The 48th Annual Greater New York Team and Individual
CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS! America's Longest-Running, Rated Scholastic Chess Tournament: PRESENTED BY THE KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION!
Beautiful New Hotel Site Near Borough Hall In Brooklyn, New York!
SUNDAY JANUARY 12, 2014:
NEW Playing site! The beautiful Grand Ballroom of The New York Marriott Hotel At Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street (about 5 minutes drive south of the Brooklyn Bridge), near subways: Jay Street Metrotech (A, C, F and R trains), Hoyt Street (2, 3 trains), Borough Hall (2, 3, 4 and 5 trains) and Court Street (R train). Call the Marriott Hotel to reserve sleeping rooms for overnight hotel stays: 718-246-7000.
Format: four separate, one-day tournaments, each is a 5-Round, Swiss-System tournament (everyone plays all 5 rounds, no one is eliminated). Each game is 25 minutes + 5-scconds delay per player (non-delay clocks: 30 minutes 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 most of the tournaments held at the Marshall Chess Club (except for quads)!
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 ½-point byes in advance for rounds which they cannot play (limit 2 byes, commit by 2 pm). All entry fees $5 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 December 20, 2013.
ALL ENTRIES $7 EXTRA per player postmarked December 21st-27th.
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL ANYTHING AFTER DECEMBER 27th!
See below for mail entry form, and instructions and early entry fees for entering by mail or fax.
On-Line Individual Registration: $50 per player thru December 27, $57 per player December 28 - January 6, $70 January 7-10.
On-Line Team Registration: $45 per player if 4 or more from the SAME SCHOOL registering together ($180 per 4-player team) thru December 27, $52 per player December 28-January 6. Phone entries: $65 per player thru January 6th. Call 347-201-2269, questions, entries or 406-896-2191 (24 hours: entries only, no questions). No team discounts for phone entries. Entries are accepted at the tournament on Sunday January 12th, before 9:15 am. On-site entry fee: $75. For questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 347-201-2269. ** 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 - SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014 3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/12/04 and also in grade 3/below: 1. Primary Varsity, open to all. Entry Fee (EF): $53.60 per player if postmarked by 12/20/13. 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: $53.50 postmarked by 12/20/13. Trophies: top 12 players, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. 3. Primary K-1, open to all in grades 1 and below. EF: $53.40 postmarked by 12/20/13. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top Under 500, and the top 3 Unrateds. JUNIOR HIGH CHAMPIONSHIP - SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014 3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/12/98 and also in grade 9 or below: 1. Junior High Varsity, open to all. EF: $52.60 per player postmarked by 12/20/13. 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: $52.50 postmarked by 12/20/13. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools and the top 3 Unrated players. 3. Junior High Novice, for Under 700 or Unrated. EF: $52.40 postmarked by 12/20/13. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top 3 unrateds.
ELEMENTARY CHAMPIONSHIP - SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014 3 separate sections, open to grades K-6, and also born after 1/12/01. 1. Elementary Varsity, open to all. EF: $53.30 per player postmarked by 12/20/13. 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: $53.20 mailed by 12/20/13. 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: $53.10 mailed by 12/20/13. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, and the 3 top-scoring Unrated players.
HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP - SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014
Now With Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes!
3 separate sections, open to all in grades K-12, and also born after 1/12/94. 1. High School Varsity, open to all. EF: $52.30 per player postmarked by 12/20/13. 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: $52.20 postmarked by 12/20/13. 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: $52.10 postmarked by 12/20/13. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, and top 3-scoring Unrateds.
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 U2000; teams must declare by 12 pm):
Top 3 Mixed Doubles Teams win up to 12 weeks free
*** Any player who scores 4 or more points and doesn't win a trophy will receive a medal! ***
Official USCF JANUARY 2014 RATINGS will be used for this tournament. However, Unofficial ratings at uschess.org will usually be used for players who would otherwise be unrated on the USCF Official January 2014 Rating List.
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 (effective 1/1/2014-- NO MAGAZINE). or $8 extra per player age 12/below (effective 1/1/2014-- NO 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-- $15 extra may be charged to change sections. Make checks for entry fees + all USCF dues (1 check for total amount) payable and mail by 12/20/13 to:
CHESS CENTER OF NEW YORK, PO Box 4615, New Windsor, NY 12553
All entry fees $7 extra per player postmarked December 21-27th
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL ANYTHING AFTER DECEMBER 27th!
ALL ENTRY FEES $5 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 might not be refunded by USCF. On-Site Entry Fee: $75 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: www.gnyscc.com
THIS TOURNAMENT WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION.