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 time-delay per player, per move, 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!
FREE ANALYSIS OF YOUR GAMES
By former U.S. Open Champion Grandmaster Michael Rohde
FREE DIGITAL CLOCK SETTING SEMINAR: 5 pm Saturday
By International Arbiter 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 PRIZES!
In 5 separate sections
1. Open Section 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 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
1st - $800 2nd - $400 3rd - $200 4th - $100
($300 prize limit to Unrated players)
Top-Scoring Player rated Under 180: $350,
2nd Place, rated Under 1800:$150
4. Under 1600 Section
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
1st - $400 2nd - $200 3rd - $100
($100 prize limit to Unrated players)
Plus trophies to:
Top Under 1000, Top Under 800, Top Under 600 and Top Unrated!
NEW!! Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes!
1st Team $500 2nd $250 3rd $150
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, friend/friend teams welcome--
team possibilities are limited only by your imagination
(sorry, no pets)!
Teams must declare by Round 4 (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 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.
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 MAY 23rd: $100 per player.
After May 23rd, enter on-site at the New Yorker Hotel only. 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 chess rates.
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 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 player).
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 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).
Advance entries will be posted at our website at www.chesscenter.ccby May 24th.
Chief TD: Steve Immitt, IO, NTD, FA
Bring sets, clocks, boards-- none are supplied!
will be on sale at the tournament!)
When & Where
Chess Center of New York
America's Strongest Juniors, Tournament Players and Beginners!