56th Annual New York State Scholastic Championships
MAR 9-10, 2024 56th annual New York State Scholastic Championships (out of state welcome). 6SS, G/60 d10, open to grades K-12; top NYS player & team each Championship section are NY champions. In 14 sections. High School Sections at Courtyard by Marriott, 11 Excelsior Ave, Saratoga Springs NY 12866 (2/5 mile from Saratoga Hilton). Other 11 sections at Saratoga Hilton and adjacent Saratoga City Center (connected by indoor walkway), 534 Broadway (I-87 Exit 13-N, 4 miles north on US 9), Saratoga Springs NY 12866. Sections at Hilton/City Center may be limited to a total of 1100 players, sections at Marriott 300 players. Team prizes based on top 4 scores from same school. Teams of 2 or 3 allowed, but are at a disadvantage. Online entry fee at chessaction.com, all sections: (space permitting) $90 by 2/23, $110 2/24-3/1, $130 3/2-3/6. REGISTRATION MAY CLOSE PRIOR TO THESE DATES DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS. If registration is still open, entry fee after 3/6 until registration closes is $140 (ON-SITE ENTRIES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR). HS Championship (all K-12: top NYS grade 9-12 born 9/1/05 or after qualifies for Denker Tournament of HS Champions), K-12 Under 1800/Unr, K-12 Under 1200/Unr. Middle School Championship (all K-8, top NYS grade 6-8 born 9/1/09 or after qualifies for Barber tournament of Middle School Champions), K-8 Under 1600/Unr, K-8 Under 900/Unr. Elementary Championship (all K-5, top NYS player born 9/1/12 or after qualifies for Rockefeller tournament of Elementary Champions), K-5 Under 1400/Unr, K-5 Under 1000/Unr, K-5 Under 600/Unr, Primary Championship (all K-3): K-3 Under 800/Unr, K-1 Championship (all K-1), K-1 Under 400/Unr. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid online with entry: see chessaction.com. Trophies, plaques or medals to top 10 players & top 5 teams each section, top 2 unrated in U1200, U900, U800, U600 & U400, top 2 each U1900, U1700 (HS), U1600, U1400 (HS U1800), U1000, U800, U600 (HS U1200), U1800, U1600, U1400 (MS), U1400, U1200, U1000 (MS U1600), U700, U500, U300 (MS U900), U1700, U1500 (Elem), U1200, U1000 (Elem U1400), U800, U700 (Elem U1000), U500, U400, U300 (Elem U600), U1400, U1200, U1000 (K-3), U600, U500, U400, U300 (K-3 U800), U800, U600, U400 (K-1), U300, U200 (K-1 U400). Speed playoff if perfect score tie. Free entry prizes to all CCA OTB tournaments (except World Open & Philadelphia International which are $100 off). Some CCA events may also have minimum rating requirements for their top sections.: Championship sections: 8 months 1st, 6 months 2nd, 4 months 3rd & 4th. Other sections: 6 months 1st, 4 months 2nd, 3 months 3rd & 4th. 2 months bonus free entry to NY players with 6-0 scores. Mixed doubles prizes (chess sets to top 5) for three HS sections combined; no extra fee; enter at Marriott by Sat 2 pm. Schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2, 5, Sun 9, 12, 3. Awards 5:30 pm. Half point byes OK all, limit 2, must commit before rd 2. HR: $161-161 at Hilton, two nights minimum, use link at chessevents.us starting 11/15. $149-149 at Courtyard by Marriott, two nights minimum, use link at chessevents.us starting 11/15. No reservations at Hilton or courtyard before 11/15. Rooms may sell out on the first day (11/15). 7 days notice required to cancel room reservations at Hilton, 14 days at Courtyard. Free parking at both. Each may sell out in mid-November, but could have availability much later due to late cancellations. For backup hotels see chessevents.us. Special car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #657633. $15 per player service charge for refunds. $20 extra to switch sections, all substitutions from advance list charged $140, no section switching or substitutions after 5 pm 3/8. Questions: email@example.com. Bring digital clock if possible- none supplied. Sets & boards supplied, but not for skittles. March official ratings used (except unofficial web ratings usually used if otherwise unrated). Cannot play below USCF Online Regular rating minus 100 points. TD reserves right to assign estimated rating to players with non-USCF or online ratings. Electronic devices rules: Electronic scorekeeping devices not allowed. See also www.devicerules.com; players may not possess cellphones during play but may store them in bag under table. Entry: www.chessaction.com. No mailed or email entries.