NYC Chess Tournaments
Celebrating over 25 years of developing after school chess programs in the greater NY area.
Upcoming NYC Chess Tournaments
Championship @ Bryant Park XVlll
Sunday Sept. 26, 2021
BEGINNER - Pre K-1st Grade - Not Rated – No Clocks
ELEMENTARY - Grades K-6 Under 500 G/25; d/5
NOVICE - Grades K-2 Under 600 G/25; d/5
RESERVE - Grades K-9 Under 800 G/35; d/5
ADVANCED - Grades K-12 Under 1000 G/40; d/5
CHAMPIONSHIP- K-12 Under 1400 G/40; d/5
Under 1800 SECTION-$$$ CASH Prizes G/55; d/5
*3 rounds only for this section. Adults Included!
Entrants can ‘play up’ into any section.
All Sections Rated By The United States Chess Federation (USCF) Except Beginner.
There is no elimination! All players play all rounds.
Time & Location:
- Sunday Sept. 26th 2021 at Bryant Park
- Round one begins at 10:00AM. Rounds 2-4 will begin as soon as the previous round has finished.
- On site registration: 9:00 - 9:30 AM. Late entrants may not be paired for the first round.
- TOURNAMENT SITE: Bryant Park Fountain Plaza. Enter at 6th & W. 41St. Street
All CDC and government related restrictions will be strictly adhered to. Check our website for Coronavirus restriction updates, as we get closer to the event, as restrictions will most likely change as we move forward.
- Entry Fees:
$45.00 if received online by Sept. 20, 2021
$65 Saturday Sept. 25 @9:00am and at site.
Please register in advance if possible, to avoid the additional $20 late fee.
- Membership Required: $17.00/yr for the U.S. CHESS FEDERATION (USCF), $25 w/magazine
- Send entry and make checks payable to Tri-State Chess:
The Chess Exchange, 325 E. 88 St. New York, NY 10128 … Fax (917) 477-2110 Info (212) 289-5997
- Credit card entries accepted by phone, fax, mail & Online: www.TriStateChess.com Info@TriStateChess.com
Please Bring Chess Clock if you have one. Boards & Pieces supplied.
- Trophies to top 15 Beginner, Novice & Elementary. Top 10 in all other sections.
- HIGH SCORER TROPHY TO ALL WHO SCORE 2 POINTS AND DO NOT WIN A PLACE TROPHY
- ENGRAVED CHESS MEDAL TO ALL OTHERS featuring the name and date of the tournament on the back
- Cash Prizes:
U 1800 Section - 80% of entry fees returned as prize
1st - $35% entry fees returned as prize
2nd - 25% entry fees returned as prize
Top U 1600 - 20% entry fees returned as prize
- Trophies to top 4 Teams in Beginner, Novice & Elementary.
- Trophies to Top 2 in Reserve, Advanced and Championship sections.
- The top 4 scorers from the same school in the same section make up the team score. Minimum 2 players.
Tournaments are divided into 7 sections based upon age and strength. Players can play "up" into any section. The top section includes Adults and offers Cash prizes. Trophies, plaques and medals to all others.