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2009 Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships Print E-mail
By Richard Krueger   
January 20, 2009
Kasparov Chess Foundation Presents
2009 Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships
January 31st – February 1st at Manhattan’s New Yorker Hotel


New York, NY, Jan. 15, 2009 -- The Kasparov Chess Foundation is host and sponsor of the 2009 Greater New York Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships. America's longest-running, rated scholastic chess tournament will be taking place on Sat., Jan 31st and Sun, Feb. 1st at Manhattan's New Yorker Hotel, in the Grand Ballroom.

The K – 12 Championships consist of 5-round Swiss-style one-day tournaments, two on Sat., Jan. 31 and two on Sun., Feb. 1. Ideal for beginners as well as top-rated competitive players, there are four Championships, each with 3 sections from which to choose, and all rated by the United States Chess Federation (USCF).

Each section of each tournament awards prizes for the top-scoring players and schools. Players are eligible for both individual and team prizes, and those who don’t win prizes will be awarded medals.  Any number of players may participate from a school to help compete for team prizes (2 or more from a school make a team), but the school's 4 top-scoring players constitute its team score.

Players without school teams compete for individual prizes. The Top 3 players in each section also win months of free entries into all the Chess Center of New York's tournaments (except quads) -- a savings of hundreds of dollars off the regular tournament entry fees.  

The tournament format follows:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2009        PRIMARY CHAMPIONSHIP  

      3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/31/99, grades 3/below:

  1. Primary Varsity, open to all. Entry Fee (EF): $46.60 per player if postmarked by 1/09/09.
Trophies to the 12 top-scoring players and the 6 top-scoring schools, the top rated under 900,
and the top 3 unrated players.

  2. Primary Novice, grades K-3, rated Under 700 or Unrated. EF: $46.50 postmarked by 1/09/09.
Trophies: top 12 players, top 3 unrated players, top 6 schools.

  3. Primary K-1, open to all in grades 1 and below. EF: $46.40 postmarked by 1/09/09.
Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top under 500, and the top 3 unrated players.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2009         JUNIOR HIGH CHAMPIONSHIP

       3 separate sections, open to all born after 1/31/93, grades 9 or below:

   1. Junior High Varsity, open to all. EF: $48.60 per player postmarked by 1/09/09.
Trophies: top 12 players and the top 6 schools, the top player rated under 1200, and the top 3 unrated players.

   2. Junior High Junior-Varsity, open to rated Under 1000 or Unrated. EF: $48.50 postmarked by 1/09/09.
Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools and the top 3 unrated players.

   3. Junior High Novice, for Under 700 or Unrated. EF: $48.40 postmarked by 1/09/09.
Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top 3 unrated players.
Special plaques also awarded to the two Novice Section top-scoring players in each grade:  4, 5 and 6!
    
SUNDAY,  FEBRUARY 1, 2009            ELEMENTARY CHAMPIONSHIP

       3 separate sections, open to grades K-6, born after 2/1/96.

  1. Elementary Varsity, open to all.  EF: $47.60 per player postmarked by 1/09/09.
Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top scorer rated under 1200, and the top 3 unrated players.

  2. Elementary Junior-Varsity, open to players rated under 1000 or unrated. EF: $47.50 mailed by 1/09/09.
Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, and the 3 top-scoring unrated players.

  3. Elementary Novice, open to rated Under 700 or not yet rated. EF: $47.40 mailed by 1/09/09.
Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, and the 3 top-scoring unrated players.
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2009            HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP

      3 separate sections, open to all in grades K-12, born after 2/1/89.

1. High School Varsity, open to all. EF: $49.60 per player postmarked by 1/09/09.
Trophies awarded to the 12 top-scoring players, the top 6 schools, the top scoring player under 1700,
and the top 3 unrated players.

 2. High School Junior-Varsity, open to rated under 1600 or unrated players.  EF: $49.50 postmarked by 1/09/09.
Trophies to: top 12 players, top 6 schools, top player rated under 1400, and top 3 unrated players.

3. High School Novice, open to rated under 1000 or unrated. EF: $49.40 postmarked by 1/09/09.
Trophies: top 12 players, top 6 schools, and top 3-scoring unrated players.

*  Game times:  10 am, 12 Noon, 2 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:15 pm each day.

Those unable to play all five games may request ½-point byes in advance for rounds they cannot play.
 

Online Registration:

On-Line Individual Registration: $46 per player thru Jan 16, $53 per player January 17-26th.
On-Line Team Registration: $41 per player if 4 or more from the same school registering together ($164 per 4-player team) thru January 16,  $48 per player January 17-26th.

Visit www.chesscenter.cc for link to online registration.

Mail Entries:     

To register by mail, list each player's name, USCF ID# and expiration (new players write "NEW"), address, date of birth, school and grade (use our mail entry form, make copies as needed).  All mailed entry fees are now $7 extra per player and may be postmarked by Jan. 16th.  Mail check or money order to:
        CHESS CENTER OF NEW YORK,
         PO Box 4615, New Windsor, NY 12553
             
All entry fees $5 less per player if 4 or more from the same school are mailed together in
the same envelope.

Phone Entries:     

$59 per player thru January 26th  
Call (845) 569-9969 (questions, entries), or
(406) 896-2191 (24 hours: entries only, no questions)
No team discounts for phone entries.

On-Site Entries:

After January 26th, entries are only accepted at the tournament, before 9:15 am.
Those registering on-site after 9:15 AM will skip the first game.
On-site entry fee: $65

Players are requested to bring chess sets and clocks, as none will be provided by event organizers.

For more information, send an email to chesscentr@aol.com or call (845) 569-9969.

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 .
 
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