Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open
Saturday, September 21, 2013
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
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Join us for the 13th Annual Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open, an exciting day of all-ages outdoor chess competition. Grandmasters will play with challengers throughout the day and there will be chess puzzles for kids. Chess sets, trophies, medals, and other prizes to be awarded following the last round!
Rounds at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Bring chess sets and clocks if you own them. Also featuring GM Speed Chess Match at 10:00 a.m.
Register in Advance! Limited to the first 500 Entrants.
To register for the tournament, email firstname.lastname@example.org, send a fax to (212) 564-5523, or visit the Chess-in-the-Schools website. You will need to provide name, section, phone number, email address, and USCF chess rating if applicable.
Competition Sections (subject to change if necessary)
Youth Unrated: open to unrated players under age 10
Teen Unrated: open to unrated players ages 10 to 15
Adult Unrated: open to unrated players ages 16 and over
Novice: open to players rated under 1000
Intermediate: open to players rated from 1000 to 1399
Open Championship: open to all
Directions to Central Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015
Starting June 29, 2015, Central Park Drives north of 72nd Street will be permanently car-free. For more information, please visit on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.
Central Park Weather
- NYC Parks Celebrates A Decade Since Unveiling The Gates In Central Park, Looks Forward To Art In Parks In 2015
- This Weekend In Parks
- Tomorrow's World: The New York World's Fairs And Flushing Meadows Park On View At The Arsenal Gallery
- Family Performance Festival: Nature in the City (Billy B)
- Central Park Tour: The Ramble
- Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Famoro Diobate & Kakande
- SummerStage: Nação Zumbi / Nation Beat’s Carnival Caravan feat. Cha Wa / DJ sets by Vinil Pompéia
- Exhibition: Living Landmarks
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Handball Courts
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Outdoor Pools
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Recreation Centers
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums
Know when to go:
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