Our second annual tournament will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018. All net proceeds will be donated to Mount Sinai Hospital’s Ovarian Cancer Translational Research Laboratory, a genomic research program dedicated to uncovering the genetic basis for the early detection and prevention of ovarian cancer.
Charity Chess Championship 2nd Annual Tournament
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 8:30am-5:00pm
Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School
4 West 93rd Street (between CPW & Columbus Avenues)
New York, NY 10025
The first 50 people to register for the Quad or Simul will receive a free shared ride for up to 2 people within Manhattan to the tournament on Sunday, May 20th compliments of VIA.
Our first tournament was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 and raised over $20,000 for Band of Parents, a non-profit organization with the goal of funding new therapies at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for Neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in children under 2 years of age.
Charity Chess Championship, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation inspired by 11-year old Daniel Mero as a way to combine his passion for chess with his desire to help others. The organization was formed for the charitable purpose of raising money by holding an annual chess tournament and donating all of the net profits to a charitable organization.
There will be three primary events plus a Silent Auction:
1. 3-ROUND USCF-RATED QUADS / GAME 45, d/5
2. GRANDMASTER TANDEM SIMUL FEATURING GM MARC ARNOLD & GM ROBERT HESS
3. GRANDMASTER BLITZ TOURNAMENT
3-ROUND USCF-RATED QUADS / GAME 45, d/5
Open to adults and children. Non-Cash prizes awarded to Quads winners. Winner of highest-rated Quad wins free entry to GM Blitz tournament. Players will be paired in quads of 4, starting with 4 highest registered players based on their USCF May Ratings Supplement and continuing down. The 1st round will start at 9AM sharp! Please arrive by 8:30am, so we can begin Round 1 promptly at 9:00am.
CHECK IN BY 8:45AM is MANDATORY!
Approximate end time 2:30pm. Byes are not permitted. All players must be registered on site before 8:30am .
GRANDMASTER TANDEM SIMUL FEATURING GM ROBERT HESS & GM MARC ARNOLD
Open to adults and children. 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? Non-cash prizes awarded for wins or draws. All players must be registered on site before 10:45AM. Starts at 11:00AM sharp. Approximate end time is 1:00pm.
GRANDMASTER BLITZ TOURNAMENT
7 Round, Swiss 3/2 USCF BLITZ RATED
GM Marc Arnold
GM Maurice Ashley
GM Oliver Barbosa
GM Joel Benjamin
GM Anatoly Bykhovsky
GM Pascal Charbonneau
GM Max Dlugy
GM John Fedorowicz
WGM Sabina Foisor
GM Robert Hess
GM Irina Krush
GM Elshan Moradiabadi
GM Magesh Panchanathan
GM Mark Paragua
GM Arun Prasad
GM Michael Rohde
GM Alexander Stripunsky
With Special Guest IM Jay Bonin
Would you like to play in the Grandmaster Blitz tournament? We will be auctioning off several wildcard spots in our Silent Auction and a spot in our Raffle! In addition, the winner of the highest-rated Quad will receive automatic entry into the GM Blitz tournament. Those are the only ways to enter to play with the GMs in 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.