CGPS Friday Chess Tournament

June 2024

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Date

Sep 27 2024

Time

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2024-2025 CGPS Friday Tournament

Open to Students in Grades K-12 in 6 sections. US Chess Federation rated for all sections. Online registration will close 11 pm the day before the tournament. No entries on site!

Early bird registration fee is $50 for CGPS students, $60 for everyone else. ($15 added to all registrations after Tuesday night– within 72 hours of tournament. We have a $20 refund fee.)

Discount $5 per paying sibling. Free entry if you are rated over 1500!

Current US Chess membership required: $20 (age 19 and under)

Friday 4 pm at The Columbia Grammar School Gym/Cafeteria at 5 West 93rd (map)

Sections Rating Rounds Time Notation Byes
Kindergarten/1st Grade All 4 No clock used Optional 0 or 1
2nd/3rd Grade Under 700 4 No clock used Optional 0 or 1

Limited to first 50 players. Sets and boards provided.

Friday 4 pm at The Columbia Grammar School Cafeteria at 36 West 93rd (map)

Sections Rating Rounds Time Notation Byes
Reserve (K-12) Under 800 4 Game 30 +5 sec delay Yes 0 or 1
Classic (K-12) 800 to 1199 4 Game 30 + 5 sec delay Yes 0 or 1
Premier (K-12) 1200 and up 3 Game 45 + 5 sec delay Yes No

Limited to first 50 players. Sets and boards provided. Top 3 sections: Please bring clocks!

Live ratings may be used at TD discretion; TD reserves right to assign players’ sections and to combine sections. Players winning their section usually moves up in the next tournament. Electronic score sheets not allowed!

Schedule:

The first round begins at 4pm. K through 3rd grade sections end around 7:45 pm. Other sections finish around 8:30 pm. The next round will begin as soon as possible after the previous round ends.

Awards:

Premier Quads prize: Free entry (value $50) into Marshall or G & T Quads. Other sections: Trophies to top 15 in each section. Honored Participant trophies to everyone else. Award ceremonies as soon as possible after each section concludes.

Important:

We are a nut free tournament! Please do not bring nuts or nut-containing items.

Masks are optional but encouraged. Do not attend if experiencing symptoms. Please maintain good “health etiquette” — wash your hands frequently, cover sneezes and coughs, etc. Parent or designate must be present to assert parental supervision over your child’s behavior and activities.

Little House of Chess, Inc does not provide supervision when a child has finished a scheduled game.

Email: littlehouseofchess@gmail.com if you have questions.

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