NYC Chess Tournaments

Celebrating over 30 years of developing after school chess programs in the greater NY area.

All Upcoming Bryant Park Chess Tournaments

See full Tournament info below schedule

Bryant Park Tournament Schedule

Tournaments are held at

6th Ave & W 41 St
Fountain Plaza
NYC

Tournament Start: 10:00am

Championship @ Bryant Park

June 16th, 2024

Entry Fees:
Before June 10: $55.00
After June 10: $65.00
On June 15: $75.00
Day of/On-Site: $79.00
Please register in advance to avoid the late fee.

Championship @ Bryant Park

July 14th, 2024

Entry Fees:
Before July 8: $55.00
After July 8: $65.00
On July 13: $75.00
Day of/On-Site: $79.00
Please register in advance to avoid the late fee.

Championship @ Bryant Park

August 4th, 2024

Entry Fees:
Before July 29: $55.00
After July 29: $65.00
On August 3: $75.00
Day of/On-Site: $79.00
Please register in advance to avoid the late fee.

Championship @ Bryant Park

August 25th, 2024

Entry Fees:
Before August 19th: $55.00
After August 19th: $65.00
On August 24th: $75.00
Day of/On-Site: $79.00
Please register in advance to avoid the late fee.

Championship @ Bryant Park

September 8th, 2024

Entry Fees:
Before September 2: $55.00
After September 2: $65.00
On September 7: $75.00
Day of/On-Site: $79.00
Please register in advance to avoid the late fee.

Championship @ Bryant Park

September 29th, 2024

Entry Fees:
Before September 23: $55.00
After September 23: $65.00
On September 28: $75.00
Day of/On-Site: $79.00
Please register in advance to avoid the late fee.

Tournament Details

BEGINNER - Pre K -1 Not Rated, No Clocks

NOVICE - Grades K-2 Under 600 | G/25; d/5

ELEMENTARY - Grades K-6 Under 500 | G/25; d/5

RESERVE - Grades K-8 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

80% of Entry Fees returned as prizes

4-SS 4 Rounds Per Section, U 1800 3-SS 3 Rounds


Entrants can ‘play up’ into any section.
All Sections Rated By The United States Chess Federation (USCF).

There is no elimination! All players play all rounds.

Time & Location:

  • Bryant Park Fountain Plaza.
  • 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 W. 41st & 6th Ave.

Registration:

  • Entry Fees:
    $55.00 if received online 6 days before tournament
    $65 thereafter,
    Please register in advance to avoid the late fee.
  • Membership Required: $20.00/yr for the U.S. CHESS FEDERATION (USCF),
  • 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.

Trophy Prizes:

  • Trophies to Top 15 in Beginner, Novice and Elementary
  • Trophies to top 10 in Reserve. Advanced and Championship
  • Anyone scoring 2 points and not getting a place prize wins a High Scorer trophy
  • All others win a chess medal with the name of the event engraved on the back

Team Prizes:

  • Trophies to top 4 Teams in Beginner, Novice & Elementary
  • Trophies to Top 2 Teams 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

NOTICE:

Due to a large number of players withdrawing at the last moment, we are implementing the following policy. Once the late entry fee goes into effect at midnight, 72 hours before the tournament, no refunds will be provided for any reason to players who need to drop out of the tournament.

 

Otherwise, our standard refund policy remains the same: Players who drop out of the tournament before the late entry fee goes into effect can have a credit for the full amount of the registration fee to be used towards any future tournament. Players who want the refund to go to their credit card can have the refund minus a $10 registration fee.

 

In case of rain, every effort will be made to complete the tournament. No refunds will be provided if the tournament is cancelled because of rain.

Chess Programs

Monthly Chess Tournaments

Tournaments at Bryant Park 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.

Summer Chess Camps

Providing students chess activities throughout the summer months in the NY area. Contact Us for more details and schedule for next Summer.

Private Chess Lessons

One of the best ways to improve your game is to bring the score of your tournament games to your chess coach & have them analyze the game with you.