Friday, March 2, 2018

Rochester's Biggest Chess Event: The Annual Marchand Tournament

Portrait of Dr. Erich Watkinson Marchand displayed at the Rochester Chess Center

The 40th Year - Don't miss it!

March 17-18th

At the Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY

The Strong Museum of Play, Downtown Rochester, NY

Tournament Life Announcement (TLA):
A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
MAR. 17-18   40th Annual Marchand Open
Dr. Erich Marchand "requested that his friends play chess in his memory." 5SS, G/115 d5. Location: Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607. $16,440 Gtd. Open Section: $3000- 2000-1300-800-500-300. Under 2200 & U2000 each $750-450. FIDE Rated. EF: $85. U1800 Section: $1100-750-450. Under 1600 $750-450. EF: $70. U1400 Section: $500-300-200. Under 1200 $300-200. EF: $60. U1000 Section: $400-250-160. Under 800 $200-130. EF: $50. Unrated players in the U1800 section can only win $375, in U1400 $175 & U1000 $125. No limit in Open. Balance to next prize winners. EF refunded and $100 appearance award to all GM and IM if paid by 3/5/2018. All EF add $20 after 3/5/2018. NYSCA members deduct $3. All sections USCF rated. Ratings as in March Supplement. Bring sets, boards, and clocks – none provided. Food court and chess books & equipment sales available onsite. No smoking allowed on The Strong campus. Free parking. Reg.: 8:30-9:15am. Rds.: Sat. 10-2:15-6:30, Sun. 10-2:15. One 1/2 point bye available in rds. 1, 2, 3, or 4 if requested at entry. Optional first round Friday, 3/16/2018 at 7pm played at Rochester Chess Center (register by 6:30pm). Info: 585-442-2430. Mail entry to: Rochester Chess Center, 221 Norris Dr., Rochester, NY 14610. Web: Store: