Friday, July 16, 2010

come play chess!

Come play in a 6 round, two Tuesday, non-profit action chess tournament at IS 318! 90% of the entry fees are given back (the rest are used for rating fees and need based scholarships) We're halfway through with the first tournament, but you can join for the second half this Tuesday with 1.5/3 points (2/3 if you're a master). GM Michael Rohde is playing, and he's joined by IM Yuri Lapshun, NM Evan Rosenberg, and experts Mikhail Sher and 318's own James Black.

Chess Action Series # 1 (USCF Dual Rated)
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 + Tuesday, July 20, 2010
6 Rounds of G/30 (3 rounds each night)
Tuesday July 27, 2010 + Tuesday Aug. 3, 2010

IS 318, 101 Walton Street, Brooklyn, NY J or M to Lorimer or G train to Broadway. Notice that the M is now supertrain and the trip from midtown is 30 minutes. Plentiful parking.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - Check-in/registration ends at 6:10pm
Round 1 - 6:15pm
Round 2 - 7:20pm
Round 3 - 8:25pm (I like this endtime much more than 11:30, especially on a weeknight)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - Check-in/registration ends at 6:10pm
Round 4 - 6:15pm
Round 5 - 7:20pm
Round 6 - 8:25pm

Entry Fee= $20, $15 for players under 18 years of age. Cash only.

Prizes: Based on entries. 90% of the EFs will be awarded as prizes. Other 10% goes to supplement rating fees and other organizer costs.

Prizes below represent the proportion of money leftover after 10% of entries is deducted for organizer's costs.

Open Section (Active USCF membership required)
1st Place - 35%
2nd Place - 20%
3rd Place- 15%
4th Place- 10 %

Top Player Under 2000 - 10%

Top Player under 1800 - 10%

To register email - Shaun Smith at, after registering be prepared to pay your EF in cash before the first round of the tournament.

Re-Entry/Late Entry- Players can enter the tournament late with half pt. byes for all rounds, with up to 3 byes for the entire tournament. Re-entry is available for $10 for all players.

Email ssmith@chessintheschools with your questions.

This event was created to provide NYC chess players with an inexpensive option where the prizes go to the players! All in cash!!

Clocks and sets provided (Bring time delay clock if available)

Invite your friends.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i might play july 27th, but i'm playing marshall masters on the 20th