Marchand Open 
April 1 & 2, 2017

Dr. Erich Marchand requested that his "friends play chess in his memory"

Strong Museum of Play
One Manhattan Square, Rochester NY  14607
Important Notice: There is no smoking allowed on The Strong campus

150 Grand Prix Points
5 round Swiss System.  Time control is G/115 w/5 second delay.

Registered GMs and IMs
GM Holden Hernandez
GM Aleks Lenderman
GM Alex Stripunsky
GM Bryan Smith
 GM Michael Rohde
GM Fidel Corrales
GM Eugene Perelshteyn

    4 Sections-  You only play opponents in your section.  All sections are USCF rated. 
    Open Section:  (also FIDE rated)  $3000-2000-1300-800-500-300;
        Under 2200 & U2000 each $750-450.      Total prizes: $10,300    Entry Fee:  $85
    U1800 Section:  $110-75-450;     Under 1600 $750-450.       Total prizes: $3500    Entry Fee:  $70
    U1400 Section:  $500-300-200;     Under 1200 $300-200.       Total prizes: $1500    Entry Fee:  $60
    U1000 Section:  $400-250-160;     Under 800 $200-130.      Total prizes: $1140    Entry Fee:  $50
Ratings as in March Supplement.  Unrated players limited to $125 in U1000, $175 in U1400, $375 in U1800. 
No limit in Open.  Balance to next prize winners.

All Entry Fees add $20 after 3/20/2017.  NYSCA members deduct $3
Free entry fee (deducted from prizes) and $100 appearance fee for all GMs and IMs if entered by 3/20/2017.

Registration:  8:30-9:15am.  Rounds:  Saturday 10:00-2:15-6:30;  Sunday 10:00-2:15. 
Optional first round Friday 3/31 at 7pm at Rochester Chess Center.  Register by 6:30.
One 1/2 point bye available in rounds 1, 2 3 or 4. 
Bring sets,  boards,  and clocks - none supplied.  USCF membership required. 
Food court and chess books and equipment sales available on-site.  Free Parking.

Important Notice:  There is NO SMOKING allowed on any part of The Strong Museum campus.

Information available on-line by going to www.nychess.org
or by calling the Rochester Chess Center at (585)-442-2430  

Click HERE for flyer

Mail Entry Form to:
Rochester Chess Center
221 Norris Drive
Rochester,  NY 14610
Or fax the form to (585) 442-2894;  or e-mail information to chesscenter@rochester.rr.com