- Oct 09 2022
- 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- in person
8th Annual Magnus High School and Junior High Chess League!
Columbia Grammar and Prep. High School Cafeteria, 36 W. 93rd St. (bet. Central Park West & Columbus Ave., near 96th St. subways), NYC. 12-SS, open to grades 7-12 born after 5/7/02. 3 sections: 1. Varsity (1800+ at match date or within prior year, and invitees), 6-SS, G/90, d30, FIDE. 2. Junior-Varsity (Under 1900 official rating at match date or unr.), G 75 d 10. 3. Novice (Under 1200 official rating at match date or unr.), G 60 d10. May be limited to 64 players each date (entries may be subject to wait list). Individual prizes (paid to top 2 scores after both rounds on each match date in each section): Varsity, $130-80, Junior-Varsity, $100-40, Novice, $60-40 ($40 prize limit to unr). Prize amounts may be adjusted up to 2 weeks before each match date. Team prizes: free/reduced price entry to 1 Continental Chess tmt. thru 12/31/23 to the 4-top-scoring players from same school across all 3 sections, plaques to top 3 overall team scores. Mixed Doubles (2-player male/female team, avg. rating U2200, may be in different sections and from different schools, must sign-up by 1/8, no extra fee): free entry to 1 CCA tmt. thru 12/31/23 to 1st Mixed Doubles team, chess sets to top 3 Mixed Doubles. Free/reduced price entries courtesy of Continental Chess and are valid for specified CCA tmts. with 100% guaranteed prizes. Additional awards updated on website. Rounds: Varsity, 10 am-2 pm; Junior-Varsity, 10 am-1:30 pmand Novice, 10 am-1 pm (all earlier if feasible) each match date. EF: $40 each date per player if paid by 5 pm the day before match, $50 later, at least 30 min. before game. Optional $800 EF per school for up to 8 players for all 12 rounds. Ent: www.magnusleague.org. Each date’s games submitted for USCF rating prior to next date’s games; Varsity games may be submitted to FIDE on separate schedule. Players must re-confirm before each date; official USCF rating list in effect on each date used for that date (Online Regular used if no OTB Regular; unofficial USCF ratings usually used if otherwise unrated). Prize limit $40 if Online Regular Rating is over 100 points over section or prize maximum. Prizes may be paid by PayPal (may take over a week). Limit 8 half-point byes (2 byes max. rds. 9-12), commit by Mar. 4. (by May 5 for players with minus scores if team also has minus score), all byes for 2nd game of match date must also commit by 11 am on match date. $20 fine for forfeits. Current USCF membership required to play each date. Teammate pairings avoided but possible. See www.magnusleague.org for Covid policies, rules and special situations, as well as ongoing important updates. Bonus Points and/or prizes may also be awarded and tiebreaks may include credit for playing each round (see website for updates). Bring digital clocks! Info: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. $15 service charge for refunds. School purchase orders: Chess Center of NY, PO Box 4615, New Windsor, NY 12553.