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/45)
plus 5-second delay per player for all time controls, in the
magnificent Grand Ballroom (as well as
additional rooms) of the historic
New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue at 34th Street, across
the street from Penn Station (near 33rd Street PATH trains), New York City!
Spot Guide To Street Parking In Midtown Manhattan: You choose location,
time and duration
(for example, 481 Eighth Avenue, 6 pm Thursdays for six hours)
FREE ANALYSIS OF YOUR GAMES
Open Champion Grandmaster Michael Rohde
USCF's Most Active Player, International Master Jay Bonin!
DIGITAL CLOCK SETTING SEMINAR:
Saturday May 26th -- 5:00 pm
By International Arbiter and National Tournament Director Carol Jarecki
(for players too embarrassed to ask the Tournament
Director to set their clocks,
and for Tournament Directors too embarrassed to admit they can't)!
$10,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND!!
In 5 separate
(you face players only in your section)!
1. Open Section (open to all).
1st - $1,000 2nd - $500 3rd - $300 4th - $150
Top-Scoring Player rated
Under 2450: $450,
2nd Place, rated Under 2450: $250
2. Under 2300 Section (open to players rated Under 2300, or Unrated players). FIDE-Rated.
1st - $800 2nd - $400 3rd - $200 4th - $100
Top-Scoring Player rated Under 2150: $350,
2nd Place, rated Under 2150: $150
Under 2000 Section (open to players rated Under
2000, or Unrated players).
1st - $800 2nd - $400 3rd - $200 4th - $100 ($300 prize limit to Unrated players).
Top-Scoring Player rated Under 1800: $350,
2nd Place, rated Under 1800: $150
Under 1600 Section (open to players rated Under
1600, or Unrated players).
1st - $700 2nd - $350 3rd - $200 4th - $100 ($200 prize limit to Unrated players).
Top-Scoring Player rated Under 1400: $250,
2nd Place, rated Under 1400: $150
Under 1200 Section (open to players rated Under
1200, or Unrated players).
1st - $400 2nd - $200 3rd - $100 ($100 prize limit to Unrated players).
Plus Under 1200 Section Trophies Also Awarded To:
The Top-Scoring Player Rated Under 1000,
The Top-Scoring Player Rated Under 800,
The Top-Scoring Player Rated Under 600,
Top-Scoring Unrated Player!
NEW!! Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes!!
1st Team $500 2nd Team $250 3rd Team $150
NOT NEED TO BE ON A TEAM TO PLAY
IN THE TOURNAMENT!
The Mixed Doubles Prizes are special
Bonus Prizes-- JUST for the Mixed Doubles Teams!!
Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes awarded to the three
top-scoring male/female teams in all sections,
but the average rating of the two players must be Under 2200!
Teammates may play
in different sections-- no age restrictions!
Father/daughter, brother/sister, wife/husband,
aunt/nephew, friend/friend teams--
all are welcome!!
Mixed Doubles Team possibilities are limited only
by your imagination (but sorry, no pets)!
Mixed Doubles Teams must declare by Round 4 (teammate pairings
will be avoided but are possible).
Except For Both Players' Entry Fees, THERE IS NO EXTRA CHARGE TO ALSO REGISTER AS A MIXED DOUBLES TEAM!
This is the first major tournament ever to award Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes!
DOUBLE YOUR FUN AND BE PART OF CHESS HISTORY!!
Three separate playing options!
(all 7 games are 40/2, then Sudden Death/1 plus 5-second delay),
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 plus 5-second delay), 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.
(Rounds 1-4 are Game/45 plus 5-second delay),
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 $104, 3-day schedule $103, 2-day schedule $102 per player, if postmarked by 5/18/12.
our mail registration form, or else just list player(s)' name, USCF
ID#/expiration, May rating, address, schedule
by 5/18/12 (and make checks payable) to:
Chess Center of New York, P.O. Box 4615, New Windsor, NY 12553
DO NOT MAIL ENTRIES AFTER MAY 18th!
here to enter online thru May 23rd: $100.
$110 per player thru 5/23: 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:
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),
less to players rated Under 1400 in the
Under 1600 Section, GMs free ($90 from prize), free to specified
Greater New York Scholastic Prizewinners!
Hotel rates: subject to availability thru May 14th: call 212-971-0101, ask for the Chess rates.
On-site registration is
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 (except no re-entry from Open Section to Open Section).
Official May USCF ratings (and CCA minimum ratings, if any) used, except unoffical ratings at uschess.org are usually used for players who would otherwise be unrated. 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.
Prize Limit $450
for players with
any unofficial post-tournament rating at uschess.org after April 6, 2012
over 30 points over section limit (balance of all limited prizes goes to next
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.
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 845-569-9969.
To withdraw from the tournament thru May 24, email us at email@example.com, or call us at 845-569-9969.
After May 24, 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).
will be posted at our website at
www.chesscenter.cc by May 24th.
Chief TD: Steve Immitt, IO, NTD, FA.
none are supplied!
(A Large Selection of Chess Sets, Books and Equipment will be on sale at the tournament!)
NEW YORKER OPEN SIDE
FRIDAY MAY 25th - NEW YORKER RATED BEGINNERS' OPEN!
4-Rounds, Swiss-System, dual-rated: rated in both the USCF's regular (slow) rating system and in the Quick Chess Rating System! The time control, if either player has a time-delay clock, is 25 minutes per player, plus 5-second delay (G/25, d5). If neither player has a time delay clock, the time control is 30 minutes per player (Game/30, d/0).
This tournament is open to players rated Under 1200 or players who are not yet rated in any country! Entry Fee: $30, free if joining or 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!
$$220 prize fund, based on 20 paid entries: 1st - $120 2nd - $60 3rd - $40.
at-site only, at the historic
Yorker Hotel (corner of 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, New York City)
before 6:30 pm.
Round times: 7:00-8:15-9:30-10:45 pm. Up to two half-point byes allowed (must commit by 8:15 pm).
FRIDAY MAY 25th - "POINT ME" TO THE NEW YORKER!
3-Rounds, Swiss-System, dual-rated: rated in both the USCF's regular (slow) rating system and in the Quick Chess Rating System! The time control, if either player has a time-delay clock, is 25 minutes per player, plus 5-second delay (G/25, d5). If neither player has a time delay clock, the time control is 30 minutes per player (Game/30, d/0).
Entry Fee: only $20, free to specified Greater New York Scholastic prizewinners!
Each player who scores 3 points wins $40! Each player who scores 2½ points wins $20! Each player who scores 2 points wins $10!
at-site only, at the historic
Yorker Hotel (corner of 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, New York City),
before 7:00 pm.
Round times: 7:30-8:30-9:30 pm.
SATURDAY MAY 26th - NEW YORKER DIGITAL CLOCK SEMINAR!
For players too embarrassed to ask the Tournament Director how to set their clocks-- and for Tournament Directors too embarrassed to admit they can't.
Instructor: International Arbiter and National Tournament Director Carol Jarecki.
Yorker Hotel (corner of 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, New York City) 5:00 - 5:30 pm.
FREE and open to the public!
SUNDAY MAY 27th - Second Annual NEW YORKER OPEN BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP!
5-Double-Round Swiss-System (10 games, 1 with White and 1 with
Black each round), 5 minutes per player (Game/5)!
Entry Fee: $40, $20 if rated Under 1800, GMs free ($25 from prize), free to specified Greater New York Scholastic prizewinners!
$$1,000 prize fund, based on 40 paid entries (Under 1800 count half),
(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, at the historic 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.
UNADVERTISED BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP
SPECIAL EARLY ENTRY FEE:
Only $19 online until May 23rd!
Byes OK Rounds 1-2 (limit one bye if Under 2000). Quick-rated (will not affect your Regular Rating, only your USCF Quick Rating), but prizes and pairings based on higher of Regular or Quick rating. CCA Minimum Ratings may be used at TD's discretion. 15 Grand Prix Points!