Annual

Halloween Chess Tournament

Open to ALL SCHOOLS and ALL Chess Players

Grades K – 12

Sunday October 28, 2018; Begins at 1:00 p.m

Location:  The British International School of New York;

15 Waterside Plaza New York, NY 10010-2612

(Dining Hall)

Parent supervision is required.

 

AWARDS:

  • Trophies for Top 10 players in each Section, with medals to all other participants! 

  • * Team Trophy for Top Three Schools in each Section. * To qualify as a ‘school team’ for any given section; a school must have a minimum of 2 players for that section. There must be a minimum of 2 schools competing in a section to earn the prize for that section. Top 3 individual scores in a section count towards the school team’s score for that section. To qualify as a ‘school team’ for any given section; a school must have a minimum of 2 players for that section. There must be a minimum of 2 schools competing in a section to earn the prize for that section. Top 3 individual scores in a section count towards the school team’s score for that section.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PRIZES:

  • Best Chess Costume

  • Scariest Costume

  • Cutest Costume

  • Most Unique Costume

  • Coolest Costume

  • Out-of-This-World Costume

  • ...all other students wearing costumes will be awarded a fun prize.

Chess sets will be provided. Please bring your chess clock if you have one.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT:

Swiss System. All Sections are Rated. Sections may be combined.

USCF membership is mandatory. Membership sign-up is available onsite.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

  • Onsite registrations: 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

  • Announcements and Player Check-In: 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.

  • Rounds begin at 1:00 p.m.

TOURNAMENT SECTIONS:

  • K-1 U600: Rounds begin at 1:00 p.m; 3 Rounds; G/25; 5 sec delay

  • K-5 U900: Rounds begin at 1:00 p.m; 4 Rounds; G/25; 5 sec delay

  • K-8 U1200: Rounds begin at 1:00 p.m; 3 Rounds; G/40; 5 sec delay

  • K-12 Open: Rounds begin at 1:00 p.m; 3 Rounds; G/40; 5 sec delay

ENTRY FEES:

All players:

  • $40 thru October 27, 2018.

  • $60 On Site Registration (Closes 15 min, before the start of Round 1)

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT:

  • ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

  • By Mail: Make Check Payable to Chess Educators and mail with your registration form to Chess Educators P.O. Box 160 New York, NY 10028. Deadlines apply to early registration rates. Please allow plenty of time for mailed entries.

Refunds:
If a player withdraws from the tournament by noon on the Friday before the tournament, a refund minus a $20 processing fee will be provided. Alternatively, the registration fee can be transferred to a future tournament, minus a $20 processing fee. Withdrawal requests must be sent via email to info@chesseducators.com. Refunds will not be issued to players that withdraw after 12:00pm EST the Friday before the event.

Contact/Tournament Organizer: Beatriz Marinello; Email: INFO@chesseducators.com; Phone: 917-553-4522

For more information about British International School of New York please visit www.bis-ny.org.

How to Get There

Directions to 15 Waterside Plaza:

 

By Car and approaching from south of 23rd Street: FDR Drive to the 20th-23rd Street exit, then onto the FDR Drive Service Road (along the East River) to 25th Street. Enter the Waterside Plaza complex go past the marina & UNIS. Parking is available for a fee at both the Marina at 23rd Street and at Waterside Plaza. Building 15 is on the Plaza level. To access the Plaza level take the main staircase just north of the parking garage entrance and walk South across the Plaza to Bldg 15.

By Car and approaching from north of 23rd Street: FDR Drive to the 23rd Street Exit; make a left at the 23rd Street traffic light and go underneath the FDR Drive; make a second left (bearing to the right) at the next traffic light onto the FDR Drive Service Road (along the East River) to 25th Street. Enter the Waterside Plaza complex go past the marina & UNIS. Parking is available for a fee at both the Marina at 23rd Street and at Waterside Plaza. Building 15 is on the Plaza level. To access the Plaza level take the main staircase just north of the parking garage entrance and walk South across the Plaza to Bldg 15.

By Taxi: If coming by taxi, ask the driver to take you to “Waterside Plaza”, when he pulls in, ask him to go straight just past the parking garage you will see a staircase with waterfall & glass elevator. Building 15 is on the Plaza level. To access the Plaza level take the main staircase just north of the parking garage entrance and walk South across the Plaza to Bldg 15.

By subway: Trains 1, 6, E, F, Q, 63 St/6 Ave Shuttle, or W to the 23rd Street station; then take the 23rd Street crosstown bus east (M23) to FDR Drive. Walk under the FDR drive, turn left at the Marina, and walk north two blocks along the East River. Enter Waterside complex, walk straight just past the parking garage you will see a staircase with waterfall & glass elevator. Building 15 is on the Plaza level. To access the Plaza level take the main staircase just north of the parking garage entrance and walk South across the Plaza to Bldg 15.

By bus: Any north or southbound bus to 23rd Street; transfer to the 23rd Street crosstown bus (M23) to the FDR Drive. Walk under the FDR drive, turn left at the Marina, and walk north two blocks along the East River. Or take the 34th Street crosstown bus (M-16 Waterside) east to Waterside Plaza (last stop). Enter Waterside complex, walk straight just past the parking garage you will see a staircase with waterfall & glass elevator. Building 15 is on the Plaza level. To access the Plaza level take the main staircase just north of the parking garage entrance and walk South across the Plaza to Bldg 15.

By foot: Take the pedestrian footbridge at the end of East 25th Street over the FDR Drive and follow the ramp to the left. Walk past water feature & roof access staircase and Bldg 15 will be on your right side.