New York State Scholastic Championships

Feb 28-Mar 1,2009 - Saratoga Springs, NY

6 rounds, G/65 (except K-l), open to grades K-12 in any state (top NYS player & team each section are NY champs). Team prizes based on top 4 scores from same school. 196 trophies to be awarded, plus free entries! Free parking, $114 room rates (must reserve room by FEBRUARY 13).

In 6 sections: High School (K-12), Junior High (K-9), Elementary (K-6), Elementary Novice (K-6 under 800 or unrated),.Primary (K-3), K-l (K-l; this section is G/30 and plays Sunday, March 1 only, 5 games).

See TLA under "New York" for full details.

Feb. 28, Syracuse Monthly Open

4SS, Rds 1 & 2 G/60, Rds. 3 & 4 G/90. Courtyard by Marriot, 6415 Yorktown Circle, E. Syracuse (exit 35 I-90, Carrier Circle, 298 E, left at Holiday Inn). $(b/14): $100-50, Class: $30. Reg.: 8:30-9:15, Rds.: 9:30-12-2:15-5:30. EF: $30. Ent: Joe Ball, 310 Helfer Lane, Mineola, NY 13116. WCL JGP.

Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 3rd annual Saratoga Open

See Grand Prix.

A State Championship Event!

Feb. 28-Mar. 1, New York State Scholastic Championships

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. Discounted parking. 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 6 sections, each is a 6SS, G/65 except K-1 is 5SS, G/30 playing Mar 1 only. High School, grades K-12. EF $42 mailed by 2/6. Top NYS grade 9-12 qualifies for DenkerTournament of HS Champions (Indianapolis, 8/1-4). Junior High, grades K-9. EF $41.90 mailed by 2/6. Elementary, grades K-6. EF $41.60 mailed by 2/6. Elementary Novice, grades K-6 under 800 or unrated. EF $41.50 mailed by 2/6. Primary, grades K-3. EF $41.30 mailed by 2/6. K-1, grades K-1. EF $41.10 mailed by 2/6. Postmarked 2/7-17: All EF $10 more. Do not mail entry after 2/17. Online at chesstour.com, all sections: EF $43 by 2/6, $53 by 2/23. No online entry after 2/23. Phoned to 406-8962038, all sections: EF $55 by 2/23. Credit cards only, no questions. No phone entry after 2/23. Entry at site: all $60.1 year NYSCA membership to all NY residents who are not members. Trophies to top 20 players, top 3 Unrated, and top 8 teams each section and top each U1400, U1200, U1000 (HS), U1200, U1000, U800 (JHS), U1000, U800 (Elem), U600, U400 (Elem Novice). Speed playoff if perfect score tie. Free entry to NY State Championship, Labor Day weekend 2009 (Albany), to top player each section. Schedule: Late reg. ends Sat 11 am, rds Sat 12-3-6, Sun 9-12-2:45. Awards 5:30-6 pm. K-1 schedule: Late reg. ends Sun 9 am, rds Sun 10-12-1:30-3-4:30. Half point byes OK all, limit 2, must commit before rd 2. HR: $114-114, 888-999-4711, 518584-4000, reserve by 2/14 (note correction) or rate may increase. 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 switch sections, all substitutions from advance list charged $60. Questions: chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. March official ratings used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games usually used if otherwise unrated. WCL JGP (top 5 sections - except K-1 section).

Mar. 1, Grandmaster Challenge (QC)

See Grand Prix.

Mar. 2,9,16,23,30, Dutchess County Championship

5SS, Game/90, Rockefeller Hall, Vassar College, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeep-sie, NY 12604. EF: $5.00. Prizes: Trophies for first and second place overall and for first place in any class consisting of 4 or more players. Rds.: 7:30 Mondays. Byes available for all rounds, except that last round byes must be announced before the second to last round. ENT: Michael J. O'Connor (845) 392-8814 [email protected]. INFO: Michael J. O'Connor. www.vassarchadwick. com. NS. WCL JGP.

Mar. 3, Marshall CC New York Experts

4SS, G/30. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10 St., NYC, 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $20. $$300 b/20: $120-70-50, U1800 $60. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. NOTE CHANGE: One bye available, request at entry.

Mar. 5,4 Rated Games Tonight!

4-SS, G/30, Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W 10th St, bet 5-6 Ave, NYC: 212-477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF $30, Club membs $20, specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-100-50,Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by 8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds. 7-8:159:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible! $5 extra if entering under 10 min. before game.

Mar. 6-8 or 7-8, 18th annual Eastern Class Championships (MA)

See Grand Prix.

Mar. 7-8, New York Marshall CC March GP!

See Grand Prix.

Mar. 7-28, 2nd Farmingdale CC March Swiss Slowest club time control!

4SS, G/140. Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale, NY 11735. Open to all U-2300/unr.: $(b/20): $105-85. Top U-1800, U-1500 $55 each. EF: $20. Reg.: 9:15-9:45 AM. No adv. ent. Rds.: 10:00 AM SHARP each Saturday. 2 byes 1-4. Info: www.farmcc.webs.com. Please do not call the library. NS. W. WCL JGP.

Mar. 8, The Right Move #151 Team and Individual Championship FREE EF.

4SS, G/30. Play starts promptly at 10:00. Players must check in by 9:30A.M. Brandeis H.S., 145 W. 84th St., 10024 (near Columbus Ave, Manhattan, NYC). Open to gr. K-12. Five rated sections: Open, Under 1700, Under 1200, Under 800, Under 600. (May renew or join USCF at tournament). Non-member sections by grades: K-3,4-6,7-12. Trophies to top 3 in each section except Open ($50, $30, $20 for 1st-3rd); medal to each player with 2.5 or more points. Team plaque to 1st and 2nd each section, with top 4 scores counting in each section (minimum 3 players on team in section). Non-member sections offer additional prize of USCF membership to players scoring 4 points. To register: use website at www.therightmove.org or email - thechessstop @aol.com or Fax to 718-455-2863 before 6:00 P.M. on Fri. Give full name, school, grade, USCF ID#, exp. date, and section. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.

Mar. 12,4 Rated Games Tonight!

4-SS, G/30, Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W 10th St, bet 5-6 Ave, NYC: 212-477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF $30, Club membs $20, specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-

100-50, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by 8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds. 7-8:159:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible! $5 extra if entering under 10 min. before game.

Mar. 14, Marshall CC Saturday G/60

4SS, G/60. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. ($360 b/24) $12070-50, 1700-1999/unr $60, U1700 $60. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 11:15-11:45. Rds.: 12-2:30-4:45-7. NOTE CHANGE: One bye available, request at entry.

Mar. 14, Utica Four Seasons - Winter

4SS Rds. 1-2: G/60, Rds. 3-4: G/90. Mohawk Valley Community College, Exit 31, I-90, bear left, South on E. Genesee, (2.6 miles), lefton Memorial Highway (2.3 miles), left Sherman, right into MVCC, Cafeteria - Room 116. EF: $30. Prizes (b/20): $200, 125, 75, Class 100. Reg.: 8:30-9:15. Rds.: 9:30-12:00-2:155:30. Ent: Joe Ball, 310 Helfer Lane, Minoa, NY 13116.WCL JGP.

Mar. 15 (not Mar. 1), Marshall CC Sunday Action

5SS, G/30, Marshall CC, 23 W. 10 St., NYC, 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $20. ($$ 360 b/24): 120-70-50, U2200/unr $65, U2000 $55. Rds.: 12-1:30-2:45-4-5:20pm. NOTE CHANGE: One bye available, request with entry.

Mar. 17, St. John's Masters at the Marshall Chess Club

See Grand Prix.

Mar. 18-Apr. 15, Marshall CC Under-2000 Wednesday Swiss

5SS, 30/90, SD/60.23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $20. $$300 b/20: $120-70-50, U1700 $60. Reg.: 6:15-6:45, Rds.: 7pm each Wednesday. Byes ok, limit 2, request by round 3. WCL JGP.

Mar. 19,10 Grand Prix Points Tonight!

See Grand Prix.

Mar. 21, Prove Your Point!

3-SS, G/30, Chess Center at Marshall Chess Club, 23 W 10th St, NYC: 212-4773716. EF $20. 3-0 wins $40, 2.5 wins $20,2 wins $10. Reg ends 7:20 pm. Rds. 7:30-8:30-9:30.

Mar. 21-22 or 22, New York March Open!

See Grand Prix.

Mar. 23-Apr. 20, Marshall CC Under-1600 Monday Swiss

5SS, 30/90, SD/60.23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $20. $$300 b/20: $120-70-50, U1300 $60. Reg.: 6:15-6:45, Rds.: 7pm each Monday. Byes ok, limit 2, request by rd. 3. WCL JGP.

Mar. 26,4 Rated Games Tonight!

4-SS, G/30, Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W 10th St, bet 5-6 Ave, NYC: 212477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF $30, Club membs $20, specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-10050, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by 8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds. 7-8:159:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible! $5 extra if entering under 10 min. before game.

Mar. 28, Marshall CC Saturday G/60

4SS, G/60. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. ($360 b/24) $120-70-50,1700-1999/unr $60, U1700 $60. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 11:1511:45. Rds.: 12-2:30-4:45-7. Note: Only one bye available, request with entry.

Mar. 29, Grandmaster Challenge (QC)

See Grand Prix.

Apr. 2,4 Rated Games Tonight!

4-SS, G/30, Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W 10th St, bet 5-6 Ave, NYC: 212477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF $30, Club membs $20, specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-10050, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by 8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds. 7-8:159:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible! $5 extra if entering under 10 min. before game.

Apr. 2-30, FIDE Thursdays!!

5SS, 30/90, SD/60.23 W. 10th St, NYC. 212-477-3716. Open to all players rated 1600 or above. EF: $45, $25 members. $$300 b/20: $120-70-50, U2000 $60. Reg.: 6:15-6:45, Rds.: 7pm each Thursday; Byes ok, limit 2, request by round 3. FIDE. WCL JGP.

Apr. 4-5 or 5th, Marshall CC April Open!

30/90, SD/60 for 2-day. Marshall CC, 23 W 10th St., NYC: 212-477-3716.; EF: $45, Members $25. ($360 b/24) $120-70-50, U2000/unr $65, U1700 $55. Reg.: ends 11:50am. Rds.: 2 schedules: 2-day, rds 12:30-5:30 pm each day; 1-day, (rds 1-2 G/30), 10-11:15 am-12:30-5:30 pm Sun; both merge rd 3. Byes: limit two, with entry. NO RE-ENTRY. May be limited to first 60 players. WCL JGP for 2-day rds. 1-4 and 1-day rds. 3-4 sections only.

Apr. 7, Marshall CC New York Experts

4SS, G/30. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10 St., NYC, 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $20. $$300 b/20: $120-70-50, U1800 $60. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. NOTE CHANGE: One bye available, request at entry.

Apr. 8-12,9-12 or 10-12,11th annual Foxwoods Open (CT)

See Grand Prix.

Apr. 9, 4 Rated Games Tonight!

4-SS, G/30, Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W 10th St, bet 5-6 Ave, NYC: 212477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF $30, Club membs $20, specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-10050, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by 8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds. 7-8:159:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible! $5 extra if entering under 10 min. before game.

Apr. 11, Marshall CC Saturday G/60

4SS, G/60. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. ($360 b/24) $12070-50, 1700-1999/unr $60, U1700 $60. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 11:15-11:45. Rds.: 12-2:30-4:45-7. Note: Only one bye available, request with entry.

Apr. 12, Marshall CC Sunday Action

5SS, G/30, Marshall CC, 23 W. 10 St., NYC, 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $20. ($$360 b/24): 120-70-50, U2200/unr$65, U2000 $55. Rds.: 12-1:30-2:45-4-5:20pm. Note: Only one bye available, requestwith entry.

Apr. 24-26 or 25-26,6th annual Vermont Spring Open (VT)

See Grand Prix.

May 15-17 or 16-17,17th annual New York State Open

See Grand Prix.

June 25-29,3rd annual Philadelphia International (PA)

See Grand Prix.

North Carolina

July 1-5,2-5,3-5 or June 29-July 5,37th Annual World Open (PA)

See Grand Prix.

Ohio

Feb. 28,2009 North Coast Scholastic

4SS, G/30, Cleveland Airport Marriott, 4277 West 150th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135. Open to all students in grades K-12. Reg. 8:45am - 9:30am Round 1 at 10:00am. Four sections: K-3,4-6,7-9,10-12. EF: $25 if postmarked by 2/14, $30 thereafter. Prizes: Trophies to top five in each section. ENT: Dan Patterson 11313 Lake Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44102 Tel. 216-281-1313. INFO: [email protected]. HR: 85.00 single or double 216-252-5333. Mention Westside Christian Academy to secure rate. NS.

Feb. 28, House of Chess Open

4SS, G/45. House of Chess, Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted, OH (W of JC Penny). Sections: Open, U1600. Reg.: 11-11:25 AM. Rds.: 11:30-1:15-3:305:15. Prizes (b/25): Open: 1st $200, 2nd $100; U1900 1st $100; Reserve (U1600): 1st $100. Ent: $25, Club members $20. Info & entries: House of Chess, Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted, OH 44070. Phone: (440) 979-1133. E-mail: [email protected]. Web www.thehouseofchess.com/.

Mar. 14, Toledo Mar Swiss

Open, 4SS, Rnd 1 G/75, Rnds 2-4 G/90. The University of Toledo Health Science Campus, Center for Creative Education - Room CE0111, 3000 Arlington Ave. Toledo, Ohio 43614. Can split into 2 sections if enough players. EF: $20 by 3/12 $25 at site. Reg.: 9-10 a.m., Rds.: 10,1, 4, & 7. Prizes: $360 b/20, $100-50, 1st Class A ,B,C,D/Under $40,1st U1600 $50. Ent: James Jagodzinski, 7031 Willowyck Rd., Maumee OH 43537. 419-367-9450. WCL JGP.

Mar. 21 & 22, 2009 Ohio High School & Middle School Championships

Wooster High School, 515 Oldman Rd., Wooster, OH 44691. Format: 6ss Rnds 1-4 Sat, Rds 5-6 Sun. HS Ch (9-12), MS Ch (6-8): Rds 1-3 G/60, Rds 4-6 G/90. HS Reserve (U1000), MS Reserve (U800): All Rds G/60. Trophies: All who score 4.0, Team trophies. EF: $25 by Mar. 4, $35 thereafter. Side Event: Free Bughouse Tnmt. Flyer/Entry Form: ohioscholasticchess.org. Info: [email protected] 330-494-2833.

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