NOTE IMPORTANT CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS! Beautiful hotel site: NY Marriott Hotel At Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street (near Borough Hall), Brooklyn, NY. Nearby subway stations: Jay Street Metrotech (A, C, F & R trains), Borough Hall (2, 3, 4 & 5 trains). Online entries at www.gnyscc.com: $60 thru 1/20/17, $70 1/21-1/30, $80 1/31-2/2. For details on mail or phone entries see www.gnyscc.com orwww.chesscenter.cc. On-site entry fee: $100 the day before your game (starting 7 pm 2/3), $120 on day of event until 90 minutes before 1st game. In 14 sections! Each section has its own age, grade and rating requirements (Championship sections open to all who are under grade and age limits; unrated allowed all sections). The 5 Championship sections are each 2 days (High School Championship, Junior High Championship, Elementary Championship, Primary Championship and K1 Championship): 6-SS, G/60, d/10. Rounds: 10 am-1-4 pm Sat; 9 am-12-2:45 pm Sun. Awards ceremonies about 5:30 pm Sun. The 9 non-Championship sections are each 1-day, 5-SS, G/30, d5. Important Note: Playing on Saturday this year are: High School Under 1900, High School Under 1200, Elementary Under 1500, Elementary Under 1100, Elementary Under 700: 10 am-12-1:30-3-4:30 pm, Awards about 6 pm. Now playing on Sunday with earlier starting times are: Junior High Under 1300, Primary Under 1000, Primary Under 600 and K1 Under 400: 9-11 am-12:30-2-3:30 pm Sun. Awards about 5 pm. Both K-1 sections open to grade 1/below born after 2/5/09. All 3 Primary sections open to grades 3/below born after 2/5/07. All 4 Elementary sections open to grades 6/below born after 2/5/04. Both Junior High sections open to grades 9/below born after 2/5/01. All 3 High School sections open to grades 12/below born after 2/5/97. Trophies to top 15 in all Championship plus Elementary, Primary and K1 sections; top 10 in each High School and Junior High 1-day section, top 3 U1500 in High School U1900, Top 3 U900/Unr in High School U1200 and Junior High U1300; Top 3 U1300 in Elementary U1500; top 3 U900 in Elementary U1100; top 3 U800 in Primary U1000; top 3 Unr. in Elementary U700, Primary U600 and K1 U400. Trophies also to top 6 teams each section (top 4 scores from same school = team, all on team must attend same school: no combined teams, even if one school “feeds” another). Grade plaques: top 3 Kindergartners in each K1 section, top 3 scorers below 7th Grade in Junior High U1300, Top 3 below 9th grade in High School U1200 (you can win both plaque + trophy). All players scoring 4 or more (5 or more in Championship) who don't win a trophy receive a medal! Speed playoff for 5-0 or 6-0. Individual free entry prizes (each Championship section): Free entry to specified Continental Chess tournaments thru 1/20/18 to 1st, thru 10/10/17 to 2nd, thru 8/20 to 3rd, thru 6/15 to 4th. Individual free entry prizes (each non-Championship section): Free entry to specified Continental Chess tmts. thru 11/15/17 to 1st, thru 8/20 to 2nd, thru 6/15 to 3rd, thru 4/25 to 4th.Team free entry prizes: free entry to specified CCA tmts. thru 8/20/17 to 1st team, thru 6/15 to 2nd team each section! Free entries courtesy of Continental Chess and are valid for CCA tmts. with 100% unconditionally guaranteed prize funds. Free entries do not include NYS Scholastics in Saratoga. See www.chesscenter.cc or www.gnyscc.com or www.chesstour.com for complete details and restrictions. High School Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes (best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all 3 High School sections after 5 rounds): free entry to specified CCA tmts. thru 8/20/17 to 1st team, thru 6/15 to 2nd, thru 4/15 to 3rd. Team average must be U2200; Mixed Doubles teammates may play in different sections and may attend different schools; teams must register on-site (no extra charge!) before rd. 3; teammate pairings avoided but possible. All: February 2017 official ratings used, except unofficial ratings at uschess.org usually used if otherwise unrated. TD reserves right to assign estimated ratings to players with non-USCF ratings. All substitutions from advance entry list charged late fee. Section switches subject to $10 extra charge per player after 1/30, $20 extra 2/2-2/3. $15 service charge for each player refund. TD reserves right to reassign sections for advance entries with incorrect or unclear registrations. Limit 2 byes (limit 3 in Championship), commit before rd. 3. HR $169, call 877-513-6305 or 718-246-7000 by 1/13 (rooms may sell out early), mention chess. Help with entries, parking, etc: www.gnyscc.com Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-201-2269, 917-691-1729 (leave message but email is better; on Feb 4-5 only call 718-246-7000.). Team rooms: email@example.com. Sets provided by Little House of Chess-- bring clocks! W. Info: www.gnyscc.com. To contact us by mail: Chess Center of NY, PO Box 4615, New Windsor, NY 12553. Note: US Chess Junior Grand Prix (Championship sections only).
FEB. 18-20 World Amateur Team & U.S. Team East
6SS, 40/2, SD/1. Parsippany Hilton, 1 Hilton Ct., Parsippany, NJ 07054. Chess Rate valid until 1/17. Reserve early 973-267-7373 or 1- 800-HILTONS. Morris/Essex train to Morris Plains 1.5 miles. Open to 4- player teams with one optional alternate. Team average (4 highest ratings—2017 January Rating list) must be under 2200. EF: $170 postmarked by 2/5/17. ALL-$210 after or at door.—all teams, any changes at site $25 charge. Check out official website www.njscf.org. Prizes: 1-5th Place teams, plaque and 4 digital clocks; Top Team (Denis Barry Award) U2100, 2000, 1900, 1800, 1700, 1600, 1500, 1400, 1300, 1200, 1000 each plaque and 4 Digital Clocks; Top college team (same school) 4 Digital Clocks & plaque; Top HS team (grades 9-12 same school), Top Middle School (grades 5-9 same school), Top Elementary School (grades K-6 same school), Top 2 Scholastic Teams (mixed schools okay) (Collins Award), Mixed Doubles (2 males, 2 females-no alternates), Seniors (all players over age 50), Military, each plaque & 4 Digital Clocks to top team; Company Team (same employer), Family (4 family members), State teams—CT, DE, MD, MA, NJ, NY (Benjamin Award), PA, VA, NC, RI each plaque top team ; Special Plaque: Top Future team, (all players under age 10), Top Military College, Top Parent/Child (2 pairs, one parent, one child), Best Player 1-4 and top alternate, All 6-0 scores each Digital clock. Biggest Individual upset each round Engraved Cross pen; Entry fee refunded to team with Best “Chess related” name, Sunday night-- Best “Chess Related costumes or gimmick”—1st-gourmet dinner for four. 2nd—Gourmet dinner for 4. Reg. 9-12 .Sat 2/18: Rds. 1-7:30, 11-6, 9-3:30. Surprises and special give-aways each round. Sunday night—Bughouse $20 per team. Cash prizes. Classical Chess-Best game awards to Vienna, Queen and King Gambits, Ruy Lopez, and Petroff and Durkin Attack! FREE LECTURES LOBBY DAILY!! TITLED PLAYER IN LOBBY TO REVIEW YOUR GAMES DAILY!!! HR: Parsippany Hilton NEWLY RENOVATED! NEW LIGHTS! HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING! Chess rates expire 1/17/2017. Rates $119 (single double) $121 (Triple, Quad) 2nd hotel attached to Hilton $126 per night (single-double) $128 (triple, Quad)-Hampton Inn---includes breakfast each day. For help forming teams and more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Chks payable to NJSCF, mail by 2/05/17 to: E.Steven Doyle, 17 Stonehenge Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960. (Include Team name, Captain, players full names, USCF Expiration, ID numbers and ratings in board order). No team can include more than two GM’s. Include SASE for confirmation if wanted, No registered or certified mail accepted. W
3 RR, G/30 d10. Effects Quick/Reg Rating. Quads grouped by Reg Rating. All the King’s Men Chess & Games Center (Just 22 mins. from Phila/NJ bridges), 62 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ. 856-582-8222. Prizes: $25 1st per quad. Unr. cannot win more than $10. EF: $12.50, members $10. Reg.: 6 -7:15 pm. Rds.: 7:30-8:30-9:30 pm. All: Visa/MC/Disc/Amex OK w/$1surcharge. Info: Bring a clock!
JAN. 20 FCA Friday Night Blitz-O-Mania Web Listing
JAN. 21 Chess Mates Saturday Hectos Web Listing
JAN. 21 Chess Kings and Queens Saturday Cash Rapids Web Listing
JAN. 22 Dr. David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Championship in 5 Sections
SITE: BERGEN ACADEMY, 200 HACKENSACK AVE., HACKENSACK, NJ 07601. 4SS, EVERYONE PLAYS 4 GAMES, ALL PLAYERS WITH 2.5 PTS OR MORE WILL RECEIVE A TROPHY! USCF Memb Req'd For Sections 3, 4 AND 5. Info: 201 287 0250 or email@example.com. ADV EF (pmk by JAN 18) $35 At Site $40. Reg ends 1/2 hr before 1st rd. Late entrants will receive a 1/2 pt bye for rd. 1. In 5 Sections, Section 1 Junior Novice (not USCF rated): Open to unr players K thru 2nd grade. Rds.: First Round 10:15 AM then ASAP. Section 2 Novice (not USCF rated): Open to unr players K thru 4th grade. Rds.: First Round 10:00 AM then ASAP. Section 3 G/45 d5 U800: Open to players rated below 800 and unr players K thru 12th grade. Rds.: 9:45 AM, 11:30, 1:15, 3:00 PM. Section 4 G/45 d5 U1200: Open to players rated below 1200 and unr players K thru 12th grade.Rds.: 9:45 AM, 11:30, 1:15, 3:00 PM. Section 5 G/60 d5 U1400: Open to All Ages rated below 1400 or unrated. Rds.: 9:30 AM, 11:45, 2:00, 4:30 PM. ENT: Make EF payable To: International Chess Academy. Mail To: Diana Tulman, 28 Canterbury Ln., New Milford NJ 07646. INFO: www.icanj.net. W.
JAN. 22 DR DAVID OSTFELD MEMORIAL ICA CHAMPIONSHIP IN 5 SECTIONS Web Listing
JAN. 22 Westfield G/45 Quads
3-RR. G/40 d5. Westfield Y, 220 Clark St., Westfield, NJ 07090. EF: $25, $20 members. Prizes: $60 to first in each section. Register: 1:15-2:05 p.m. Rounds: 2:15, 4:00, 5:45 p.m. Information: email John Moldovan firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.westfieldchessclub.com/Events.html
JAN. 22 Dr. David Ostfeld Memorial ICA U1600 Championship
Site: Bergen Academy, 200 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601. Open To All Ages With Rating below 1600. 4SS, G/60 d5. Prize Fund ($$ b/25) 1st - 3rd $200, $150, $100, TU1400 $50, TU1200 $50. INFO 201 287 0250 or email@example.com. ADV EF (pmk by JAN 18) $40 At Site $45. Reg ends 1/2 hr before 1st rd. Late entrants will receive a 1/2 pt bye for rd. 1. Rds.: 9:30 AM, 11:45 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM. ENT: Make EF payable to: International Chess Academy. Mail To: Diana Tulman, 28 Canterbury Ln., New Milford, NJ 07646. INFO: www.icanj.net. W.
JAN. 22 DR DAVID OSTFELD MEMORIAL ICA U1600 CHAMPIONSHIP Web Listing
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JAN. 22 Dr. David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Open Championship
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15 (ENHANCED)
Site: Bergen Academy, 200 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601. Open to All Ages With Rating above 1400. 4SS, G/61 d5. Prize Fund 1st - 3rd $300, $250, $200, U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600 each $100 Best Under 13 Years Old $75, Best Over 55 Years Old $75. Reg Ends at 9 AM Only one 1/2-point bye allowed, if requested before the start of round two. EF: Adv (pmk. By JAN 18) $45, AT Site $50. GMs Free Entry. INFO 201 287 0250 firstname.lastname@example.org. $$b/40: Prize Fund Will Not Be Reduced Below 70%. Rds.: 9:30 AM, 11:45 AM, 2:15 PM, 4:30 PM. ENT: Make EF payable to: International Chess Academy Mail. To: Diana Tulman, 28 Canterbury Ln., New Milford, NJ 07646. W.
JAN. 22 DR DAVID OSTFELD MEMORIAL ICA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP Web Listing
JAN. 22 Main Line Chess & Games Winter Scholastic
Main Line Chess & Games, 7 South Valley Rd., Paoli, PA 19301. K-12, 3 Sections: Open, U1250, U750. Open 3 SS, G/40 d5. Rounds 12:45, 2:30, 4:15 p.m. U1250 & U750: 4 SS, G/25 d5. Rounds 12:45, 2:00, 3:15, 4:30 P.M. Prizes: Trophies to Top 5 in each section. Tiebreakers used See USCF Rule 34 E. EF: $20. Register: 11:45- 12:15 P.M. Info: Bring a chess clock, email@example.com, mainlinechessandgames.net, Tom Bartell 610-240-8900.
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
4-SS, G/25 d5. Open to 2000+ players. $725 GTD: 250-150-100. Top U2400 100, Top U2300 75, Biggest upset $50. EF: $40, Mbr $30. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. Max one bye, for round 1 or 4 only. Request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716.
JAN. 19 Marshall Thursday Action!
4-SS, G/25 d5. ($375 b/25): $150-100, U2200: $75, U1900: $50. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs $25. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. Max one bye, for round 1 or 4 only. Request at entry. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JAN. 20-22, 21-22 OR 22 Marshall Monthly U2300
5-SS, 40/90 SD30 +30. Open to players rated below 2300 USCF. $800 Gtd: $300-150-100. U2100: $125; U1800 $125. EF: $60, MCC Mbrs $40. Reg.: Ends 15 min before round start. Rds.: 3-day: Fri. 6pm, Sat. & Sun. 12:30 & 5:30pm. 2-day: Sat. 11:00am (G/25 d5) then merge with 3-day in round 2. 1-day: Sun. 9-10:10-11:20am (G/25 d5) then merge in round 4. Max two byes, request at entry. SIDE EVENT: January 20, Marshall Bughouse Tournament! 5-SS, G/5 d0. Bughouse. Not rated. Players register in teams of two. Each round is a 2 game match. ($450 b/35 players): $200-100, top U2200/unr & U1900 team average: $75. USCF regular rating used for pairings & prizes. EF: $30, MCC Mbrs & GMs $20. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-7:40-8:10-8:40-9:10pm. Max one bye, Request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716.
JAN. 21 TurtleStrat January 2017 Tourney Web Listing
JAN. 21 Marshall Saturday U1800
4-SS, G/40 d5. ($325 b/25): $150-100, U1500: $75. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs $20. Reg.: 11:15-11:45am. Rds.: 12-1:45-4:00-5:45pm. One bye available, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716.