The tournament is held at the NEST+m School, 111 Columbia Street, NY City (MAP
) between E Houston Street and Stanton Street, close to Williamsburg Bridge. The nearest subway stations may be (F, M, J and Z trains) on Delancey Street.
Open to all girls (out of state welcome)! Players receive a US Chess Federation (USCF) national chess rating! Players compete for both individual and team prizes (a school's 3 top-scoring players produce the team score). Those without school teams still compete for individual prizes.
Join us as we continue a proud legacy of New York State Chess Champions!
Choose between 7 sections! Each has its own age, grade and rating restrictions (Championship Sections are open to all under grade and age limits, no grade limit in the Open Section; unrateds allowed in all sections). The Open, K-6 and K-3 Championship Sections are each 2 days, 6 rounds, Game/60 + 10-sec. delay. Awards: 6:30 pm Sun. Games: 10 am, 1, 4 pm both days.
The K-1 Championship and the 3 Non-Championship Sections are each 1-day, 5 Rounds, 30 minutes + 5-second delay. Sunday 10 am-12-1:30-3-4:45 pm: K-1 Championship, K-3 Under 600, K-6 Under 900 and K-12 Under 1200. Awards: 6:15 pm.
½-point byes (unrated draws) OK if unable to play all games, limit of 2, commit before Round 3.
Mail, Phone and Web registration is closed!
On-Site Entry Fee: $80 until 1 hour before game.
Online entry fee is $55 through April 9, $65 4/10-12, Online entries of 3 or more from the same school entered online by 4/9 will get a $5 refund per player!
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, 347-201-CCNY (2269), leave message (email is better).
Phone entries: $75 per player by Visa/Mastercard through Apr. 9: 406-896-2191 (24 hours, entries only, no questions). No phone entries after Apr. 9.
Mail entries: the early mail deadline is 3/30/18. Entry fees $10 extra per player postmarked 3/31-4/6. Do not mail after 4/6/18! See PDF
for information about entering by mail.
In case of withdrawals, we deduct a $15 service charge for each player refunded.
USCF Membership is also required. Annual dues, age 24/below: $32 extra per player in advance for 12 issues Chess Life ($35 paid at site) or $26 for online membership, no magazine;Age 15/below, $27 extra in advance for 6 issues ($30 at site) or $22 online membership; Age 12/below, $22 extra in advance for 6 issues Chess Life For Kids ($25 at site), $17 online membership). 2-Month Membership: $20 extra for 1 issue Chess Life. The April 2018 USCF rating list is used. Unofficial ratings at uschess.org usually used for players not on the official list.
Prizes:Open Championship Section, (top NYS K-12 girl qualifies for National Girls Tournament of Champions, August 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin)!
Other prizes as follows:
Trophies to top 12 each section and top 3 Unrated in each 1-Day section! Grade plaques: top 3 K or below in K-1 section, top 3 scorers below 9th Grade in K-12 U1200, top 3 below 4th grade in K-6 U900, and top 3 below 2nd grade in K-3 U600 (you can win both plaque + trophy). All players scoring 4 or more (5 or more in 2-Day sections) who don't win a trophy receive a medal! Speed playoff for 5-0 or 6-0.
Plaques also to top 4 teams each section (top 3 scorers from same school = team, all on team must attend same school: no combined teams, even if one school "feeds" another).
Individual free entry prizes (in each 2-Day Championship section): Free entry to 2 specified Continental Chess tournaments thru 12/31/18 to 1st! Free entries courtesy of Continental Chess and are valid for these CCA tournaments
with 100% unconditionally guaranteed prize funds.
All the details by section here
Age, Grade and Section Rating Requirements
- K-1 Championship (Sun), all in grade 1 or below and born after 4/15/10. No rating limits.
- K-3 Under 600 (Sun), grades K-3 and born after 4/15/08. Rated under 600 or unrated.
- K-3 Championship (Sat-Sun), grades K-3 and born after 4/15/08. No rating limits.
- K-6 Under 900 (Sun), K-6 and born after 4/15/05. Rated under 900 or unrated.
- K-6 Championship (Sat-Sun), K-6 and born after 4/15/05. No rating limits.
- K-12 Under 1200 (Sun), K-12 and born after 4/15/98. Rated under 1200 or unrated.
- Open Championship (Sat-Sun), girls born after 4/15/98. No rating limits or grade requirements.
Free lecture or analysis of players' games by FM Alisa Melekhina!