NOTE IMPORTANT CHANGES!

     In 14 sections! Each section has its own age, grade and rating requirements (the five Championship sections are open to all who are under grade and age limits; unrateds are allowed in all sections).

     The five Championship sections are each 2 days (High School Championship, Junior High Championship, Elementary Championship, Primary Championship and K1 Championship): 6-rounds, 60 minutes each player with 10-second delay each move (G/60, d/10).  Game times: Saturday 10 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:45 pm.  Championship Awards Ceremony: about 5:30 pm Sunday.

    The nine non-Championship sections are each 1-day, 5-rounds, 30 minutes each player with 5-second delay each move (5-SS, G/30, d5).

Important Note

     Playing both Saturday and Sunday, at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm Saturday and 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:45 pm Sunday are:

     High School Championship

     Junior High Championship

     Elementary Championship

     Primary Championship

     K1 Championship

     Awards Ceremonies about 5:30 pm Sunday

     Playing only on Saturday this year, at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00pm and 4:30 pm.are:

     High School Under 1900

     High School Under 1200

     Elementary Under 1500

     Elementary Under 1100

     Elementary Under 700

     Awards Ceremonies about 6 pm Saturday.

    Now playing only on Sunday with earlier starting times at  9:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm Sunday are: 

    Junior High Under 1300

    Primary Under 1000

    Primary Under 600

    K1 Under 400

    Awards Ceremonies about 5 pm Sunday.

    Online entries at www.gnyscc.com:

        1-Day (Non-Championship Sections):    $65 thru Dec. 21, 2018;  $75 Dec. 22-28;  $85 Dec. 29, 2018 - Jan. 3, 2019, online at www.gnyscc.com .

        2-Day (Championship Sections):   
        $75 thru Dec. 21, 2018;  $85 Dec. 22-28;  $95 Dec. 29, 2018 - Jan. 3, 2019, online at www.gnyscc.com

    Assistance is available for group entries of 5 or more players using our registration program:  please email director@gnyscc.com for more information!

    Online entry fees are only for online entries at www.gnyscc.com, NOT FOR EMAIL ENTRIES.
 

    Each section has its own age, grade and rating requirements (the five Championship sections are open to all who are under grade and age limits; unrateds are allowed in all sections).

Both K-1 sections are open to grade 1/below born after 1/6/11.

    1. K-1  Under 400 (Sunday), Entry Fee:  $71.20 per player postmarked by 12/14/18.

    2. K-1 Championship (Saturday-Sunday), Entry Fee:  $81.30 postmarked by 12/14/18.

All 3 Primary sections are open to grades 3/below born after 1/6/09.

    3. Primary Under 600 (Sunday), Entry Fee:  $70.10 per player postmarked by 12/14/18.

    4. Primary Under 1000 (Sunday), Entry Fee:  $70.20 postmarked by 12/14/18.

    5. Primary Championship (Saturday-Sunday), Entry Fee:  $80.30 postmarked by 12/14/18.

All 4 Elementary sections are open to grades 6/below born after 1/6/06.

    6. Elementary Under 700 (Saturday), Entry Fee:  $69.10 per player postmarked by 12/14/18.

    7. Elementary Under 1100 (Saturday), Entry Fee:  $69.20 postmarked by 12/14/18.

    8. Elementary Under 1500 (Saturday), Entry Fee:  $69.30 postmarked by 12/14/18.

    9. Elementary Championship (Saturday-Sunday), Entry Fee:  $79.40 postmarked by 12/14/18.

Both Junior High sections are open to grades 9/below born after 1/6/03.

    10. Junior High Under 1300 (Sunday), Entry Fee:  $68.20 per player postmarked by 12/14/18.

     11. Junior High Championship (Saturday-Sunday), Entry Fee:  $78.30 postmarked by 12/14/18.

All 3 High School sections are open to grades 12/below born after 1/6/99.

    12. High School Under 1200 (Saturday), Entry Fee:  $67.10 per player postmarked by 12/14/18.

    13. High School Under 1900 (Saturday), Entry Fee:  $67.20 postmarked by 12/14/18.

    14. High School Championship (Saturday-Sunday), Entry Fee:  $77.30 postmarked by 12/14/18.

      Mailed entries: list each player’s name, rating, USCF ID# and expiration (USCF membership is required of all players; non-USCF members enclose dues in addition to entry fee), school, grade, DOB, address (be sure to specify which section!).  ALSO PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT EMAIL!

    We are using the official USCF January 2019 ratings: http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrLst.php

 (unofficial ratings at uschess.org are usually used for players who would otherwise be unrated on the USCF January 2019 Official Rating List).  The January 2019 Official USCF Rating List should be posted at the USCF website by the fourth week in December or sooner: http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrLst.php .

     Players who enter a section for which their January 2019 rating would make them ineligible will be moved up to the next highest section by rating for their grade division (High School, Junior High, Elementary, Primary, K1).  For example, a player who entered the K1 Under 400 Section (Sunday January 6th) in December and whose January Official Rating is over 399 would be moved to the K1 Championship Section (which runs both Saturday and Sunday).   To move to a different section, please email us at director@gnyscc.com (section switches are subject to a $10 charge per player thru Dec. 28., $20 later).

 

ALL MAILED ENTRY FEES ARE $10 EXTRA PER PLAYER if postmarked 12/15/18-12/21/18!

    USCF Membership is also required. Annual dues,  age 24/ below: Premium Young Adult is $32 extra per player for 12 issues of Chess Life ($35 extra if paid at site) or Regular Young Adult is $26 extra for online membership with no magazine; Age 15/below, Premium Youth is $27 extra for 6 issues of Chess Life  ($30 extra if paid at site) or Regular Youth is $22 extra for online membership with no magazine; Age 12/below, Premium Scholastic is $22 extra for 6 issues of Chess Life For Kids ($25 if paid at site) or Regular Scholastic is $17 for online membership only).  2-Month Membership: $20 extra per player for 1 issue of Chess Life.

 Make all checks payable (1 check for total amount of all entry fees + USCF dues is best) and mail before deadline to:

     Chess Center of NY, PO Box 4615,  New Windsor, NY 12553.

 If it is necessary to confirm receipt of entry, enclose SASE (no confirmations by phone).

  No mail postmarked after 12/21/18!

     Phone entries:  $99 per player by credit card thru 1/1/19, call: 406-896-2191 (24 hours: entries only, no questions).  No team entries by phone.   No confirmations issued for phone entries.

    No phone entries before 12/17/18.   No phone entries after 1/1/19.

          

     On-site entry fee:  $110 per player if paid the day before your game (starting about 8:00 pm Jan. 4), $120 on the day of your event until 60 minutes before your first game.

    All substitutions from advance entry list are charged the on-site entry fee. Section switches are subject to an extra $10 charge per player thru Dec. 28, $20 extra per player afterwards.
 

    Refunds :  There is a  $15 service charge for each player refund (no service charge if entire entry fees are used for 2020 event instead).
 
   REFUNDS MAY TAKE UP TO SIX (6) WEEKS FROM AFTER THE END OF THE TOURNAMENT TO BE PROCESSED.
 
   THE DEADLINE FOR REQUESTING REFUNDS IS
FEBRUARY 18, 2019:  REFUNDS REQUESTED AFTER THIS DATE MIGHT NOT BE PROCESSED!

 

    Questions:  director@gnyscc.com or 347-201-2269 (leave phone message, but email is better). On Jan 4-6 also call Brooklyn Marriott at 718-246-7000, ask for the Chess Tournament.