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Charity Chess Championship - Sunday, May 21, 2017

Post by NewTreeNo » May 16, 2017 12:29 am

Charity Chess Championship - Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Registration Now - Great Silent Auction & Raffle Items!!!

Scott Mero <>

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:


​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.


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.


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.



  • 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 DVDs

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 ... 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 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!

Best regards,

-Scott Mero

Charity Chess Championship is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law

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