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  International Chess Academy (Fair Lawn, NJ)

Affiliate Type: School. Chess Classes: Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Add. 17-10 River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. Phone 201 797 0330. Website: www.icanj.net Contact: Diana Tulman, 201 287 0250. Email Diana@icanj.net. Add. 28 Canterbury Lane, New Milford, NJ 07646.


  International Chess Academy (Teaneck, NJ)

Affiliate Type: School. Chess Classes: Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Add. 185 Court Street, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Phone 201 833 1741. Website: www.icanj.net Contact: Diana Tulman, 201 287 0250. Email: Diana@icanj.net. Add. 28 Canterbury Lane, New Milford, NJ 07646. The Teaneck facility offers a Summer Chess Champ, and Monday night tournaments 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (tournaments can run later if necessary).


  Wizards of the Mind Chess School

15 Center Street, Springfield, NJ - Lessons on Wednesdays and Saturdays for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Scholastic USCF-rated tournaments. For schedule and information visit our website at www.wizardsofthemind.com, email info@wizardsofthemind.com or call 973-262-1395.


  Silver Knights Chess Tournaments

2-3 Saturdays per month we run scholastic USCF-rated tournaments throughout the Philadelphia area. Tournament locations include Philadelphia, Mt. Laurel (NJ), Bryn Mawr, Horsham, Collegeville, and more. Tournaments are open to grades K-12. Free game analysis by a National or International Master at each tournament. We have players of all skill levels compete in our tournaments, from brand-new kindergarteners up through some of the highest-rated scholastic players in the state. To see a list of dates and locations, see our website at www.silverknightschess.com. Phone: 610-446- 0818. Email: chess@silverknightschess.com.


  The Newark Sleepless Knights Chess Club

Boylan Recreation Center of Newark, 916 So. Orange Ave. Newark, New Jersey 07103. Meets 1st and 2nd Saturdays of every months from 2-6pm. USCF rated tournaments and free chess lessons available.


November


Nov. 2   GAME 10's GALORE #2 (QC)   GPP: 10 Enhanced   New Jersey

2 sections (Open and U2200). Dean of Chess Academy, 1161 Route #202 North, Branchburg, NJ 08876 (near Chubb Lane) GRAND PRIX SECTION: 9RR, G/10 All Masters will be in top section, which will be a 9SS if necessary. $300, G$$ 100-100-100. Top 10 players entering event must play in GP section. Top 10 players entering event must play in GP section. U2200 SECTION: 10RR OR 10SS based on entries. G$$ 90% of EF collected returned in prizes. 1-2-3 get 50%-30%-20%. BOTH SECTIONS: Rounds 11am then ASAP with a break. No Byes: $33 if mailed by October 28, $36 online at entryfeesrus.com, $39 at site. Reg.: 10-11am, November 2. Entries to Ken Thomas 115 W Moore St, Hackettstown NJ 07840. Contact Ken at Cell 908-763-6468 or acn@goes.com. No chewing tobacco, No snuff, NS NC W.


Nov. 2   Westfield Quads

3 RR game/45 full k. Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield N.J. Prizes: $50 to first in each section. Entrance Fee: $20, $15 members. Registration: 2-2:15 p.m. Rounds: 2:30-4:20-6:10 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-946-7379 www.westfieldchessclub.com.


Nov. 8   Princeton Day School

650 The Great Road. Plaques to top 3 school teams and top 6 in each section. Medals to all. Sections: FUTURE MASTERS and CLOSED begin 10:45 (must preregister). FUTURE MASTERS G/60 3 rounds (Players K-12 over 1200), CLOSED G/45 4 rds. (over 1000), ALL OTHER SECTIONS Onsite reg: 11:30-12:30. 4 Rds.: 1, 2, 3, 4pm. (times will be accelerated if possible) G/30: OPEN (Players K-12 U-1000), Reserve (K-12 U-800), Novice II (K-8 U-600), Novice I (unrated K-6), K-1 (unrated) NO SCORE K-1 (unrated). PARENTS OF PLAYERS G/30, rated, 3 rounds. Info and Register online: www.pds.org/chess. Inquires to Bonnie Waitzkin. Chessteach@gmail.com Registration $30 > (On-site $40).


Nov. 9   Westfield Quads

3 RR game/45 full k. Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield N.J. Prizes: $50 to first in each section. Entrance Fee: $20, $15 members. Registration: 2-2:15 p.m. Rounds: 2:30-4:20-6:10 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-946-7379 www.westfieldchessclub.com.


Nov. 9   Wizards of the Mind Chess Tournament

www.wizardsofthemind.com. 15 Center Street, Springfield, NJ 07081. 3 sections. Trophies to top 5 in each section. Open: 3 SS rounds, Game/45, Reg. 1-1:20, Rounds start 1:30pm. U1200: 4 SS rounds, Game/30, Reg. 1-1:20, Rounds start 1:30pm. U700: 4 SS rounds, Game/30, Reg. 9-9:20am, rounds start 9:30am. EF: 25 mailed by 11/01/2008, $30 on-site. Mail entries to: 15 Center Street, Springfield, NJ 07081. Make checks payable to: "Wizards of the Mind." Bring chess sets and clocks.


Nov. 15   Hamilton Chess Club Quads

3RR 40/80 15/30 15/30. Full K. Ray Dwier Recreation Center, Bldg. 392, Groveville, NJ 08620. Quads open to all EF: $10. $25 per Quad. Reg.: 9-10:30/am. Rds.: 10:30/am-1:30/pm-4:30/pm NJ State Chess Federation, no dues magazine Subscription per year, OSA NS NC W.


Nov. 15   King's Chess Club Quads

Morning quads and afternoon quads, G/30, K-12, Bethlehem Church, 758 Route 10, Randolph, NJ 07869. EF: None. Reg.: 9-9:20 am., 1st rd. 9:40. Medal to each quad winner. Info: Bethlehem Church 973-366-3434 or Bob McAdams 973-694-3988, rwm@fambright.com.


Nov. 15   Union County (Kids are Kool) Open

Trophies Galore! Church of the Little Flower, 110 Roosevelt Ave., Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922. In 4 Sections, Union HS Championship: 5SS, G/30, Open to High School. Union Grade 6 - 8 Championship: 5SS, G/30, Open to Grades 6-8. Union Grade K - 5 Championship: 5SS, G/30, Open to Grades K-5. Players must be or become USCF member to play in top 3 sections. K-8 Unrated-Beginners Event. 5SS, G/30. Open to K-8 unrated players. USCF membership is not required in unrated section. First round starts 10 am, then ASAP with lunch break after game two. ALL: EF: $20 if mailed by Nov. 10, $21 with credit card via website "entryfeesrus.com" by 11/14, $25 at site by 9:45am on Nov. 15th. Trophies to all who finish event, Top in each grade (in rate sections) is Union County Champion. Two byes allowed in first 4 rounds if requested with EF. ENT: Mail to Ken Thomas, 115 West Moore St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2233. Enter on "entryfeesrus.com" website. INFO: Ken, (908) 763-6468 or acn@goes.com. NC W.


Nov. 16   Westfield Swiss #55 (QC)

5 Rd. game/15 full k (QC) Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, N.J. $500 Guaranteed $125,$85, $50 under 2100, under 1850, under 1600, under 1350 $60 each. Entrance Fee: $35, $25 members. Registration: 2-2:30 p.m. Rounds: 2:45-3:25-4:05-4:45- 5:30 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-946-7379 www.westfieldchessclub.com.


Nov. 20   ATKM 3rd Thursday Quads

3 RR G/30 in rated/unrated sections. All the King's Men Chess Shop, 62 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071. Prizes: $25/1st each rated quad, $10/1st each unrated quad. $$b: 4/quad. EF: $10 Rated, $5 Unrated. Reg.: 6-7pm. Rds.: 7-8-9pm. Info: Stephen Dick, 856-582-8222 or cs@ATKMchessSets.com. All: No cks onsite. Visa/MC/Disc OK w/$1 paid surcharge. Bring clocks!


Nov. 21   Greater Cherry Hill Rapid Chess

For info. and registration, go to novemberrapidchess.eventbrite.com. Info. also available by calling Dan at (856) 287-2393.


Nov. 22-23   2008 Delaware State Open Championship   Delaware

A State Championship Event! Howard Johnson's Hotel (Constitution Room), 1119 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713. 5-SS: TC: Rds 1-3, G/90; Rds 4&5, G/120. REG.: Sat 8:45-9:30. Rounds: Sat 9:45, 1:15, 5:15 Sunday 10, 3 (DCA meeting 9:15 Sunday) Byes: limit 1, byes in rounds 4 & 5 are irrevocable and must be requested prior to round 3. In 4 Sections OPEN SECTION: EF: $40 by 11/17, $50 at site (GM, IM free). $$60% Rtd: 40%-25%-15%. under 2000 10%, under 1800 10%. State Title and Trophy to Delaware Men's champion and Delaware Women's champion (both must play in open section). Open Trophy for 1st (if 1st is DE player, that player gets DE champion trophy & open trophy goes to next in line). RESERVE SECTION (Under 1800): EF: $35 by 11/17, $45 at site. $$60% Rtd: 40%-25%-15%. Under 1600 - 10%, Under 1400- 10%. Trophy to Reserve Champion. AMATEUR SECTION (under 1200): EF: $35 received by 11/17, $45 at site. $$60% Rtd: 50%-30%-20%. Trophy to Amateur Champion. SCHOLASTIC: Rounds 5 SS, G/30, EF: $10. Prizes: Trophies for top 3. Reg.: 8:45-9:30. Rds.: 9:45, 11:15, 1:00, 2:30, 4:00. ALL: Memb. Req'd: DCA membership $10 ($5 under 18). OSA. ENT: David Power, 7005 Pleasant Court, Wilmington, DE 19802. INFO: David Power, bikedavid@aol.com. (302)-762-4695 (home only). HR: $69 single, $74 double 1-888-268-8521 or 302-368-8521 must reserve by Friday 11/14. www.delawarechess.org. NS NC W. WCL JGP excluding Scholastic Section.WCL JGP.


Nov. 23   New Jersey K-12 Grade Championship

A State Championship Event! 5SS, G/30. Brookdale College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. Student Life Center, use Parking Lot #7 or #6; 4 miles from Garden State Parkway exit 109. 13 Sections: Play only in your grade! MORE TROPHIES! Grades K-6: Trophies to top 10 individuals, top 5 teams - top 3 from each school/grade; 50% of players receive trophy or medal! Grades 7-12: Trophies to top 5 individuals, top 5 teams. Rds.: 10am and ASAP. EF: $30 by 11/16, $50 at site. USCF mem req'd. Reg.: 8-9:00 am. After 9:00am 1/2 pt bye rd 1. Info: 732 259-3881, hsprechman@characterkings.org Ent: Please make checks payable to NJSCF and send to NJSCF, PO Box 1511, Jackson, NJ 08527. Entries must include name, grade, school, date of birth, USCF ID # & expiration, mailing address, phone number & entry fee, please include email address. The 1st Place player and team from NJ in each grade will be recognized as the NJ Champion for that grade! Chess sets and boards will be provided!


Nov. 23   Westfield Quads

3 RR game/45 full k. Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield N.J. Prizes: $50 to first in each section. Entrance Fee: $20, $15 members. Registration: 2-2:15 p.m. Rounds: 2:30-4:20-6:10 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-946-7379 www.westfieldchessclub.com.


A Heritage Event!
An American Classic!
Nov. 28-30 or 29-30   39th annual National Chess Congress   GPP: 150 Enhanced   Pennsylvania

6SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/50). Trophy sections play separate 2-day schedule only, 11/29-30, G/50. NOTE CHANGE: There is no Unrated Section; unrateds may enter any section between Under 800 and Under 2200. Sheraton Hotel Philadelphia City Center, 17th & Race Sts., Philadelphia 19103. $30,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND. Free analysis of your games by GM Arthur Bisguier. In 10 sections. Premier, open to all rated 2000/above and juniors under 18 rated 1800/above. $3000-1500-700-400-200, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, U2400/Unr $1400-700. FIDE. Under 2200: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 2000: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1800: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1600: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1400: $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1200: $1400-700-400-300-200. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1200, $200 in U1400, $300 in U1600, $500 in U1800, or $700 in U2000. Top 7 sections entry fee: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 11/19, all $109 online at chesstour.com by 11/25, $115 phoned by 11/25 (406-896-2038, no questions), $130 at site. GMs free, $100 deducted from prize. Re-entry $60, not available in Premier. Mailed EF $3 less to PSCF members. No checks at site, credit cards OK. 3-day late entry ends Fri 11 am, rounds Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day late entry ends Sat 9 am, rounds Sat 10, 12:45, 3:30 and 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. Trophy Sections: Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600. Trophies to top 8 players in each section. Entry fee: $27 mailed by 11/19, $28 online at chesstour.com by 11/25, $35 phoned by 11/25 (406-896-2038, no questions), $40 at tmt. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Late entry ends Sat 9 am, rounds 10 am, 12:45 pm, 3:30 pm each day. All trophy sections: Entry fee: $27 mailed by 11/19, $28 online at chesstour.com by 11/25, $35 phoned by 11/25 (406-896-2038, no questions), $40 at site. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Late entry ends Sat 9 am, rounds 10 am, 12:45, 3:30 pm each day. All sections: FREE ENTRY TO UNRATED. Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com, unrated $20, rated $30. If mailed, phoned or paid at site, unrated $30, rated $40. Cost of reduced dues borne by Continental Chess. Student/Alumni trophies to top 5 teams of 4 (regardless of section) representing any U.S. college, HS or pre-HS players attend or have graduated from. Half point byes OK all rounds; limit 2, must commit before rd 3 or have under 2 pts. HR: $91-91-91-91, reserve by 11/13 or rate may increase. Parking $5/day to all players; guest room not required. Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633 or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. $10 charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, ccaguide.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. WCL JGP (top 7 sections).


Nov. 29   Viking Last Saturday Quads

Somerset Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset Exit 12, Route #287. In 4 player Quads. G/90, Regs.: before 9am, Rds.: 9-12-3, EF Top quad $30, lower Quads EF is $20 or $30. Prize: Top quad is $80, Lower quads between $40 and $80. Prize is based on the number of players paying $30. Player paying $20 may win only $40. Info: Ken Thomas, acn@goes.com / cell 908-763-6468. No electronic scoresheets. NS, NC, W.


Nov. 30   GAME 10's Galore #3 (QC)   GPP: 10 Enhanced   New Jersey

2 sections (Open and U2200). Dean of Chess Academy, 1161 Route #202, Branchburg, NJ 08876 (near Chubb Lane) GRAND PRIX SECTION: 9RR, G/10, All Masters will be in top section, which will be a 9SS if necessary. $300, G$$ 100-100-100. Top 10 players entering event must play in GP section. U2200 SECTION: 10RR OR 10SS based on entries. G$$ 90% of EF collected returned in prizes. 1-2-3 get 50%-30%-20%. Top 10 players entering event must play in GP section. BOTH SECTIONS: Rounds 11pm then ASAP. No Byes: $33 if mailed by Nov 26, $36 online at entryfeesrus.com, $39 at site. Reg.: to 11am, Nov 30. Entries to: Ken Thomas, 115 W Moore St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Contact Ken at Cell 908-763-6468 or acn@goes.com. NS NC W.


Nov. 30   Westfield Quads

3 RR game/45 full k. Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield N.J. Prizes: $50 to first in each section. Entrance Fee: $20, $15 members. Registration: 2-2:15 p.m. Rounds: 2:30-4:20-6:10 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-946-7379 www.westfieldchessclub.com.


December


Dec. 6 (not Dec. 13)   Greater Cherry Hill Chess Swiss, Quad, and Kids Swiss (Sat)

For info. and registration, go to www.decemberchess.eventbrite.com. For more info. e-mail Dan at hermanator3@comcast.net or call (856) 287-2393.


Dec. 6   GAME 10's Galore #4 (QC)   GPP: 10 Enhanced   New Jersey

2 sections (Open and U2200). Dean of Chess Academy, 1161 Route #202, Branchburg, NJ 08876 (near Chubb Lane) GRAND PRIX SECTION: 9RR, G/10, All Masters will be in top section, which will be a 9SS if necessary. $300, G$$ 100-100-100. Top 10 players entering event must play in GP section. U2200 SECTION: 10RR OR 10SS based on entries. G$$ 90% of EF collected returned in prizes. 1-2-3 get 50%-30%-20%. Top 10 players entering event must play in GP section. BOTH SECTIONS: Rounds 4pm then ASAP. No Byes: $33 if mailed by Dec. 2, $36 online at entry feesrus.com, $39 at site. Reg.: to 4pm, Dec. 6. Entries to: Ken Thomas, 115 W Moore St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Contact Ken at Cell 908-763-6468 or acn@goes.com. NS NC W.


Dec. 6   The Greater Princeton Championship

Princeton Day School, 650 The Great Road. Trophies to top 3 school teams and top 6 in each section. Trophies to all players. Sections: FUTURE MASTERS and CLOSED begin 10:45 (must preregister). FUTURE MASTERS G/60 3 rounds (Players K-12 over 1200), CLOSED G/45 (K-12 over 1000) 4 rds, ALL OTHER SECTIONS On Site Reg.: 11:30-12:30. 4 Rds.: 1, 2, 3, 4pm. (times will be accelerated if possible) G/30: OPEN (Players K-12 U-1000), Reserve (K-12 U-800), Novice II (K-8 U-600), Novice I (unrated K-6), K-1 (unrated) NO SCORE K-1 (unrated). PARENTS OF PLAYERS G/30, rated, 3 rounds. Info and Register online: www.pds.org/chess. Inquires to Bonnie Waitzkin. Chessteach@gmail.com. Registration $35 (On-site $45).


Dec. 7   ICA Early Winter 2008 Open Championship   GPP: 6   New Jersey

NEW FORMAT & INCREASED PRIZE FUND Bergen Academy, 200 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601. Open To All Ages With Rating >1400 4SS G/60 U. S. Chess Federation Membership Required, Prize Fund ($$ b/40) 1st - 3rd $300, $250, $200, U2000, U1800, U1600 each $100. Best Under 13 Years Old $75, Best Over 65 Years Old $75. Prize Fund Will Not Be Reduced Below 70 %. Reg Ends at 9 Late Entrants Will Receive 1/2 Point Bye For Rnd 1. EF: Adv (pmk. By Dec 3rd) $40, AT Site $45. GMs Free Entry. Make EF: and/or USCF membership checks payable to: International Chess Academy. INFO 201 287 0250 or 201833 1741, Email: Diana@icanj.net (Web Site Entries: www.icanj.net). Rds.: 9:30 AM, 11:45 AM, 2:15 PM, 4:30 PM. ENT: Diana Tulman, 28 Canterbury Lane, New Milford, NJ 07646. NS NC W.


Dec. 7   ICA Early Winter 2008 Scholastic Championship

4 SS, EVERYONE PLAYS 4 GAMES, ALL PLAYERS WITH 2.5 POINTS OR MORE WILL RECEIVE A TROPHY!!! Bergen Academy, 200 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601. U.S. CHESS FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED FOR SECTIONS 1 AND 2. Info: 201 287 0250 or 201 833 1741 E-mail: Diana@icanj.net. (Web Site Entries: www.icanj.net) EF Adv (pmk by Dec. 3rd) $25 AT Site $30 Reg ends 1/2 hr before 1st rnd. Late entrants will receive 1/2 point bye for rnd 1. In 4 Sections Section 1: G/45 Open to players rated below 1200 K through 12th grade. Rds.: 9:45 AM, 11:30, 1:15, 3:00 PM. Section 2: G/60 Open to players rated below 1600 K through 12th grade. Rds: 9:45 AM, 12:00, 2:15, 4:30 PM. Section 3: Open to unrated players K through 2nd grade. Rds.: 10:15 AM (tournament will end at approximately 1:00 PM). Section 4: Open to unrated players K through 12th grade. Rds.: 10:00 AM (tournament will end at approximately 2:00 PM). ENT: Diana Tulman, 28 Canterbury Lane, New Milford, NJ 07646. NS NC W.


Dec. 7   Westfield Quads

3 RR game/45 full k. Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield N.J. Prizes: $50 to first in each section. Entrance Fee: $20, $15 members. Registration: 2-2:15 p.m. Rounds: 2:30-4:20-6:10 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-946-7379 www.westfieldchessclub.com.


Dec. 13   GAME 10's Galore #5 (QC)   GPP: 10 Enhanced   New Jersey

2 sections (Open and U2200). Dean of Chess Academy, 1161 Route #202, Branchburg, NJ 08876 (near Chubb Lane) GRAND PRIX SECTION: 9RR, G/10, All Masters will be in top section, which will be a 9SS if necessary. $300, G$$ 100-100-100. Top 10 players entering event must play in GP section. U2200 SECTION: 10RR OR 10SS based on entries. G$$ 90% of EF collected returned in prizes. 1-2-3 get 50%-30%-20%. Top 10 players entering event must play in GP section. BOTH SECTIONS: Rounds 4pm then ASAP. No Byes: $33 if mailed by Dec. 8, $36 online at entry feesrus.com, $39 at site. Reg.: to 4pm, Dec. 13. Entries to: Ken Thomas, 115 W Moore St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Contact Ken at Cell 908-763-6468 or acn@goes.com. NS NC W.


Dec. 18   ATKM 3rd Thursday Quads

3 RR G/30 t/d5, Quads are grouped by rating. All the King's Men Chess Shop, 62 S Broadway, Pitman NJ 08071. Prizes: $25 1st per quad. Unrated cannot win more than $10. EF: $12, $10 ATKMCC members. Unrated (i.e. players with NO rating whatsoever, provisional or otherwise) $7, $5 ATKMCC members. Reg.: 6:15 - 6:45 PM. Rds.: 7-8-9 pm. INFO: Stephen Dick, cs@ATKMchessSets.com, 856-582-8222. All: Visa/MC/Disc OK w/$1 paid surcharge. Bring a clock!


Dec. 19   Greater Cherry Hill Rapid Chess (Fri.)

For info. and registration go to www.decemberrapidchess.eventbrite.com. For info. e-mail Dan at hermanator3@comcast.net or call (856) 287-2393.


Dec. 20   Hamilton Chess Club Quads

3RR 40/80 15/30 15/30. Full K. Ray Dwier Recreation Center, Bldg. 392, Groveville, NJ 08620. Quads open to all EF: $10. $25 per Quad. Reg.: 9-10:30/am. Rds.: 10:30/am-1:30/pm-4:30/pm NJ State Chess Federation, no dues magazine Subscription per year, OSA NS NC W.


Dec. 27   Viking Last Saturday Quads

Somerset Ramada Inn, 60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset Exit 12, Route #287. In 4 player Quads. G/90, Regs.: before 9am, Rds.: 9-12-3, EF Top quad $30, lower Quads EF is $20 or $30. Prize: Top quad is $80, Lower quads between $40 and $80. Prize is based on the number of players paying $30. Player paying $20 may win only $40. Info: Ken Thomas, acn@goes.com / cell 908-763-6468. No electronic scoresheets. NS, NC, W.


January


Jan. 4   2009 Westfield Quads

3 RR Game/45 full K Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, N.J. Prizes: $50 to first in each quad. Entrance Fee: $20, $15 Members. Registration: 2-2:15 p.m. Rounds: 2:30-4:20-6:10 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-946-7379. Website: www.westfieldchessclub.com.


Jan. 5-Feb. 2   Hackettstown Winter Swiss

5SS, 40/90, additional 40/60 or SD 60-Players Choice. Hackettstown Community Center, 293 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ. EF: $10, Jrs or Srs $7. Winner gets DOUBLE prize, trophy or chess books (selected from the USCF catalog, remaining top 40%, trophy or chess book). Reg.: 7-7:30PM. RDS.: 7:30PM Mondays. 908-852-5925. ENT: Harold J Darst, 111 W Moore St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. (908) 852-5925. WCL JGP.


Jan. 11   2009 Westfield Quads

3 RR Game/45 full K Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, N.J. Prizes: $50 to first in each quad. Entrance Fee: $20, $15 Members. Registration: 2-2:15 p.m. Rounds: 2:30-4:20-6:10 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-946-7379. Website: www.westfieldchessclub.com.


A Heritage Event!
Jan. 16-19, 17-19 or 18-19   41st annual Liberty Bell Open   GPP: 80 Enhanced   Pennsylvania

7SS, 40/2, SD/1 (3 day option, rds 1-2 G/75; 2 day, rds 1-4 G/40). U900 Section plays 1/18-19 only, G/40. Sheraton City Center Hotel, 17th & Race Sts., Philadelphia 19103. $$20,000 b/320 paid entries (U900 Section counts 1/3, GMs ½), else in proportion, except minimum 60% of each prize guaranteed. In 2006 to 2008, the tournament had over 320 paid entries each year and the $20,000 projected prize fund was increased. In 8 sections. Open: $2000-1000-500-300-200, 1st clear or on tiebreak $100 bonus, 2300-2399 $800-400, U2300/Unr $800-400. FIDE. Under 2100: $1000-600-400-300-200. Under 1900: $1000-600-400-300-200. Under 1700: $1000-600-400-300-200. Under 1500: $1000-600-400-300-200. Under 1300: $700-400-250-150-100. Under 1100: $700-400-250-150-100. Under 900: $150-100-50, trophies to top 8. Unrated may enter any section, but may not win over $50 in U900, $100 in U1100, $200 U1300, $300 U1500, $400 U1700, or $500 U1900. Top 5 sections EF: 4 day $99, 3 day $98, 2 day $97 mailed by 1/8, all $100 online at chesstour.com by 1/13, $105 phoned by 1/13 (406-896-2038, entry only, no questions), $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site. GMs free, $80 deducted from prize. U1300, U1100 Sections EF: All $20 less to rated players. U900 Section EF: $27 mailed by 1/8, $28 online by 1/13, $30 phoned by 1/13, $40 at site. All: FREE TO UNRATED. Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 yr USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry: online at chesstour.com $30; mailed, phoned or paid at site $40. Mailed entry $3 less to PSCF members. Re entry (except Open Section) $80. 4-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds 7 pm, 11-6, 11-6, 10-4:30. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds.11-2:30-6, 11-6, 10-4:30. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sun 9 am, rds 10-12-2-4-6, 10-4:30. Under 900 schedule: Reg. ends Sun. 9 am, rds 10-12-2-4, 10-12-2. Bye: all, limit 3, must commit before rd 3 and have under 2 pts. HR: $93-93-93-93, 215-448-2000, reserve by Jan 2 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve through chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Questions: 845-496-9658, www.chesstour.com. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. WCL JGP.


February


Feb. 8   ICA Winter 2009 Open Championship   GPP: 10   New Jersey

Bergen Academy, 200 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack NJ 07601. Open To All Ages With Rating >1400 4SS G/60 U. S. Chess Federation Membership Required, Prize Fund ($$ b/40) 1st - 3rd $300, $250, $200, U2000, U1800, U1600 each $100. Best Under 13 Years Old $75, Best Over 65 Years Old $75. Prize Fund Will Not Be Reduced Below 70%. Reg Ends at 9 Late Entrants Will Receive 1/2 Point Bye For Rnd 1. EF: Adv (pmk. By Feb 4th) $40, AT Site $45. GMs Free Entry. Make EF: and/or USCF membership checks payable to: International Chess Academy. INFO 201 287 0250 or 201 833 1741, Email: Diana@icanj.net (Web Site Entries: www.icanj.net). Rds.: 9:30 AM, 11:45 AM, 2:15 PM, 4:30 PM. ENT: Diana Tulman, 28 Canterbury Lane, New Milford, NJ 07646. NS NC W.


A Heritage Event!
Feb. 14-16   World Amateur Team & U.S. Team East   New Jersey

39th Annual - Celebrate the 60's! 6SS, 40/2, SD/1. Parsippany Hilton, 1 Hilton Ct., Parsippany, N.J. 07054. Chess Rate valid until 1/16. Reserve early 973-267-7373 or 1- 800-HILTONS. Morris/Essex train to Morris Plains 1.5 miles. Open to 4- player teams with one optional alternate. Team average (4 highest ratings-2008 Annual Rating list) must be under 2200, no more than 1000 points between 3rd & 4th board if team average over 2000. EF: $140 postmarked by 2/5/09. $180 after or at door. - all teams, any changes at site $25 charge. Check out official website www.njscf.org. Prizes: 1-5th Place teams, plaque and 4 digital clocks; Top Team (Denis Barry Award) U2100, 2000, 1900, 1800, 1700, 1600, 1500, 1400, 1300, 1200, 1000 each plaque and 4 Digital Clocks; Top college team (same school) 4 Digital Clocks & plaque; Top HS team (grades 9-12 same school), Top Middle School (grades 5-9 same school), Top Elementary School (grades K-6 same school), Top 2 Scholastic Teams (mixed schools okay) (Collins Award), Mixed Doubles (2 males, 2 females-no alternates), Seniors (all players over age 50), Military, each plaque & 4 Digital Clocks to top team; Company Team (same employer) Old Timers Trophy (all players over 65), Family (4 family members), State teams-CT, DE, MD, MA, NJ, NY, (Benjamin Award), PA, VA, NC, Canada, Ethel Collins Perseverance (lowest scoring scholastic) each plaque top team; Best Player 1-4 and top alternate, All 6-0 scores each Digital clock. Biggest Individual upset each round Engraved Cross pen; Entry fee refunded to team with Best "Chess related" name, Sunday night- Best "Chess Related costumes or gimmick-1960's theme"-gourmet dinner for four. Reg. 9-12 Sat 2/14. Rds. 1-7:30, 11-6, 9-3:30. Special Events!! Surprises and special give-aways each round. Sunday night-Bughouse $20 per team-cash prizes, Sunday Morning- 960 Tournament 8AM-Two Person team event $20 per team-prizes per entries. HR: Parsippany Hilton, chess rates expire 1/16/2009. Rates $117 (up to 4 in room) 2nd hotel now attached to Hilton also up to 4 in room $112 per night-Hampton Inn--includes breakfast for 4 each day. For help forming teams and more information contact esdoyle@aol.com: Chks payable to NJSCF, mail by 2/01 to: E.Steven Doyle, 17 Stonehenge Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. (Include Team name, Captain, players full names, USCF Expiration, ID numbers and ratings in board order). Include SASE for confirmation if wanted, No registered or certified mail accepted. NS, NC, W. WCL JGP. 2009 USAT Playoff is scheduled for March 21, 2009 on ICC. More details will be posted soon.


Feb. 28-Mar. 1   New York State Scholastic Championships (out of state welcome)   New York

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. Free 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 Denker Tournament 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 406-896-2038, all sections: EF $45 by 2/6, $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, 518-584-4000, 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. WCL JGP (top 5 sections). March official ratings used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games usually used if otherwise unrated.


March


Mar. 1   New Jersey State Elementary Championships

A State Championship Event! 5SS, G/30. Brookdale College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. Student Life Center, use Parking Lot #7 or #6; 5 minutes from Garden State Parkway exit 109. 2 Sections: Elementary (K-6) & Primary (K-3). All: Trophies to top 15 individuals, top 5 teams. Elementary & Primary: Top 5 in each grade. Rds.: 10 am then ASAP. Top 4 scores constitute the team score for Elementary; top 3 for Primary. EF: $25 before 2/23, $45 at site. USCF memb. req'd. EF includes 1 year memb. to NJSCF for NJ state residents. Reg.: 8-9:00 am. After 9:00 am, 1/2 point bye for round 1. INFO: 973-228-7039, ENT: Mike Somers, 29 Oakland Ave., West Caldwell, NJ 07006. Entries must include name, grade & school, date of birth, USCF ID # & Expiration date, mailing address, email address, phone number and entry fee. Checks made out to NJSCF.


Mar. 7-8   New Jersey High School Championships

A State Championship Event! 5SS, G/90. Rutgers University - Busch Campus Center 604 Bartholomew Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854-8002. Call (732) 445-6127 for directions. 3 sections: Varsity Championship (9-12): 5 player teams with one alternate allowed. Coaches set order by player strength. Order must not be changed. Team avg. based on top 5 highest ratings. Trophies to top 10 NJ teams. Trophies for top three players, boards 1-5. Rds.: Sat. 10-2-6, Sun. 10-2. EF: $125/team before 2/28. $175/team at site. $5 per change on site. Junior Varsity (9-12): 4 player teams with one alternate allowed. Team avg. based on top 4 highest ratings. Trophies to top 10 NJ teams. Trophies for top 3 players, boards 1-4. Rds.: Sat. 10-2-6, Sun. 10-2. EF: $100/team before 2/28, $150 team on site. $5 per change on site. Booster (K-12): Trophies to top 15 individuals, top 5 teams, top 2 JHS, & top 2 elementary (K-6). Rds.: Sat. 10-2-6, Sun 10-2. Top 4 scores constitute team score. EF: $25 before 2/28, $35 at site. All: USCF memb. required. EF includes 1 year membership to NJSCF for NJ residents. Reg.: Sat. 8-9:00am. After 9:00am, 1/2 Point bye for round one. Info: 973-794-4601. ENT: Make checks payable to NJSCF and send to Roger Inglis, 49A Mara Rd., Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034. Entries must include, name, grade & school, date of birth, USCF ID# & exp. date, mailing address, email address, phone number and entry fee. WCL JGP.


Mar. 8   New Jersey Junior High School Championships

A State Championship Event! 5SS, G/30. Rutgers University - Busch Campus Center 604 Bartholomew Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854-8002. Section: JHS (K-9). ALL: Trophies to top 15 individuals, top 5 teams. Rds.: 10am then ASAP. Top 4 scores constitute team score. EF: $25 before 2/28, $45 at site. $5 for changes at site. USCF memb. req'd. EF includes 1 year memb. to NJSCF for NJ state residents. Reg.: 8-9:00 am. After 9:00 am, half-point bye for round one. INFO: 732-259-3881, hsprechman@aol.com. ENT: New Jersey State Chess Federation (NJSCF), PO Box 1511, Jackson, New Jersey 08527. Entries must include name, grade & school, date of birth, USCF ID # & Expiration date, mailing address, email address, phone number and entry fee. Checks made out to NJSCF.


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