US Chess Junior Grand Prix
MAY 13-15 OR 14-15, NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED)
2nd annual Niagara Falls Open. 5SS, 40/80, SD/30 +30 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10), Sheraton Niagara Falls, 300 3rd St, Niagara Falls NY 14303, adjacent to Seneca Niagara Resort Casino. Free parking, 25 miles from Buffalo Airport, free wifi, special offers for casino and other local attractions. Masks may be required. $12,000 guaranteed prizes. In 5 sections. Major: Open to 1900/above. $1600-800-500-300, clear/tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $500-250. FIDE. Under 2100: $800-400-250-150, top Under 1900/Unr $300-150. FIDE. Under 1800: $800-400-250-150, top Under 1600 (no Unr) $300-150. Under 1500: $700-400-200-150, top Under 1300 (no Unr) $250-125. Under 1200: $500-250-150-100, top Under 1000 (no Unr) $150-75. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $400-250-150. Must average under 2200; may play different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm Sat. Unrated prize limits: U1200 $100, U1500 $200, U1800 $300. Playing up in Major: see peakrating.us. Top 4 sections EF: $118 online at chessaction.com by 5/11, 3-day $123, 2-day $122 mailed by 5/2, all $130 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site or online until 1 hour before round 1. GMs $100 from prize. U1200 Section EF: all $20 less than above. Online EF $5 less to NYSCA members. Unofficial or Online Regular USCF ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. If Online Regular rating is 50 or more points over section or prize maximum, prize limit $200. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid online with entry: Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. Re-entry $50; no Major to Major. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, must commit before rd 2. HR: $129-129-139-149, best to use link at chessevents.us (may also call 716-285-3361, request chess rate). Reserve by 4/29 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, Director@Chess.US. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:10 pm. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
300 3rd St
Niagara Falls, NY 14303