Sep 3-5. 74th Annual New Jersey Open Championship

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix! Sept. 3rd-5th or Sept. 4th-5th
New Jersey US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 80
74th Annual New Jersey Open Championship – Over $8,000 in Prizes – based on 150 paid entries.
6-SS, 40/2, SD/30 d5.
Newly Renovated! Headquarters Plaza Hyatt, 3 Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ 07960.
For chess rate ($145 per night base, $5 overnight parking)

To register for rooms online:

Phone: 973-647-1234, mention NJ Chess.
Parking is no longer free during the day ($5 overnight), public transportation to NYC, Philadelphia. Walking distance to 30 restaurants, shops and parks within 5 minute stroll.

Register for hotel by 8/2

EF: $78 if received by 8/28, GMs and IMs free entry, $82 online at njscf.org until 9pm 8/31, $95 onsite – cash only. Re-entry: $40.
In 3 sections, Open Section, Under 1800, Under 1600. With 3 day and 2 day schedules. Prizes: Open: $1000, $850, $700, $500, $450, Class Prizes: 2200 – 2399: $400, $250, $100; 2000 – 2199: $400, $250, $100; U2000: $400, $250 100; Class Prize: Top Senior (55+): 150; Trophy to NJ Champion. Under 1800 Section: $400, $250, $100, Class Prizes: Top Senior (55+): 150. Under 1600 Section: $400, $250, $100, Class Prizes: Top Senior (55+): 150, Top D, E & F: $150. $100 prize for best Open section game. $100 prize for best game in either Under 1800 or Under 1600 section. All sections get these trophies: Top 3, Top Senior over 55, Top under age 16, Top under age 13. Unrated may win first place in Open section only. 3 day registration at hotel: 9:00am-11:00am 9/3. 2 day reg at hotel: Sunday, 9/4 9-10 am. Rounds: 3 day Saturday 12:00 & 6:30 pm, Sunday 11 am & 6 pm, Monday 9 am & 3:30 pm. Rounds: 2 day 1-2-3(G/60 d5) Sunday 10:30 am, 12:45 pm and 3:00 pm. 3 Day and 2 Day schedules merge in round 4. . Byes: 3 half-point byes allowed in rounds 1-5 if requested before round. EQUIPMENT NOT PROVIDED. Masks will be optional (subject to change per local/state regulations on day of event). Email: halsprechman@gmail.com Phone: (732) 259-3881. Mail checks made payable to NJSCF to: Hal Sprechman, 15 Reigate Ln., Manchester. NJ 08759. Entries should include name, USCF ID and expirations, mailing address, email address, phone, section and schedule desired and entry fee.
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