Scholastic Tournament FAQ’s

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

Instead of reading through the technical rules, we offer some of the most frequently asked questions.

No. There is no elimination. If a player loses, they will play someone in the following round who also lost.

Players with 2 losses will play players with 2 losses and so on.

Winners also play winners according to the same schedule.

All players with the same score will play together, generally within one point of each other.

Advanced Chess Tournament Entries

Register Online and your entry will appear automatically on our Advanced entries page! Players will see in advance which players are competing in a specific tournament & the schools they are from.  

Chess Programs

After School Programs

Tri-State Chess will provide all of the chess equipment; this includes chess boards, sets & the demonstration boards the instructors use.

Monthly Chess Tournaments

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.

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.