Our LAST Thursday Night Tournament Scheduled At The New Yorker Hotel (Special Grand Prix Edition With Masters' Section and Special Valentine's Day Mixed Doubles Prizes) Plus 5 pm Rohde/Bonin Chess Class!
Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 11:55 PM (EST)
Putting Theory Into Practice!
We are pleased to offer a NEW Chess Class at 5:00 pm on Thursdays, taught by either Grandmaster Michael Rohde, former U.S. Open Champion and multiple Brilliancy Prize Winner In the U.S. Championships, or by International Master Jay Bonin, the USCF's Most Active Player!!
Each one-hour class is only $25 (only $20 if Under age 18), payable in advance (see below), or at the hotel, and if you stay for America's Longest-Running Action Chess Tournament (see below)-- at 7 pm, you get $5 off the entry fee!
This Thursday, February 14th, 2013
New York City
Special Valentine's Day Edition Of
The New Yorker Masters!!
OUR FINAL THURSDAY NIGHT TOURNAMENT
SCHEDULED AT THE NEW YORKER HOTEL!
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 historic New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue at 34th Street, across the street from Penn Station (near 33rd Street PATH trains), New York City!
IF YOU CAN'T ENTER ONLINE YOU CAN ENTER AT THE HOTEL, AT LEAST 20 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR GAME!
$$1,250 PRIZE FUND,
proportioned on 40 total paid entries--
a minimum of half each prize is Guaranteed!
In 3 separate sections
1. Masters' Section 10 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 our January 31st Grand Prix!
1st - $400 2nd - $200 3rd - $100
Top-Scoring Player rated Under 2400: $150
2. Under 2200 Section
1st - $100 2nd - $60 3rd - $40
Top-Scoring Player rated Under 1800: $50
3. Under 1200 Section
Trophies To Top Three!
NEW!! Valentine's Day
Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes!
1st Team $100!
2nd Team $50!
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 final Thursday Night Action tournament
scheduled at the New Yorker Hotel
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-SITE until 20 minutes before your game, or ON-LINE HERE UNTIL 6 pm THURSDAY: $40 per player (Masters' Section), or $30 per player (Under 2200 Section)-- FREE ENTRY TO PLAYERS IN THE UNDER 1200 SECTION!
After 6 pm, enter on-site at the New Yorker Hotel only-- at least 20 minutes before your game. .
Entry fee discounts!
$10 less to everyone who has played in at least ten or more "4 Rated Games Tonight!" Thursday Night Action tournaments! To apply the $10 discont online, type "VERYGOODCUSTOMER" (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").
$5 LESS to attendees of the 5:00 pm Thursday Rohde/Bonin Chess Class! To apply the $10 discount online, type "ROHDEBONIN" (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 the player returning after the longest lapse since last tournament, 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 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 email@example.com, or call us at 347-201-CCNY (2269).
To withdraw from the tournament thru 6 pm, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 201-347-CCNY (-2269).
After 6 pm, call 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!