November 17th thru 25th US Open 2017 “Kolman Turiy Memorial” 10x10 - International Checkers Association of North America (ICAONA), Huntington, NY

US Open 2017 – “Kolman Turiy Memorial”

General Information:

Venue

 

The tournament will take place in Huntington, NY - a historical town located in NY Metropolitan Area (1 hour by
train to the center of Manhattan) with beautiful village, museums and shopping malls.

The competition venue will be in two locations of the public library:

The Huntington Public Library's - Station Branch Building (main location):
1335 New York Avenue
Huntington Station, NY 11746 |
myhpl.org  |  (631) 427-5165

The Huntington Public Library's - Main Building (secondary location on 2 days):
338 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743 |
myhpl.org  |  (631) 427-5165
More information about the town can be read here  |  Huntington, NY
 

 

Getting
There  
 

 

By Car:
Setup GPS for each address as needed. There is a parking lot in Huntington Station branch, street parking (metered) or parking lot can be found near the Main Building location as well.

By public transportation:
Our main location in Huntington Station is within couple minutes’ walk from Long Island Railroad (LIRR, Port Jefferson branch) train that connects Huntington to NYC boroughs Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. We will arrange meeting and transportation to and from the main library building to the railroad station when it is necessary. More information on train schedule and fares is here. We recommend buying 10-trip off-peak package to save on costs if you plan to commute daily.

By plane:
The closest airport to Huntington, NY is McArthur (abbreviated ISP). Its main airline company is
SouthWest Airlines with direct flights from Florida but other options are available. We will be able
to meet those who arrive to ISP.

Alternatively, especially for international flights, we recommend JFK international airport. It is very easy to get to Huntington from JFK. Just follow the signs for AirTran and take it to Jamaica station. From there, you can transfer to LIRR train to Huntington (Port Jefferson Branch). If you will notify us, we will meet you at the station and drop at the hotel.

LGA airport is not the best choice as it is currently under construction, and from there, no easy public transportation option is available.

Another NYC option – EWR airport is very far away (over 2 hours) and is not recommended at all unless you are willing to rent a car and drive yourself.

 

Rooms &
Rates  
 

 

We are working on a contract with a local hotel Rodeway Inn in Huntington station. We have been promised rates of $89+tax per day for a room with a single king bed, and $99+tax for a room with two double beds. This rate will be held for those who desire to stay few days before or after the official tournament days.

The rate includes continental breakfast. Each room is equipped with refrigerator and microwave oven. Rollaway beds, if needed, will be provided at no extra charge.

We suggest to those interested to take advantage of this special rate, to confirm your participation and interest ASAP, especially if double bed room is desired as this is a small hotel and only 2-3 room of this type was made available to us (and in general, quantity of rooms are limited).

There may be other lodging options available in the nearby area (AirBNB, etc.), but please note that we will provide transportation to and from the playing hall only to those who stay in Rodeway Inn or in close proximity. You are free to choose your own accommodation if you are responsible for your own transportation.

It is also possible for those who wish to do so, to stay in one of the NY City boroughs and commute by LIRR train.


 

 

Food  
 

 

Breakfast is provided by the hotel.

ICAONA will provide drinks and light snacks during the games.

We will also try to organize some festivities for opening and closing ceremonies, as well as for Thanksgiving night.


 

Schedule  
 

 

The following playing times have been arranged.
Please plan your travel accordingly as we will not be able to adjust!
The number of rounds (between 7 and 9) depends on the number of participants, and will be finalized prior to the start
of the competition. If enough interest and time permits, we will also hold a blitz tournament on the last day.


Date Weekday Start Time End Time Activity Location

11/18/2017

Saturday 9:30 AM 5:00 PM Registration, opening ceremony, 1st round Huntington Station
11/19/2017 Sunday 1:00 PM 5:30 PM 2nd round Huntington Station
11/20/2017 Monday 9:30 AM 2:00 PM 3rd round Huntington Station
" " 3:30 PM 8:30 PM 4th round Huntington Station
11/21/2017 Tuesday 10:00 AM 3:00 PM 5th round Huntington Station
11/22/2017 Wednesday 1:00 PM 5:00 PM 6th round Main Auditorium
11/23/2017 Thursday     Thursday day off, optional NYC tour  
11/24/2017 Friday 9:30 AM 2:00 PM 7th round Huntington Station
" " 3:30 PM 8:30 PM 8th round (if needed) Main Auditorium
11/25/2017 Saturday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM 9th round, if needed or/and blitz, closing ceremony, awards Huntington Station

Time Control 
 

Fisher system: 1 hour 20 minutes per game + 1 minute added per move.

Fee 
 

$120 ($100 for ICAONA members in good standing, i.e., members who paid their membership fee over 2016 and 2017).

Prizes 
 

Monetary prizes will be awarded for leading places in US Open Tournament, US National Championship and the Blitz tournament.

Guaranteed $2500 in money prizes.

Deadline 
 

 

Please confirm your participation ASAP but no later than November 10, 2017, especially if you are interested in hotel (we also have a limitation with a playing hall capacity).

To confirm, we request all interested players to send us a non-refundable deposit of $20 US either by mailing the check or money order made to “ICAONA” to Rudi Azimullah at 12940 Parkview Point Ave., Baton Rouge, La 70893 or to make the same payment amount to our Paypal account by clicking here.

If desired, you can prepay your tournament deposit (or membership fees) completely. In case you need to make the cancellation later, the deposit minus non-refundable $20 will be returned to you.

Contact Info
 

 

Any questions and help with visa (only after deposit has been received) or to send us your participation request, please contact...

 

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