My name is Andrew (Andy) Walker and I am a new chess organiser who is hosting the “Cabin Fever Breakout” chess tournament. This event will take place at the Best Western hotel on Wolf Road, Albany in the third week of February. The details are included below and at this link.
I would like to ask for your assistance in spreading the word about this event. Also your playing support and that of all your friends and students will be appreciated. My goal is to hold tournaments in the NY, CT, NJ and MA areas while popularising chess and providing lots of enjoyable, safe competitions for all.
Andrew Walker (http://www.eclecticchesspromotions.com)
Feb 21st – Feb 22nd, 2009
Best Western Albany Airport Inn, Wolf Road, Albany, NY
http://www.bestwesternalbanyairport.com (518) 458-1000
Hotel Room Chess rate $74/day
Eclectic Chess Promotions, 28 Locust Park, Albany, NY 12205
$5 surcharge at the door on Feb 21st, 2009.
50% of prizes in all sections GUARANTEED,
max payout Depends on Entrants (DOE) but proportionately scaled.
OPEN AND UNDER-1800
Format: Four Rds SS – Two sections Open and U1800; REG 9:00am-10:00am
Entry Fees: $45 for Open section & U1800 section, students under 25yrs
Entry Fee: $25 photo student ID required
Time Control: G/90, Round @ 10:30am, 2:30pm both Sat & Sun.
Prizes $1325 based on 50 entries DOE
Open prizes – $300, $200, $100, best U2000 $75
U1800 prizes – $250, $175, $100, $50, best U1400 $75
MIDDLE & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS TOURNAMENT
Format: Four Rds depending on entrants
Entry Fee: $15, Trophies to top five places, G/60
Format: (Saturday) Blitz G/5 min SS tourney @ 6:00pm, six Rds,
two Sections (Open, U1800)
Entry Fee: $15. Based on at least ten entrants.
Open prizes: $65, $40, $25
U1900 prizes: $65, $40, $25