Saturday - Sunday, June 13 - 14  (or Sunday, June 14),  2009:

14th Annual
 New York Junior Chess Championship!

     Five-Round, Swiss-System Chess Tournament (5 games, no elimination), 90 minutes per player,  (GAME/90),
open to all born after 6/1/89, 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.

$$ 2,250 prize fund,  based on 150 total paid entries:  a minimum of half of each prize is Guaranteed!

Three separate sections!

1. Open Section (open to all).
1st -
$400, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $120,
Top-scoring player rated Under 2000: $110,
Top-scoring player rated Under 1800:

2. Under 1600 Section (open to players rated Under 1600, or Unrateds).
1st -
$300, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $110,
Top-scoring player rated Under 1400: $100
($100 prize limit to Unrateds).

3. Under 1200 Section (open to players rated Under 1200, or Unrateds).
1st -
$300, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $110,
Top-scoring player rated Under 1000: $100
($50 prize limit to Unrateds).
Special plaques also awarded to the top two Under 1200 scorers in each grade: K thru 4!

     All:  trophies awarded to the five top scorers in each section, and free entry to all Chess Center tournaments thru 9/1/09 to the top 3 scorers in each section--  a savings of hundreds of dollars in future entry fees!!


Two separate playing options.

Two-Day Schedule, on-site registration ends Saturday 9:30 am.
Round times: Saturday 10:00 am, 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm; Sunday 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm.

One-Day Schedule,
on-site registration ends Sunday 8:30 am.
Round times: Sunday 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12 Noon, 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm (Rounds 1-3 of the One-Day Schedule only are Game/30); both schedules merge for Round 4 Sunday.



        ENTRY FEE IS $20 LESS  TO PLAYERS WHO ENTER BOTH the 1-Day Schedule of the Greater New York Junior Championship on  Sunday, June 14th  AND  the New Yorker June Game/50 Open,  Saturday June 13th at 11 am, with $2,200 GUARANTEED PRIZES   in 2 sections:  1. Open Section and 2. Under 1800 Section!


     On-site registration is only for players who have not registered in advance! Players who have already registered in advance DO NOT also need to register on site-- just be at the tournament in time for your first game!

 Limit of 2 byes, must commit before round 2. Re-entry: $30, counts half.

 Official June 2009 USCF ratings (and CCA minimum ratings, if any) used.  Current U.S. Chess Federation membership is required to participate (in any USCF-rated tournament), and membership dues may be paid when registering for tournament.

     There is a $10 charge for each player entry fee refund until at least 30 minutes before game time.  USCF Membership dues are forwarded to the USCF-- membership dues are not refundable.

     To withdraw from the tournament thru June 11, email us at,  or call us at 845-569-9969.

     After June 11, 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).


Bring sets, clocks, boards-- none are supplied!
(A Large Selection of Chess Sets, Books and Equipment will be on sale at the tournament!)



The Greater New York Bughouse Championship: Saturday 8 pm!