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** Ten Grand Prix Points! **
This Saturday, February 9, 2013:
New Yorker February Game/75
Grand Prix Chess Tournament!!
4-Rounds, Swiss-System Chess Tournament, 75 Minutes Per Player (time delay clocks: 75 minutes plus 5-second delay per player), World-Famous New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue at West 34th Street, across the street from Penn Station trains and subways, near 33rd Street PATH trains, New York City. Entry Fee: $40, $34 if paid online until February 7, GMs free ($30 deducted from prize), FREE to specified Greater New York Scjholastic prizewinners (prizewinners please just enter on site at least 30 minutes before your game)!
$$1,200 PRIZE FUND, proportioned on 60 paid entries--
A MINIMUM OF HALF OF EACH PRIZE IS GUARANTEED!!
1st - $300, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $100,
Top-Scoring Player Rated Under 2200 or Unrated - $150
Top-Scoring Player Rated Under 2000 - $130
Top-Scoring Player Rated Under 1800 - $120
Mixed Doubles PRIZES!!
Top-Scoring Male-Female Duo Combined Score - $125
2nd Place Male-Female Duo Combined Score - $75
(Male/Female Duos Must Declare By 1:30 pm)
Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes awarded to the two top-scoring male/female teams with average rating of the two players Under 2200!
No age restrictions!
Father/daughter, brother/sister, wife/husband, aunt/nephew, friend/friend, friend/enemy, enemy/enemy teams are all welcome--
team possibilities are limited only by your imagination
(but sorry, no pets)!
Teams must declare by 1:30 pm (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 one of the latest innovation in tournaments--
awarding Mixed Doubles Prizes--
DOUBLE YOUR FUN AND BE PART OF CHESS HISTORY!
Two separate playing options!
11:00 AM Schedule: all 4 games are Game/75 + 5-second-delay. On-site registration ends 10:30 am. Game Times: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:45 pm and 7:45 pm.
12:30 PM Schedule (Round 1 only is Game/25 (plus 5-second delay), and then you merge in Round 2 at 2:00 pm! On-site registration ends 12:15 pm.
THE LAST ROUND OF THIS TOURNAMENT IS AT 7:45 pm.
BUT WE HAVE SOMETHING NEW FOR YOU! WE HAVE AN EXTRA ROUND, WHICH IS NOT PART OF THE MAIN TOURNAMENT-- AN OPTIONAL "FIFTH ROUND" JUST FOR PLAYERS WHO WANT TO STAY FOR ONE MORE EXTRA GAME!!
THE PRIZES ARE ALL PAID AFTER ROUND 4 IS OVER.
The Additional Optional Bonus Prizes Below Are Based On Your Score In Rounds 1 thru 4 PLUS your optional score in Round 5!
Optional Bonus Fifth Round: Game/25 + delay/5 at 10:30 pm!
Optional Fifth Round Bonus Prizes!
$$150 OPTIONAL EXTRA PRIZE MONEY IS GUARANTEED!!
1st - $60 2nd - $40
Top-Scoring Player Rated Under 2000 - $50
Special Optional Fifth Round Entry Fee (no refunds): $10 extra to register for Round 5, if you pay before Round 2; $20 extra to register for Round 5 if you pay after Round 2, $30 extra to register for Round 5 if you pay after Rouind 3; $40 extra to register for optional Round 5 if you pay after Round 4!
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!
Players who register in advance should be at the New Yorker Hotel (4th floor) before their first game begins. Players who do not register in advance can register at site, at least 30 minutes before their first game. On-site registration IS ONLY ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT, AFTER 9:30 am.
Limit of two half-point byes available (limit of 1 bye if Under 2000), must commit before 2:00 pm. Official USCF February 2013 Rating List will be used. CCA Minimum Ratings may also be used at Director's discretion.
Please try to bring a chess set and clock!
Current USCF Membership is required of ALL PLAYERS and may also be purchased with your tournament entry registration. USCF membership dues are not refundable.
Entry fees, less $3 service charge, refunded to players who notify the Tournament Director that they will withdraw from the tournament NO LATER THAN the Friday before the tournament-- BEFORE 9 pm. NO EMAIL AFTER 9 PM ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT.
$5 service charge for each player refund requested by phone on the day of the tournament-- AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE GAME BEGINS. ** NO REFUNDS ALLOWED UNDER 30 MINUTES BEFORE GAME BEGINS. NO REFUNDS TO PLAYERS WHO FORFEIT WITHOUT PROPER ADVANCE NOTICE (NO-SHOWS)! **