Charity Chess Championship - Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Registration Now - Great Silent Auction & Raffle Items!!!
Scott Mero <firstname.lastname@example.org>
May 15 at 11:35 PM
Please help spread the word.... Thank you!
Registration is now open for the first annual Charity Chess Championship Tournament which will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in New York City, with all net proceeds being donated to pediatric cancer research. Please Register Early!
Charity Chess Championship Tournament
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 8:30am-5:00pm
Park Avenue Synagogue - Lower Level
50 East 87th Street (at Madison Avenue)
New York, NY 10128
There will be three primary events:
3 ROUND USCF-RATED QUADS / GAME 45, D/5
Open to both adults and children. Players will be paired in quads of 4, starting with 4 highest registered players based on their published USCF rating and continuing down. The 1st round will start at 9AM sharp! Check-in at 8:45am, approximate end time 2:30pm. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE. The winner of the highest-rated Quad will receive automatic entry in to our Grandmaster Blitz Tournament.
QUAD REGISTRATION at http://www.charitychess.org
Registration for Quads is limited to the first 150 Registrants - Registration Fee is $45
Please bring your own chess clock if you have one and score pads. Boards and pieces supplied. USCF (United States Chess Federation) Membership is required. No byes permitted.
GRANDMASTER TANDEM SIMUL:
Tandem Simul with GM Robert Hess & GM Marc Arnold. Two of the top players in the US will be taking on all comers in an exhibition of their chess prowess! Do you have what it takes to upset them? The Simul is open for anyone to play. Registration fee is $45. Starts at 11:00am sharp. Approximate end time is 1:00pm.
SIMUL REGISTRATION at http://www.charitychess.org
GRANDMASTER BLITZ TOURNAMENT - 7 Round, Swiss 3/2
- GM Lev Alburt
GM Marc Arnold
GM Oliver Barbosa
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Anatoly Bykhovsky
GM Pascal Charbonneau
GM Max Dlugy
GM John Fedorowicz
GM Alex Fishbein
GM Robert Hess
GM Mackenzie Molner
GM Magesh Panchanathan
GM Mark Paragua
GM Michael Rohde
GM Vladimir Romanenko
Would you like to play in the Grandmaster Blitz tournament? We will be auctioning off four wildcard spots in our Silent Auction! In addition, the winner of the highest-rated Quad will receive automatic entry into the GM Blitz tournament. The GM blitz tournament will start at 2:30pm and the format is 7-Round, Swiss-System. 3 minutes/with 2 minute increment. USCF Blitz-Rated.
Even if you don't play chess, please consider coming by our charity chess event. There are a lot of great silent auction and raffle items and we are raising money for an important cause - supporting Band of Parents, an organization dedicated to funding new therapies for Neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in children under 2 years of age.
A sampling of our Silent Auction/Raffle Items:
Four Seats to play with the Grandmasters in the Grandmaster Blitz Tournament
Shake Shack Frozen Custard Party for 10
4 Southwest Airlines flight epass(es)
David Villa autographed NYCFC jersey
David Villa autographed NYCFC hat
David Cone autographed baseball
Leonard Wiliams autographed mini Jets helmet
NY Yankees tickets
NY Knicks tickets
NY Rangers tickets
NY Islanders tickets
Stephen Curry autographed basketball
Tony Romo autographed football
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Autographed Play Magnus Chess Set & Board with autographed carrying case
Wollman Rink (Central Park) Family Public Session Season Pass
2 Half Hour Private Ice Skating Lessons - Wollman Rink
2 Central Park Carousel Ticket Books (50 tickets)
One week (5 days) of TCR Tennis Camp with door to door NYC transportation
One year membership to The Marshall Chess Club
One week (5 days) of Little House of Chess Chess Camp
One week (5 days) of PS41 Chess Camp
Four Group lessons for Grandmaster Maxim Dlugy's Chess Max Academy
Chess lesson from Grandmaster Maurice Ashley
Chess lesson from Grandmaster Alex Lenderman
Chess lesson from Grandmaster Joel Benjamin
Chess lesson from USCF National Master Bruce Pandolfini, America's most experienced chess teacher
Chess lesson from International Grandmaster Irina Krush, Seven time winner of the US Women's Chess Championship
Chess lesson from USCF National Master Evan Rabin, founder of Premier Chess with 10+ years of teaching experience
3 Entries to the Chess Educators International Open in Orlando, Florida
2 chemical peels from UWS cosmetic dermatologist Susan Ungar
One complete hair and makeup service
$350 gift certificate for gourmet custom designed cake from Cute as Cake, premier NYC baker
Pie Making class with Stacy Donnelly, piemaker for the hit Broadway show Waitress the Musical
Soul Cycle gift pack
Fairway Markets debit card
L'Occitane gift box
GM Lev Alburt autographed books
"Case of Cabs" Humanitas Napa Cabernets - Humanitas Wines
Case of Humanitas Napa Mixed Red and White Wine - Humanitas Wines
Pajama Party at NY Kids Club
Lili Backstage Signed Illustration by Rachel Isadora
Swan Lake Signed Illustration by Rachel Isadora
Firebird Autographed Illustration by Rachel Isadora
Signed Illustration from Flossie & The Fox by Rachel Isadora
Autographed Illustration from Sophie Skates by Rachel Isadora
Luke Goes to Bat Signed Illustration by Rachel Isadora
Autographed Illustration of Lili at "Opening Night" by Rachel Isadora
"Not Just Tutus" Signed Illustration by Rachel Isadora
Warner Bros. Entertainment collectibles, watch and other figures
The Silent Auction will close at 4:30pm on Sunday, May 21st.
Charity Chess Championship, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization inspired by 10-year old Daniel Mero as a way to combine his passion for chess with his desire to help others. We are holding a charity chess tournament featuring over a dozen chess Grandmasters in NYC on Sunday, May 21, 2017 to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Details can be found in the following article and on our website http://www.charitychess.org.
https://new.uschess.org/kids/giving-bac ... rity-chess -champs-set-may-21/
All donations are gratefully accepted. Donations can be made by credit card or Paypal by logging on to the website http://www.charitychess.org and clicking on the donate button.
Please contact me at (917) 596-6031 if you have any questions or need additional information.
Thank you for your support and for helping to spread the word!
Charity Chess Championship is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law