May 24-27,   25-27  or  26-27,  2013

Memorial Day Weekend  -  New York City

The Third Annual New Yorker Open!

 

       Seven-Round, Swiss-System Chess Tournament (7 games, no elimination).

Open Section time control (4-Day Schedule): 40/110, SD/30 + 10-second delay (non-delay clocks: 40/110, SD/35);
Under 2000 and Under 1600 Sections time control (4-Day Schedule):  30/90, SD/1 + 5-second delay.

All sections: 3-Day Option, Rounds 1-2,  Game/75 + 5-second delay, then the same as the 4-Day Schedule.

2-Day Option is only for the Under 2000 and the Under 1600 Sections: there is no 2-Day Open.
2-Day Under 2000 and Under 1600 Sections,  Rounds 1-4, Game/45 + 5-second delay, then the same as the 4-Day Schedule.

 

Tournament Site: 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
)

 

 

 

 

$2,500  GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND!!
 

 

In 3 separate sections  (you face players only in your section)!
 


 

1. Open Section (open to all).   FIDE-Rated.
 
   20 Enhanced Grand Prix Points!
1st - $400  2nd - $200  3rd - $100   4th - $50
 

Top-Scoring Player rated Under 2200: $200


2. Under 2000 Section (open to players rated Under 2000, or Unrated players).
1st - $300  2nd - $150  3rd - $70  ($200 prize limit to Unrated players).


Top-Scoring Player rated Under 1800: $160


 

 

3. Under 1600 Section (open to players rated Under 1600, or Unrated players).
1st - $250  2nd - $120  3rd - $60  ($100 prize limit to Unrated players).


Top-Scoring Player rated Under 1400: $140

 


 


 

Plus Under 1600 Section Trophies Also Awarded To:

The Three Top-Scoring Players,

The Top-Scoring Player Rated Under 1200,

The Top-Scoring Player Rated Under 1000,

And The Top-Scoring Unrated Player!
 

 

 

 

 

NEW!!   Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes!!

 

1st Team $200    2nd Team $100  


 

 

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 before both players have played 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 our annual Memorial Day Weekend tournament with
 Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes!

 

DOUBLE YOUR FUN AND BE PART OF CHESS HISTORY!!

 

 

 

 

 

Three separate playing options!
 

Four-Day Schedule (Open Section: all 7 games are 40/110, SD/30 + 10-second delay (non-delay clocks: 40/110, SD/35;  Under 2000 and Under 1600 Sections: all 7 games are 30/90, then Sudden Death/1 plus 5-second delay).  On-site late registration ends Friday 6:00 pm.
Round times:  Friday 7:00 pm;  Saturday 12 pm,  6 pm;  Sunday 12 pm, 6 pm;  Monday 10 am, 3:30 pm.


Three-Day Schedule (Rounds 1-2 are Game/75 plus 5-second delay),  on-site late registration ends Saturday 10:00 am.
Round times:  Saturday 11 am,  2:30 pm, 6 pm;  Sunday 12 am, 6 pm;  Monday 10 am, 3:30 pm.


 

Two-Day Schedule (Only for Under 2000 and Under 1600 Sections-- THERE IS NO 2-DAY OPEN), Rounds 1-4 are Game/45 plus 5-second delay),  on-site late registration ends Sunday 9:30 am.
Round times:  Sunday 10 am, 12 pm,  2 pm,  4 pm,  6 pm;  Monday 10 am, 3:30 pm. 
 

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



   
Mail entry fee:
 4-day schedule $79,  3-day schedule $78,  2-day schedule $77 per player, if postmarked by 5/17/13.

      Mail entries (use our mail registration form, or else just list player(s)' name, USCF ID#/expiration, May rating, address, schedule and section)  by 5/17/13 (and make checks payable) to:
 
   Chess Center of New York,  P.O. Box 4615,  New Windsor, NY 12553

     DO NOT MAIL ENTRIES AFTER MAY 17th!


 

Click Here To Register On-Line Thru 5/22 For $75!
Then, Under "Advance Tournament Search" Type The Key Words:  New Yorker  (Then Click On "Buy One Now")

After May 22, Enter Online for $90, at least 90 minutes before game!
 

To report problems with online registration, please email
admin@onlineregistration.cc with a copy to chesscentr@gmail.com
 

      If you enter online, you will see the charge listed as TECHNOSYS, IES on your credit card statement.
 

      Phone entries: $80 per player thru 5/22: 347-201-CCNY (2269), or 406-896-2191 (credit card entries only, no questions).
 

      THE ON-SITE ENTRY FEE IS $90 PER PLAYER  (no checks at site, credit cards OK).

 

     Entry fee discounts on above amounts:  $40 less to all Unrated players in the Under 1600 Section (only players with 3 games or less are unrated),  $5 less (by mail or online) to current NY State Chess Association (NYSCA) members:  (NYSCA is NOT the same as the USCF!),

Join NYSCA when registering to take this $5 discount! The Continental Chess Association also offers a $5 discount to its NY tournaments for NYSCA members as well!
Join America's oldest state chess association, and support Chess in NY State!

GMs free ($60 from prize),  free to specified Greater New York Scholastic Prizewinners!
 

     Hotel sleeping room reservations:  call 212-971-0101.
 

     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: $50 (except no re-entry from Open Section to Open Section).

      Official May USCF ratings used (and CCA minimum ratings, if any, may be used);
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.
          

     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@gmail.com,  or call us at 347-201-CCNY (2269).

       To withdraw from the tournament thru May 23, email us at chesscentr@gmail.com,  or call us at 347-201-CCNY (2269).

     After May 23, call 347-201-CCNY (2269), or 212-971-0101 and speak to the Tournament Director-- PLEASE 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 are posted at: www.onlineregistration.cc .
 

       Chief TD Steve Immitt, IO, NTD, FA.

 

 

Bring sets, clocks, boards!

(Chess Sets, Books and Equipment will be on sale at the tournament on Monday!)

 

 

 

 

NEW YORKER OPEN SIDE EVENTS!
 

 

    FRIDAY MAY 24th        -        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 30 minutes per player, plus 5-second delay (G/30, 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: $20,  free if joining or re-joining USCF with magazine at tournament,  free if also entering the New Yorker Open (4-Schedule with Round 1 bye, or the 3-Day or 2-Day Schedule),  free to specified Greater New York Scholastic prizewinners!  

Trophies awarded to the three top-scoring players!

 

       Register at-site only, at the historic New Yorker Hotel (SW 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 24th      -         "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 30 minutes per player, plus 5-second delay (G/30, 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 (SW 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 26th      -    Third 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, d/0)!
     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),
( A MINIMUM OF HALF EACH PRIZE IS GUARANTEED!) 

  $300-200-100   

 
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 (SW corner of 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, New York City) between 7 pm - 9 pm Sunday night.  Round times: 9:15-10-10:30-11-11:30 pm.

       Byes OK Rounds 1-2 (limit one bye if Under 2000).  USCF Blitz-rated  (will not affect your Regular Rating, only your USCF Blitz Rating), but prizes and pairings based on higher of Regular or Blitz or Quick ratings. CCA Minimum Ratings may be used at TD's discretion.
10 Enhanced Grand Prix Points!


 

MONDAY MAY 27th      -         FREE LECTURE!!   

by

USCF's Most Active Player, International Master Jay Bonin

       Entry Fee:  free!      9:00 am.

 

 

 

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