The  47th  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, 2013: 
The New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue at 34th Street, New York City
Separate Bughouse Tournament  Friday January 25 (see over): Register by 6:30 pm!
     Playing site:  the Grand Ballroom and Crystal Ballroom 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.  Call the New Yorker Hotel to reserve hotel rooms for overnight hotel stays:
212-971-0101.
     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 (digital clocks: 25 minutes + 5-scconds delay per player), rated by the United States Chess Federation (USCF).
Each tournament has 3 sections from which to choose.  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 the Chess Center of New York and the Marshall Chess Club's
tournaments (except quads)-- currently the Chess Center of New York runs America's longest-running
action tournament every Thursday night at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City, and additional
weekend tournaments on January 5-6 and February 9-10th, at the New Yorker Hotel.  In addition,
the tournaments held at the Marshall Chess Club (except for quads) 
will also honor the Chess Center of New York free entries!
The Top 2 teams in each section also win up to 8 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 -point byes in advance for rounds which they cannot play (limit 2 byes, commit by 2 pm).


     All entry fees $6 LESS per player if 4 or more from the same school are mailed together in
the SAME envelope!

Mail entries:  the early mail deadline is  January 4, 2013.

 ALL ENTRIES $7 EXTRA per player postmarked January 5-11th.
 
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL ANYTHING AFTER JANUARY 11th!

 See below for mail entry form, and instructions and early entry fees for entering by mail or fax.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION:
     On-Line Individual Registration: $49 per player thru January 11, $56 per player January 12 - 21.
    On-Line Team Registration: $43 per player if 4 or more from the SAME SCHOOL
 registering together ($172 per 4-player team) thru January 11,  $50 per player January 12-21.

     Phone entries: $63 per player thru January 21st.  Call 347-201-CCNY (2269),  questions, entries 
 or 406-896-2191 (24 hours: entries only, no questions). No team discounts for phone entries.

 After January 21st, entries are accepted at the tournament, before 9:15 am.

 On-site entry fee: $70.  For more information, send an email to
 chesscentr@gmail.com  or call 347-201-CCNY (-2269).


**  BRING  CLOCKS-- NONE ARE SUPPLIED! **
Chess Sets and Boards Supplied By Little House of Chess!

(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, 2013

      3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/26/03 and also in grade 3/below: 

  1. Primary Varsity, open to all. Entry Fee (EF): $49.60 per player if postmarked by 1/04/13.
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: $49.50 postmarked by 1/04/13.
Trophies: top 12 players, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools.

  3. Primary K-1, open to all in grades 1 and below. EF: $49.40 postmarked by 1/04/13.
Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top Under 500, and the top 3 Unrateds.



     JUNIOR HIGH CHAMPIONSHIP - SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013

       3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/26/97 and also in grade 9 or below:

   1. Junior High Varsity, open to all. EF: $51.60 per player postmarked by 1/04/13.
Trophies: top 12 players and the top 6 schools, the top player rated Under 1500, and the top 3 Unrated players.

   2. Junior High Junior-Varsity, open to rated Under 1200 or Unrated. EF: $51.50 postmarked by 1/04/13.
Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools and the top 3 Unrated players.

   3. Junior High Novice, for Under 700 or Unrated. EF: $51.40 postmarked by 1/04/13.
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, 2013

       3 separate sections, open to grades K-6, and also born after 1/27/00.

  1. Elementary Varsity, open to all.  EF: $50.60 per player postmarked by 1/04/13.
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: $50.50 mailed by 1/04/13.
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: $50.40 mailed by 1/04/13.
Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, and the 3 top-scoring Unrated players.

 
    HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP - SUNDAY,  JANUARY 27, 2013

Now With Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes! 


      3 separate sections, open to all in grades K-12, and also born after 1/27/93.

1. High School Varsity, open to all. EF: $52.60 per player postmarked by 1/04/13. 
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: $52.50 postmarked by 1/04/13.
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: $52.40 postmarked by 1/4/13.
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!

NEW!!  Optional Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes!
 

    Best male/female 2-player combined score among all three High School sections (Mixed Doubles “teammates” may  play in different sections and may even be from different schools, average rating of both players must be U1800;  teams must declare by 12 pm):

  Top 3 Mixed Doubles Teams win up to 12 weeks free entries!


*** Any player who scores 4 or more points and doesn't win a trophy will receive a medal! ***

	USCF  JANUARY 2013 RATINGS  WILL BE USED FOR THIS TOURNAMENT.
      Current USCF Membership is also required to participate.
USCF annual membership dues:
Premium Young Adult membership, age 24/below, $33 extra per player for 12 issues of Chess Life magazine, or
Online Young Adult membership, age 24/below, $26 extra per player for access to Chess Life Online, or
Premium Youth membership, age 15/below, $28 extra per player for 6 issues of Chess Life magazine, or
Online Youth membership, age 15/below, $22 extra per player for access to Chess Life Online, or
Premium Scholastic membership, age 12/below, $24 extra per player for 6 issues of Chess Life For Kids magazine, or
Online Scholastic membership, age 12/below, $17 extra per player for access to Chess Life For Kids Online.
USCF 3-Month Memberships: $10 extra per player, age 24/below, includes 3 issues of Chess Life magazine,
or $8 extra per player age 12/below, includes 2 issues of Chess Life For Kids.

     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-- $15 extra charge to change sections.
Make checks for entry fees + all USCF dues (1 check for total amount) payable and mail by 1/04/13 to:
 CHESS CENTER OF NEW YORK,
 PO Box 4615, New Windsor, NY 12553
     All entry fees $7 extra per player postmarked January 5-11th
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL ANYTHING AFTER JANUARY 11th!

	ALL ENTRY FEES $6 LESS PER PLAYER if 4 or more entries from the same school are mailed together
in the SAME ENVELOPE!  
Refunds: $15 service charge for each player refund.  USCF membership dues are forwarded to the USCF--
USCF membership dues are non-refundable.

On-Site Entry Fee: $70 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 
AND DON'T MISS 

The Greater NY Scholastic Bughouse Championship!

 Friday, January 25th 7 pm (Register 5:30-6:30 pm on-site only):  only $20 per team!

 

 

THIS TOURNAMENT WAS MADE POSSIBLE 
THROUGH THE GENEROUS ASSISTANCE OF
 THE KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION.