May 27-30,   28-30  or  29-30,  2011

Memorial Day Weekend  -  New York City

The New Yorker Open!

 

      Seven-Round, Swiss-System Chess Tournament (7 games, no elimination),  40 moves in 2/hours, then Sudden Death/1 hour (3-day option, Rounds 1-2 Game/75; 2-Day Option, Rounds 1-4 Game/50) , in the beautifully remodeled and well-lighted 3rd Floor Conference Center and Grand Ballroom of the The New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue at 34th Street, across the street from Penn Station (near 33rd Street PATH trains), New York City!

 

 

$10,000 Prize Fund, proportioned on 250 paid entries
(Under 1200 Section entries, Unrateds in Under 1600 Section and re-entries all count half)--
minimum $5,000 (half of each prize) Guaranteed !
 

 

In 5 separate sections  (you face players only in your section)!


 

1. Open Section (open to all).   FIDE-Rated.   30 Grand Prix Points!
1st - $1,200  2nd - $600  3rd - $300   4th - $200

2. Under 2400 Section (open to players rated Under 2400, or Unrated players).  FIDE-Rated.
1st - $1,000  2nd - $500  3rd - $250   4th - $150


Top-Scoring Player rated Under 2200: $400,
2nd Place, rated
Under 2200: $200 

 

3. Under 2000 Section (open to players rated Under 2000, or Unrated players).
1st - $1,000  2nd - $500  3rd - $250   4th - $150  ($300 prize limit to Unrated players).


Top-Scoring Player rated Under 1800: $400,
2nd Place, rated
Under 1800: $200 



4. Under 1600 Section (open to players rated Under 1600, or Unrated players).
1st - $850  2nd - $400  3rd - $200   4th - $100  ($200 prize limit to Unrated players).


Top-Scoring Player rated Under 1400: $300,
2nd Place, rated
Under 1400: $150 


 

5. Under 1200 Section (open to players rated Under 1200, or Unrated players).
1st - $400  2nd - $200  3rd - $100  ($100 prize limit to Unrated players).


 

Three separate playing options.

Four-Day Schedule (all 7 games are 40/2, then Sudden Death/1),  on-site registration ends Friday 6:00 pm.
Round times:  Friday 7:00 pm;  Saturday 11 am,  6 pm;  Sunday 11 am, 6 pm;  Monday 10 am, 4:30 pm.


Three-Day Schedule (Rounds 1-2 are Game/75),  on-site registration ends Saturday 10:00 am.
Round times:  Saturday 11 am,  2:30 pm, 6 pm;  Sunday 11 am, 6 pm;  Monday 10 am, 4:30 pm.
 

Two-Day Schedule (Rounds 1-4 are Game/50),  on-site registration ends Sunday 9:30 am.
Round times:  Sunday 10 am, 12 pm,  2 pm,  4 pm,  6 pm;  Monday 10 am, 4:30 pm. 

all schedules merge and compete for the same prizes within each section.



   
Mail entry fee:
 4-day schedule $99,  3-day schedule $98,  2-day schedule $97 per player, if postmarked by 5/19/11.

      Mail entries (use our mail registration form, or else just list player(s)' name, USCF ID#/expiration, May rating, address, schedule and section)  by 5/19/11 (and make checks payable) to:
 
   Chess Center of New York,  P.O. Box 4615,  New Windsor, NY 12553

     DO NOT MAIL ENTRIES AFTER MAY 19th!


 

        Click here to enter online thru May 24th:  $100.

 

      Phone entries: $110 per player thru 5/24: 845-569-9969 (entries or questions), or 406-896-2191 (credit card entries only, no questions).
 

      THE ON-SITE ENTRY FEE IS $120 PER PLAYER  (no checks at site, credit cards OK).

 

     Entry fee discounts:  $60 less to all players in the Under 1200 Section or Unrated players in the Under 1600 Section (only players with 3 games or less are unrated) $20 less to players rated Under 1400 in the Under 1600 Section, GMs free ($80 from prize),  free to specified Greater New York Scholastic Prizewinners!
 

    $10 Rebate to all current members of the World-Famous Marshall Chess Club (must show valid Marshall Club Membership card to TD to receive $10 rebate)!  Note: this tournament is not affiliated with the Marshall Chess Club; the $10 discount is in recognition of the happy times with our friends at the Club!
 

     Hotel rates: $229 for room with Queen bed, subject to availability thru May 13th:  call 212-971-0101, ask for chess rates.

     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!

      Half-point byes:  limit of 3; Open Section must commit before Round 2, other sections commit before Round 4.  Re-entry: $70.

      Official May 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 $15 service charge for each player entry fee refund until at least one hour before game time.  USCF Membership dues are forwarded to the USCF-- membership dues are not refundable.

      Questions: email us at chesscentr@aol.com,  or call us at 845-569-9969.

       To withdraw from the tournament thru May 26, email us at chesscentr@aol.com,  or call us at 845-569-9969.

     After May 26, 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 one hour notice that they will not be coming (resulting in a "no show" forfeit loss).

      Advance entries will be posted at our website at www.chesscenter.cc by May 26th.

 

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

 

 

 

NEW YORKER OPEN SIDE EVENTS!
 

 

    FRIDAY MAY 27th        -        NEW YORKER RATED BEGINNERS' OPEN!

      4-Rounds, Swiss-System, 30 minutes per player (Game/30), open to players rated Under 1200 or not yet rated in any country.  Entry Fee: $30,  free if (re-)joining USCF with magazine at tournament, free if also entering the New Yorker Open (3-Day or 2-Day Schedule), free to specified Greater New York Scholastic prizewinners!  

$$220 prize fund, based on 20 paid entries:  $120-60-40.

       Register at-site only, at the New Yorker Hotel (corner of 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, New York City), before 6:30 pm.  Round times: 7:00-8:15-9:30-10:45 pm. Up to two half-point byes allowed (must commit by 8:15 pm).

 


 

    FRIDAY MAY 27th      -         "POINT ME" TO THE NEW YORKER!

      3-Rounds, Swiss-System, 30 minutes per player (Game/30).  Entry Fee: only $20,  free to specified Greater New York Scholastic prizewinners!  

       Each player who scores 3 points wins $40!  Each player who scores 2 points wins $20!  Each player who scores 2 points wins $10!

       Register at-site only, at the New Yorker Hotel (corner of 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, New York City), before 7:00 pm.  Round times: 7:30-8:30-9:30 pm.

 

 

    SUNDAY MAY 29th      -         NEW YORKER  OPEN BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP!

    5-Double-Round Swiss-System (10 games, 1 with White and 1 with Black each round), 5 minutes per player (Game/5)!   Entry Fee: $40,  $20 if rated Under 1800, GMs free ($25 from prize),   free to specified Greater New York Scholastic prizewinners!
 

$$1,000 prize fund,  based on 40 paid entries (Under 1800 count half),  

  $300-200-100   (TOP 3 PRIZES GUARANTEED!)

 
Top-Scorer Rated Under 2400 (or Unrated) -  $150

  Top-Scorer Rated Under 2200 -  $130

  Top-Scorer Rated Under 2000 -  $120

 

       Register at-site only, at the New Yorker Hotel (corner of 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, New York City), between 7 pm - 10 pm Sunday night.  Round times: 10:15-11-11:30-12-12:30 am.  Byes OK Rounds 1-2 (limit one bye if Under 2000).   Quick-rated, but prizes and pairings based on higher of Regular or Quick rating.   10 Grand Prix Points!

 

 

 

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