overnight hotel stays.
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!
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 25th: 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 $65 per player, plus any additional USCF membership dues, which are required for players who are not listed as current USCF members.
WARNING: Players who register after 9:15 am will miss their first game! For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
** BRING SETS, CLOCKS AND BOARDS-- NONE ARE SUPPLIED! **
(A Large Selection of Chess Sets, Books and Equipment will be on
sale at the tournament!)
FOUR SEPARATE, ONE-DAY TOURNAMENTS! PRIMARY CHAMPIONSHIP - SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2008 3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/26/98, grades 3/below: 1. Primary Varsity, open to all. Entry Fee (EF): $46.60 per player if postmarked by 1/07/08. 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: $46.50 postmarked by 1/07/08. Trophies: top 12 players, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. 3. Primary K-1, open to all in grades 1 and below. EF: $46.40 postmarked by 1/07/08. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top Under 500, and the top 3 Unrateds. JUNIOR HIGH CHAMPIONSHIP - SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2008 3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/26/92, grades 9 or below: 1. Junior High Varsity, open to all. EF: $48.60 per player postmarked by 1/07/08. Trophies: top 12 players and the top 6 schools, the top 2 players rated Under 1200, and the top 3 Unrated players. 2. Junior High Junior-Varsity, open to rated Under 1000 or Unrated. EF: $48.50 postmarked by 1/07/08. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools and the top 3 Unrated players. 3. Junior High Novice, for Under 700 or Unrated. EF: $48.40 postmarked by 1/07/08. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top 3 unrateds. Special plaques also awarded to the two Novice Section top-scoring players in each grade: 4, 5 and 6!
ELEMENTARY CHAMPIONSHIP - SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2008 3 separate sections, open to grades K-6, born after 1/27/95. 1. Elementary Varsity, open to all. EF: $47.60 per player postmarked by 1/07/08. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top scorer rated Under 1200, and the top 3 Unrateds. 2. Elementary Junior-Varsity, open to players rated Under 1000 or Unrated. EF: $47.50 mailed by 1/07/08. 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: $47.40 mailed by 1/07/08. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, and the 3 top-scoring Unrated players.
HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP - SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2008 3 separate sections, open to all in grades K-12, born after 1/27/88. 1. High School Varsity, open to all. EF: $49.60 per player postmarked by 1/07/08. Trophies awarded to the 12 top-scoring players, the 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: $49.50 postmarked by 1/07/08. 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: $49.40 postmarked by 1/07/08. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, and top 3-scoring Unrateds. Special plaques also awarded to the two Novice Section 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 JANUARY 2008 RATINGS WILL BE USED FOR THIS TOURNAMENT. Players who are not rated on the January Rating List may request to use their February 2008 ratings instead.
Current USCF Membership is also required to participate (in any rated tournament in the US).
USCF annual membership dues:
Young Adult membership, age 24/below, $25 extra per player for 12 issues of Chess Life magazine, or Youth membership, age 15/below, $19 extra per player for 6 issues of Chess Life magazine, or Scholastic membership, age 12/below, $17 extra per player for 6 issues of Chess Life For Kids magazine. 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) payable and mail by 1/07/08 to:
CHESS CENTER OF NEW YORK, PO Box 4615, New Windsor, NY 12553
All entry fees $7 extra per player postmarked January 9-13th (no mail accepted postmarked after January 13th).
ALL ENTRY FEES $5 LESS PER PLAYER if 4 or more entries from the same school are mailed together in the SAME ENVELOPE!
Refunds: $10 service charge for each player refund. USCF membership dues are forwarded to the USCF-- USCF membership dues are non-refundable. On-Site Entry Fee: $65 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 by Jan 24 at: www.chesscenter.cc
THIS TOURNAMENT WAS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS ASSISTANCE OF THE KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION.