NYC Chess Tournaments

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

All Upcoming Tiger Strong Academy Chess Tournaments

See full Tournament info below schedule

The Tiger Strong Academy Tournament Schedule

Championship @ The Tiger Strong Academy

NOVICE - Grades K-2 Under 600

ELEMENTARY - Grades K-6 Under 500

ADVANCED - Grades K-12 Under 1000

CHAMPIONSHIP- K-12 Under 1400

Under 1800 SECTION- K-12 Adults Included

3-SS 3 Rounds Per Section


Due To Space Constraints, Entries Are limited To The First 72 Players

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

Tournament Details

Time & Location:

  • The Tiger Strong Academy
  • Round one begins at 12:00PM. Rounds 2-3 will begin as soon as the previous round has finished.
  • On site registration: 11:30 - 11:45 AM. Late entrants may not be paired for the first round.
  • TOURNAMENT SITE: The Tiger Strong Academy 1521 York Ave. New York, NY 10028

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:
    $49.00 if received online 6 days before Tournament,
    $59 thereafter
    Please register in advance if possible, to avoid the additional $10 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 3 in all sections.
  • CLASS PRIZES: Advanced: Top Under 800, Championship Top Under 1200, Under 1800 Top Under 1600
  • ENGRAVED CHESS MEDAL TO ALL OTHERS featuring the name and date of the tournament on the back

Team Prizes:

  • Trophies to top Teams in each section.
  • The top 2 scorers from the same school in the same section make up the team score.


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.