NYS Scholastic Championship Feb. 23

By | December 1, 2012

A Heritage Event

Feb 23 – 24, 2013

46th annual New York State Scholastic Championships

Saratoga Springs, NY

Open to grades  K-12 in any state (top NYS player & team in each section are NY champions). Saratoga Hilton, 534 Broadway (I-87 Exit 13-N, 4 miles north on US 9), Saratoga Springs, NY   12866. Team prizes  based on top 4 scores from same school; no combined school teams allowed even  if one school “feeds” another. Teams of 2 or 3 players allowed, but are at a  disadvantage. In 8 sections; each is a 6SS, G/61, d5 except K-1 is 5SS, G/25,  d5 playing Feb 24 only.Online  entry fee at chessaction.com, all sections:$40 by  2/2, $50 by 2/19, $60 2/20 to 2 hours before first game.

Entry fee at site,  all sections: $60.

High  School,open to all in grades K-12. EF: $43.20  mailed by 2/2. Top NYS grade 9-12 qualifies for Denker Tournament of HS  Champions.

High  School Reserve,open to K-12 under 1200 or unrated. EF:  $43 mailed by 2/2.

Junior  High,open to all in grades K-9. EF: $42.90  mailed by 2/2. The higher rated (post-tournament) of the top NYS K-8 in JHS or  top NYS K-8 in HS qualifies for Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions.

Middle School Reserve,  open to K-8 under 1000 or unrated. EF: $42.80 mailed by 2/2.

Elementary,  open to all in grades K-6. EF: $42.60 mailed by 2/2.

Elementary Reserve,  open to grades K-5 under 800 or unrated. EF: $42.50 mailed by 2/2.

Primary,  grades K-3. EF: $42.30 mailed by 2/2.

K-1,grades K-1. EF: $42.10 mailed by 2/2.

Postmarked  2/3-13:All EF $10 more. Do not mail entry  after 2/13.

Entry  at site:all $60.

Special  1 year USCF dueswith magazine if paid with  entry. Online at chesstour.com, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned  or paid at site, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20.

Trophiesto top 15  players and top 7 teams each section, top 3 unrated in Primary, K-1, and each  reserve section, and top U1500, U1300 (HS), U900, U700 (HS Reserve), U1200,  U1000 (JHS), U700, U500 (MS Reserve), U1000, U800 (Elem), U500, U300 (Elem  Reserve). Speed playoff if perfect score tie.

Free entryto NY State  Championship, Labor Day weekend 2013 (Albany),  to top player each section.

Schedule:  Late reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2, 5, Sun 9, 12, 2:30, awards 5 pm.

K-1 schedule:  Late reg. ends Sun 9 am, rds Sun 10, 12, 1:30, 3, 4:30, awards 5:45.

Half point byes  OK all, limit 2, must commit before rd 2.

HR:$119-119,  888-999-4711, 518-584-4000, reserve by 2/2 or rate may increase. Free parking  for overnight guests. 48 hours notice required for room cancellation. Backup  hotel: Courtyard by Marriott, 2 blocks away, 518-226-0538.

Special car rentals:  Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #657633.

Mail entry:Continental  Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Include name, rating, USCF ID,  USCF expiration (non-members enclose dues), section, school, grade, birth date,  address of each player. Checks payable to Continental Chess.

$15 per player  service charge for refunds.

$10  extra to switchsections, all substitutions from  advance list charged $60.

Questions:  DirectorAtChess.US (At = @)), 845-496-9658.

Bring set, board, clock  if possible- none supplied.

Chess  Magnet School JGP (except K-1).

The information shown above is based on information in USCF records prior to publication of the TLA in Chess Life (or Chess Life for Kids.) As such, the information shown above is subject to change.  Please check the TLA in Chess Life (or Chess Life for Kids) for any corrections, updates or other changes. In special cases, changes that are made after the publication of Chess Life may be found on theTournament Listings by State page. Sponsoring Affiliate: A5002630, CONTINENTAL CHESS ASSN.

Tell the TD you heard about this event via TLA Mail or saw it on the USCF website.  TLA ID: 10050