US Chess Junior Grand Prix (2-Day Championship Sections)
Jan. 30 or 31 or 30-31. Kasparov Chess Foundation, along with Chess Center of New York and Little House Of Chess, present to you the Greater NY Scholastic Chess Championships Online At The Internet Chess Club!
Open to all in US and Canada born after 1/31/01.
Online entries at www.gnyscc.com: 1-Day Sections Early Entry Fee: $50 thru Jan. 17, $60 Jan. 18-22, $80 Jan. 23-26. 2-Day Championship Sections Early Entry Fee: $60 thru Jan. 17, $70 Jan. 18-22, $90 Jan. 23-26; online fees are only valid using our website. All Sections Late Fee: $100 after Jan. 26 until registration closes. May be limited to 2,000 players (possibly even smaller limit will apply). Entries after 12 pm EST Jan. 29 may be required to take bye(s) and must already have activated and linked their ICC account. Entries might not be accepted less than 12 hours before game. Entries may be subject to waiting list.
Active ICC account required (no additional charge) to play (includes 6-month ICC membership: https://register.chessclub.com/gnyscc ).
In 12 sections! Each section has its own age, grade and rating requirements (Championship sections open to all under grade and age limits; unrated allowed all sections). The top 4 Championship sections are each 2 days (High School Championship, Junior High Championship, Elementary Championship, Primary Championship): 6-SS, G/60 + 10 inc. Games begin: Sat. 10 am-1-4 pm EST both days.
The K-1 Championship and the 7 non-Championship sections are each 1-day, 5-SS, G/30 + 5 inc. Playing only on Saturday are: K-1 Championship, High School Under 1900, High School Under 1200, Elementary Under 1400, Elementary Under 900. Games begin: Sat. 10 am-12-2-4-6 pm EST. Playing only on Sunday are: Junior High Under 1300, Primary Under 1000 and Primary Under 700. Games begin: Sun. 10 am-12-2-4-6 pm EST.
K-1 section open to grade 1/below and born after 1/31/13. All 3 Primary sections open to grades 3/below and born after 1/31/11. All 3 Elementary sections open to grades 6/below and born after 1/31/08. All 2 Junior High sections open to grades 9/below and born after 1/31/05. All 3 High School sections open to grades 12/below and born after 1/31/01.
Plaques awarded to at least the top 20% of players in each section (may include some rating class awards). Plaques also to top 8 teams in each Junior High and High School section and top 10 teams in Elementary, Primary and K1 sections (top 4 scores from same school = team, all on team must attend same school: no combined teams, even if one school “feeds” another).
Bonus Grade medals: top 3 Kindergartners/below in K1 Championship, top 3 Grade 1/below in Primary U700, top 3 Grade 6/below in Junior High U1300, Top 3 Grade 8/below in High School U1200 (you can win medal and plaque. All players scoring 4 or more (5 or more in Championship) who don't win a plaque receive a medal! Playoff if 5-0 in non-Championship or 6-0 in Championship (after fair-play review is completed), may be fast game.
Option for claiming awards: Awards may be delivered first to schools or coaches. Winners outside of NY, NJ or CT are responsible for shipping costs.
Individual prizes (each 2-Day Championship section): Free or reduced price entry to specified Continental Chess tournaments thru 12/31/21 to 1st, thru 9/30 to 2nd, thru 8/25 to 3rd, thru 4/30 to 4th. Individual prizes (each 1-Day section): Free or reduced entry to specified Continental Chess tournaments thru 10/15/21 to 1st, thru 7/15 to 2nd, thru 4/30 to 3rd. Team prizes (each 2-Day Championship section): free or reduced entry to specified CCA tournaments thru 8/25/21 to 1st team, top 4 scores, thru 4/30 to 2nd team! Team prizes (each 1-Day section): free or reduced entry to specified CCA tournaments thru 7/15/21 to 1st team, top 4 scores. Free/reduced prize entries are are valid for CCA non-scholastic tournaments. See www.chesscenter.cc or www.gnyscc.com or www.chesstour.com for complete details and restrictions.
High School Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes (best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all 3 High School sections after 5 rounds): chess sets to 1st 5 Mixed Doubles teams; free entry to specified CCA tmts. thru 8/25/21 to 1st team, thru 4/30 to 2nd. Mixed Doubles teammates may play in different sections, may attend different schools, but team must average U2200 and must sign up (no extra charge!) before rd. 3; teammate pairings avoided but possible.
All: Out-of-state eligible for all prizes, except only players in NY, CT, DE, NJ, MA, PA, VT, ON or QC eligible for free/reduced entry prizes in non-Championship sections.
All players in K-12, K-9, K-6, K-3 Championship Sections must be visible on Zoom with separate camera including side/rear camera angle. Zoom also required in K-1 and non-Championship sections.
Results are not official until after fair-play review of games is completed (may take about 3 weeks before prizes are then prepared and shipped or possibly delivered).
Online Regular-rated (will not affect OTB ratings), Jan. 2021 official Online regular ratings used for pairings, section and prize eligibility (OTB regular ratings used if no Online regular rating), except unofficial ratings at uschess.org usually used if otherwise unrated. TD reserves right to assign estimated ratings to players with multiple ratings and/or non-USCF ratings and Unrateds.
Substitutions from advance entry list charged late fee. Section switches subject to $10 extra charge per player thru 1/26, $20 extra later (no switches on game day). $15 service charge for each player refund. Limit 2 byes, must commit before Round 3.
Players must stay logged into ICC when round starts in order to be paired! Info on logging into ICC, setting up free ICC accounts, using Zoom, etc: www.gnyscc.com Important: Online Code Of Conduct at http://www.chesscenter.cc/jan21/2021-Scholasticss-CodeOfConduct.htm and www.gnyscc.com applies to players, parents, coaches and spectators.
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-201-2269 (leave message, but email is much better). Tournament will contribute $1 per entry to the NYSCA Scholastics Fund. Info: www.gnyscc.com . School purchase orders: Chess Center of NY, PO Box 4615, New Windsor, NY 12553.
P.O. Box 4615
New Windsor, NY 12553