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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

US Seniors Chess Open in Tarrytown, NY in May

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Chess Educators will host the prestigious US Junior and US Senior Opens in Tarrytown, New York, USA as well as the FIDE International Organizer Seminar. Find full details of the US Senior, open to USCF members born on or before May 27, 1963. The top finisher born on or before 1/1/53 qualifies for the 2014 FIDE World Senior Championship in Kalabaka, Greece. GM Alexander Ivanov is the defending champion.

Also see details on the US Junior Open, which qualifies a player to the 2014 US Junior Open (if the champion is eligible by age.) Karthik Ramachandran is the defending champion.

Applicants for the FIDE International Organizer's title are required to attend a seminar and pass an examination in order to obtain their FIDE IO title. FIDE Vice President Beatriz Marinello and Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, Secretary FIDE Events Commission will both lecture at the seminar.

Tuesday, May 28 9 am - 3pm Seminar (Part 1)
Wednesday, May 29 9 am - 3pm Seminar (Part 2)
Thursday, May 30 9 am - 1 pm Seminar (Part 3 - Exams)

Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Tarrytown.

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, 455 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591. Chess Rate $129 single/double/triple/quad Free Parking, free internet connection. Reservation: Call 914-631-5700 or online at and enter the group code CHS. For this discounted rate, you must make your reservation by April 26, 2013.

Seminar Topics:
General Tournament Regulations - FIDE Events Regulations - Bid Procedure,
Evaluation Criteria - FIDE Calendar Regulations - Events' Management.

Seminar Fee: US$300
Developing Federations: Free
Women: Free
Number of participants: Maximum 20

Beatriz Marinello, IO, FIDE Vice President
Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, IO, Secretary FIDE Events Commission

Language: The seminar will be held in English.

FIDE VP Beatriz Marinello; Tel: 1-917-553-4522 email:
Registrations and payments are accepted online at

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