FEB. 26 New Jersey State Elementary Championships
5SS, G/30 d5. Brookdale College, 765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738. Student Life Center, use Parking Lot #7 or #6; 5 minutes from Garden State Parkway exit 109. 2 Sections: Elementary (K-6) & Primary (K3). All: Trophies to top 15 individuals, top 5 teams. Elementary & Primary: Top 5 in each grade. Rds.: 10am then ASAP. Top 4 scores constitute the team score for Elementary; top 3 for Primary. EF: $30 before 2/19, $45 at site. USCF memb. req'd. Reg.: 8-9:00am After 9:00am 1/2 point bye for round 1. Info: 732 259-3881. Ent: Hal Sprechman, 66 Cromwell Ln., Jackson, NJ 08527 or online by Feb 25 at www.NJSCF.org. Entries must include name, grade, school, date of birth, USCF ID and expiration date, mailing address, email address, phone number and entry fee. Checks made out to NJSCF.
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!
FEB. 17 FCA Friday Night Blitz-O-Mania Web Listing
FEB. 18 Princeton Charter School
TOURNAMENT LOCATION: Princeton Charter School at 100 Bunn Dr., Princeton, NJ 08540. TIME CONTROL: G/30 d0 Swiss to 4 rounds. SECTIONS: Open above 1000; U1000; U700; U300/Unrated (sections might be combined. Awards will be given to the top 3 in each section) Parental Supervision Required: The parents or another adult must be designated to supervise the student player between rounds. Schedule (will be accelerated if possible): First Round: 12:01 PM; Second thru Fourth Rounds ASAP. Award Ceremony: ASAP (4:05 the latest). (*) Online Registration $30 Only if register one week before: www.ChessKidsNY.com/PCSChessProgram.htm (*) Fee will increase automatically to $35 if register later. On site registration the date of the event: $40 from 11:45 am to 12:00 noon. Restocking fee of $4 for cancellation. Restocking waived if we are forced to cancel due to tournament site weather conditions. Information: email to Miguel Iniguez at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Results will be posted online the same day of the event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
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: email@example.com. 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
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. Website: www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
FEB. 17-19, 18-19 OR 19 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: February 17, 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.
FEB. 18 Marshall Saturday U1500
4-SS, G/40 d5. ($325 b/25): $150-100, U1200: $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.