Sept. 2-4 or 3-4 70th Annual New Jersey Open Championship
US Chess Grand Prix Points: 60
All Prizes Guaranteed!! 6-SS, 40/2 d5, SD/1. Headquarters Plaza Hyatt, 3 Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ 07960. (973) 898-9100. A luxury hotel including spa. Free parking. For chess rate ($124/night) use https://aws.passkey.com/go/NJChessSep17 for online reservations. Room block expires on 8/1. Short walk to train station with service to New York and Philadelphia (via Newark). 5 minute walk to many restaurants and shopping.
In 3 sections, Open Section, Under 2000, Under 1600. With 3 day and 2 day schedules.
Prizes: Open: $1000-$800-$600-$400-$200, Top Expert & A: $200 and trophy. Trophy to NJ Champion. Under 2000 $500-$300-$100. Top B & C: $200 and trophy. Under 1600: $500-$300-$100. Top D, E & F: $200 and trophy. $100 prize for best Open section game. $100 prize for best game in either Under 2000 or Under 1600 section. All Prizes Guaranteed. All sections get these trophies: Top 3, Top Senior over age 55, Top Under Age 16, Top Under Age 13. Unrated may win first place in Open section only.
Early Entry Fee $68 if paid by 8/29. EF onsite is $80. $50 for re-entry. Make checks payable to NJSCF. Online registration is $70 at njscf.org until midnight on 8/31.
3 day reg at hotel: 9:00am-11:00am 9/2. 2 day reg at hotel: Sunday, 9/3 9-10am.
Rounds: 3 day Saturday 12:00 & 6:30pm, Sunday 11am & 6pm, Monday 9am & 3:30pm. Rounds: 2 day 1-2-3(G/60 d5) Sunday 10:30am, 12:45pm and 3:00pm. 3 Day and 2 Day schedules merge in round 4.
Entries to Hal Sprechman, 66 Cromwell Ln., Jackson, NJ 08527. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact NJ Chess Federation office if you have any questions.