NYC Chess Tournaments

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

All RAMAZ Middle School Chess Tournaments

See full Tournament info below schedule

Tri-State Chess Championship


RAMAZ Tournament Schedule

Tournaments are held at

114 E 85th St,
New York, NY 10028

Tournament Start: 10:00am

Championship @ RAMAZ

No Tournaments at this time

Entry Fees:
Before : $49.00

After : $59.00

On : $69.00

At Site: $75.00
Please register in advance if possible, to avoid the additional $20 late fee.

Tournament Details

BEGINNER - Pre K -1 Not Rated, No Clocks

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

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

RESERVE - Grades Pre K-8 Under 800 | G/35; d/5

ADVANCED - Grades Pre K-12 Under 1000 | G/40; d/5

CHAMPIONSHIP- Pre K-12 Under 1400 | G/40; d/5

Under 1800 SECTION- $$$ CASH Prizes | G/55; d/5

60% 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:


  • RAMAZ Middle School.
  • Round one begins at 10:00AM. Rounds 2-4 will begin as soon as the previous round has finished.
  • On site registration: Ends at 9:30 AM. Late entrants may not be paired for the first round.
  • TOURNAMENT SITE: 114 E 85th St, New York, NY 10028

This is an indoor tournament. Masks are optional.


  • Entry Fees:
    $49.00 if received online 6 days before tournament
    $59 thereafter,
    Please register in advance if possible, to avoid the additional $20 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:

Please Bring Chess Clock if you have one. Boards & Pieces supplied.

Trophy Prizes:

  • Trophies to top 15 in the 3 lower sections
  • Trophies to top 10 in the 3 upper sections
  • ENGRAVED CHESS MEDAL TO ALL OTHERS featuring the name and date of the tournament on the back

Team Prizes:

  • Trophies to top 4 Teams in each of the 3 lower sections.
  • Trophies to top 2 Teams in each of the 3 upper sections.
  • The top 4 scorers from the same school in the same section make up the team score. Minimum 2 players.


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.

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.