Register for the 2023-2024 CGPS Friday Tournaments

CGPS Friday Chess Tournaments are back!

2023: December 1st at 4 pm

2024: January 26th, March 1st, April 19th, May 3rd at 4pm

CGPS Friday Chess Tournament

Open to Students in Grades K-12 in 5 sections. US Chess Federation rated for all sections.
Online registration will close 11 pm the day before the tournament. No entries on site!

Location: Columbia Grammar and Prep School, 5 West 93rd and 26 West 94th Street New York NY10025

Early bird registration fee is $50 for CGPS students, $55 for everyone else. ($10 added to all registrations after the Wednesday 2 days before. We have a $10 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)

Kindergarten/1st GradeAll4No clock usedOptional0 or 1
2nd/3rd GradeUnder 7004No clock usedOptional0 or 1

Limited to first 50 players. Sets and boards provided.

Friday 4 pm at The Columbia Grammar School Cafeteria at 26 West 94th street (map)

Reserve (K-12)Under 8004Game 30 +5 sec delayYes0 or 1
Classic (K-12)800 to 11994Game 30 + 5 sec delayYes0 or 1
Premier (K-12)1200 and up3Game 45 + 5 sec delayYesNo

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!


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.


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.


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: if you have questions.

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