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

The Huntington Public Library's Main Building (secondary location on 2 days):

338 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

More information about the town can be read here.

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 arranged with a local hotel Rodeway Inn in Huntington station.  The rates are $89 per day for a room with a single king bed, and $99 for a room with 2 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 is 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.

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
 
Rudi Azimullah : 1 (225) 916 2828, e-mail: Rudi.azimullah@hotmail.com

  Luba Turiy :        1 (631) 470-0555, e-mail: ltur@optonline.net