WHEN: Sun., Jan. 12, 2014 at the New York Marriott Hotel At Brooklyn Bridge
New York, NY, Jan. 7, 2014 –The Kasparov Chess Foundation is hosting and sponsoring the 2014 Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships. America’s longest-running, rated scholastic chess tournament will take place on Sun., Jan. 12th at Brooklyn’s New York Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge, located at 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (about 5 minutes drive south of the Brooklyn Bridge, near Borough Hall), near subways: Jay Street Metrotech (A, C, F & R trains), Hoyt Street (2 & 3 trains), Borough Hall (4 & 5 trains) and Court Street (R train).
The competition is divided into four separate, 5-round Swiss-style tournaments, all taking place on Sun., Jan. 12. Ideal for the beginner as well as top-rated competitive players, each tournament has 3 sections from which to choose, and all rated by the United States Chess Federation (USCF).
Each game is 25 minutes per player + 5-seconds delay per move (non-delay clocks: 30 minutes per player), rated by the United States Chess Federation (USCF). Each tournament has 3 separate sections. Players receive a national chess rating! Many will be playing in their first tournament; others, including some of the top youngsters in the country, will be defending their Greater NY Championship titles! The January 2014 USCF Rating List is used (but unofficial ratings at www.uschess.org are usually used if players would otherwise be unrated on the January 2014 official rating list).
Any number of players may participate from a school to help compete for team prizes (2 or more from the same school make a team), but the school’s four top-scoring players produce its team score. Players without school teams compete for individual prizes. Prizes are awarded to the top-scoring players and schools. The three top-scoring players in each section also win months of free entries into New York City s historic Marshall Chess Club s tournaments (except quads) a huge savings on entry fees! The four top-scoring players on each of the two top-scoring school teams also win up to 8 weeks free entries!
Following are game times: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:15 pm. Those unable to play all five games may request point byes (unrated draws) in advance for up to two rounds, which they cannot play.
Online Registration is available at www.gnyscc.com: $57 per player thru January 6th, $70 per player January 7-10th, $75 per player January 11-12. Entry fee will be $5 LESS per player if 4 or more from the same school are registered together at the same time online by January 10th!
On-Site Entry Fee is $75 per player until 9:15 am (NO TEAM DISCOUNTS AFTER JANUARY 10th!). For answers to any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 347-201-CCNY (2269). Students are requested to bring clocks, while sets and boards will be supplied by Little House of Chess.
The four divisions follow:
PRIMARY CHAMPIONSHIP – SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014
3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/12/04 AND ALSO in grade 3/below: 1. Primary Varsity, open to all. Trophies to the 12 top-scoring players and the 6 top-scoring schools, the top-rated Under 900, and the top 3 Unrateds. 2. Primary Novice, grades K-3, rated Under 700 or Unrated. Trophies: top 12 players, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. 3. Primary K-1, open to all in 1st grade and below. Trophies: top 12 players, top rated Under 500, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. Plaques to the Top 6 Kindergartners!
JUNIOR HIGH CHAMPIONSHIP – SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014
3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/12/98 and in grade 9/below: 1. Junior High Varsity, open to all. Trophies to the 12 top-scoring players and 6 top-scoring schools, the top rated Under 1500, and top 3 Unrateds. 2. Junior High Junior-Varsity, rated Under 1200 or Unrated. Trophies: top 12 players, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. 3. Junior High Novice, Under 700 or Unrated. Trophies: top 12 players, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools.
ELEMENTARY CHAMPIONSHIP – SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014
3 sections, open to all born after 1/12/01 AND ALSO in grade 6/below: 1. Elementary Varsity, open to all. Trophies to 12 top-scoring players and 6 top-scoring schools, the top-rated Under 1200, and the top 3 Unrateds. 2. Elementary Junior-Varsity, rated Under 1000 or Unrated. EF: Trophies: top 12, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. 3. Elementary Novice, Under 700 or Unrated. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools and the top 3 Unrateds.
HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP – SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014
3 sections, for players born after 1/12/94 and in grades K-12: 1. High School Varsity, open to all. Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top Under 1700, and top 3 Unrateds. 2. High School Junior-Varsity, Under 1600 or Unrated. Trophies: top 12, top Under 1400, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. 3. High School Novice, Under 1000 or Unrated. Trophies: top 12, top 3 Unrateds, top 6 schools. NEW!! Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes! Best male/female 2-player combined score among all sections (Mixed Doubles teammates may play in different sections, average Mixed Double team rating must be U2000; teams must declare by 12 pm): Top 3 Mixed Doubles Teams win up to 12 weeks free entries!
Any player in any section who scores 4 or more points and doesn’t win a trophy will receive a medal! USCF Membership is also required. Annual dues: under age 25, $33 extra per player for 12 issues Chess Life ($26 extra for online membership with no magazine). Age 15/below $28 extra for 6 issues ($22 online membership, no magazine). Age 12/below, $24 extra for 6 issues Chess Life For Kids ($17 online membership, no magazine). 3-Month USCF Memberships: $10 extra, age 24/below (no magazine), $8 extra age 12/below (no magazine).
About Kasparov Chess Foundation
Founded by World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, KCF’s mission is to bring the many educational benefits of chess to children throughout the United States by providing a complete chess curriculum and enrichment programs. The Foundation promotes the study of chess as a cognitive learning tool in curricular classes and after-school programs for elementary, middle and high schools, both in the public and private school sectors. The not-for-profit educational organization also organizes tournaments and competitions on a local and national basis. For more information, please visit http://www.kasparovchessfoundation.org.