5-Round, Swiss-System Chess Tournament, 50 minutes per player (Game/50), in the beautifully remodeled and well-lighted 3rd Floor Conference Center, New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue at 34th Street, across from Penn Station (near 33rd Street PATH trains), New York City: 212-971-0101.
1. Open Section (open to all). 30 Grand Prix Points!
1st - $500, 2nd - $250, 3rd - $100,
Top-scoring player rated Under 2400 (or Unrated): $160,
Top-scoring player rated Under 2200: $150,
Top-scoring player rated Under 2000: $140
2. Under 1800 Section (open to players rated Under 1800, or Unrateds).
1st - $400, 2nd - $200,
Top-scoring player rated Under 1600: $105,
Top-scoring player rated Under 1400: $95
($100 prize limit to Unrateds).
On-site registration ends 10:30 am Saturday.
Round times: 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm.
On-site registration is only for players who have not registered in advance! Players who have already registered in advance DO NOT also register on site-- just be at the tournament in time for your first game! Limit of 2 byes, must commit before 1:30 pm. Re-entry: $30. Official June USCF ratings (and CCA minimum ratings, if any) used.
THE ON-SITE ENTRY FEE
IS $65 PER PLAYER.
Entry fee discounts: $20 less to unrated players (only players with 3 games or less are unrated), $20 less to rated players who also enter the NY Junior Championship (1-Day Schedule) on Sunday June 18; GMs free ($30 from prize).
entries received thru June 14 are now posted here.
There is a $5 charge for each refund requested after 8 pm June 14, at least 30 minutes before game time.
To withdraw from the tournament thru June 15, call 845-569-9969, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After June 15, call 845-569-9969, or 212-971-0101 and speak to the Tournament Director-- DO NOT LEAVE ANY MESSAGES WITH THE HOTEL SWITCHBOARD, as these are unlikely to be received in time to prevent you from losing on forfeit!). No refunds for players who do not show up for their tournament game and do not provide the Tournament Director with at least 30 minutes notice that they will not be coming (resulting in a "no show" forfeit loss).
clocks, boards-- none are supplied!
(A Large Selection of Chess Sets, Books and Equipment will be on sale at the tournament!)
AND DON'T MISS