May 25-28,   26-28  or  27-28,  2012

Memorial Day Weekend  -  New York City

The Second Annual 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/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!
 

 

    Primo 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 

 By

former U.S. Open Champion Grandmaster Michael Rohde
 

and by
 

USCF's Most Active Player, International Master Jay Bonin!

 

 

FREE 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 sections  (you face players only in your section)!
 


 

1. Open Section (open to all).   FIDE-Rated.   60 Grand Prix Points!
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 

 



 

3. 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 



 

 

4. 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 

 

 


 

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).


 

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,

And The Top-Scoring Unrated Player!
 

 

 

 

 

NEW!!   Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes!!

 

1st Team $500    2nd Team $250    3rd Team $150  


 

 

YOU DO 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!
 

Four-Day Schedule (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.


 

Two-Day Schedule (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.

      Mail entries (use our mail registration form, or else just list player(s)' name, USCF ID#/expiration, May rating, address, schedule and section)  by 5/18/12 (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!


 

        Click here to enter online thru May 23rd:  $100.

 

      Phone entries: $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:  $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 ($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 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 (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 eligible players).

 

     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 24, email us at chesscentr@aol.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).

      Advance entries will be posted at our website at www.chesscenter.cc by May 24th.
 

       Chief TD Steve Immitt, IO, NTD, FA.

 

 

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 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.

       Register at-site only, at the historic 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 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 2 points wins $20!  Each player who scores 2 points wins $10!

       Register at-site only, at the historic 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.

 

 

    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.

       At the historic New 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),  

  $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, 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!

 

 

 

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