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Chess in the Schools 16th Annual Chess in the Park Rapid Open!

16th Annual Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open.

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Tournament Details
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Location:  Central Park at the Bethesda Fountain (Enter at 72nd Street/5th Avenue or Central Park West)
This is a FREE event!
6 Round G/10 Rapid Tournament in 6 Sections

Sections
Open Championship: open to all rated 1700 and above (no exceptions)
Intermediate: open to players rated 1300 to 1699
Reserve: open to players rated 900-1299
Novice: open to players rated under 900
Adult/Teen Unrated: open to unrated players aged 13 and above.
Youth Unrated: open to unrated players aged 12 and under.

More information:

  • Featuring IM/GM Speed Chess Match at 10:00 AM
  • Chess puzzles for kids through the day
  • Oversized chess display with blitz play
  • Play the Master Booth all day!
  • FREE T-Shirts for the first 500 players.  Must arrive on time to receive the FREE shirt.

Schedule:
Check-in: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
GM vs. IM Speed Match: 10:00 AM
Round 1: 11:00 AM
Round 2: 12:00 PM
Round 3:  1:00 PM
Round 4:  2:00 PM
Round 5:  3:00 PM
Round 6:  4:00 PM
Award Ceremony:  4:30 PM



Also:  Chess in the Schools has  partnered with World Chess as part of their public programs.  As such, at this event some of the top winners will receive special tickets to visit the site of the 2016 World Chess Championship in NYC.  We will also have many other giveaways and information for the 2016 World Chess Championship between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin.




 

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