This Thursday, May 31, 2012
New York City
The First New Yorker Masters!!
Four-Round, Swiss-System Chess Tournament (no elimination), Game/25 minutes plus 5-second time-delay per player, per move (30 minutes per player if not using a delay clock), in the Third Floor Conference Center 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!
$$1,500 GUARANTEED PRIZES!
In 2 separate sections
1. Masters' Section 20 Grand Prix Points!
Open to all players currently or formerly rated over 2199 USCF or FIDE, as well as anyone who scored 2½ points or more in any "4 Rated Games Tonight!" Action Tournament since January 2011!
1st - $400 2nd - $200 3rd - $100
Top-Scoring Player rated Under 2400: $150
2. Under 2200 Section
1st - $200 2nd - $100
Top-Scoring Player rated Under 1800: $100
NEW!! Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes!
1st Team $150 2nd Team $100
Bonus Prizes awarded to the two 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, friend/friend teams welcome--
team possibilities are limited only by your imagination
(sorry, no pets)!
Teams must declare by Round 2 (teammate pairings will be avoided but are possible).
THERE IS NO EXTRA CHARGE TO ALSO REGISTER AS A MIXED DOUBLES TEAM!
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!!
This is the first Thursday Night Action tournament ever
to award Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes--
DOUBLE YOUR FUN AND BE PART OF CHESS HISTORY!
Two separate playing options!
7:00 PM Schedule: all 4 games are Game/25 + 5-second-delay (delay clocks) or Game/30 + 0-second delay (non-delay clocks). On-site registration ends Thursday 6:45 pm.
Round times: Thursday 7:00 pm, 8:15 pm, 9:30 pm and 10:45 pm.
7:30 PM Schedule (Round 1 only is Quick-rated (Game/15 (plus 3-second delay), and then your score in Round 1 carries over into Round 2 of the 7:30 PM Schedule, at 8:15 pm! On-site registration ends 7:15 pm.
Both schedules merge and compete for the same prizes within each 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!
ENTER ON-LINE HERE UNTIL 5:30 pm Thursday: $40 per player (Masters' Section), or $30 per player (Under 2200 Section).
After 5:30 pm, enter on-site at the New Yorker Hotel only. .
Entry fee discounts: $5 less to everyone who has played in at least four or more "4 Rated Games Tonight!" Thursday Night Action tournaments since January 2011! To apply the $5 discont online, type "GOODCUSTOMER" (all caps, no spaces) where it says "Promotional Code" in blue letters, near the bottom right-hand side of the ticket page, right above where it says "ORDER").
GMs free ($25 from prize), free to specified Greater New York Scholastic Prizewinners!
Half-point byes: limit of 2; commit before 8:15 pm (limit of one bye towards class prize). Re-entry: half price!
Official May USCF ratings (and CCA minimum ratings, if any) used, except unoffical ratings at uschess.org 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.
USCF Membership dues are forwarded to the USCF-- membership dues are not refundable.
Questions: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 845-569-9969.
To withdraw from the tournament thru 6 pm, email us at email@example.com, or call us at 845-569-9969.
After 6 pm, 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).
Chief TD: Steve Immitt, IO, NTD, FA
A limited number of sets, delay clocks and boards is supplied!
When & Where
Chess Center of New York
America's Strongest Juniors, Tournament Players and Beginners!