2022 Connecticut State Scholastic K-12 Championships

State Championship Event
Roger Ludlowe Middle School

Event Overview

Connecticut State Chess Association, National Scholastic Chess Foundation and Roger Ludlowe Middle School and Chess Club


2022 Connecticut Scholastic K-12 Chess Championships


Date & Time:             Sunday, April 3, 2022

Round 1 starts at 9:30 AM, some sections at 10 AM (see below)

Subsequent rounds a.s.a.p.; NO on site registration


Location:                    Roger Ludlowe Middle School


689 Unquowa Road

                                    Fairfield, CT 06824


Time Control:            4 Rounds SS

High, Middle and Elementary Sections: G/45 d5, Rd 1 at 9:30 AM.

K-5 U700, Primary, K-1 and Novice Sections: G/30 d5, Rd 1 at 10 AM.


Byes:                           One ½ point bye permitted in Rounds 1 through 3; 0 point byes permitted in any round. Byes must be requested by end of registration: 3 pm on April 2; there are no changes to byes permitted at the tournament.


Sections:                     6 USCF rated sections:

High School (grades 9 thru 12)

Middle School (grades 6 thru 8)

Elementary School (grade K thru 5)

K-5 Under 700 (grades K thru 5 and rated 699 or less)

Primary School (grades 2 and 3)

K-1 (grades K and 1)


2 unrated (not USCF rated) sections:

2-3 Novice (grades 2 and 3)

K-1 Novice (grades K and 1)


Prizes:                        Trophies to TOP 5 and players scoring at least 3 points in each section; Participation ribbons to K-1 players not receiving a trophy.

                                    Connecticut Champions: Top player in each rated section, except K-5 Under 700, who is a Connecticut resident or attends a Connecticut school, will receive a Connecticut State Champion trophy for their school level.

                                    Teams: Trophies to TOP 3 school teams in each RATED section, highest placing Connecticut school recognized as State Champion.


Nominations:             Connecticut Champion and runner up in the High, Middle and Elementary school sections receive Nominee and Alternate status to the Denker, Barber and Rockefeller National Tournaments of Champions, respectively. CSCA National Nominations Rules apply.


Playoff Tie Break:    If there are 2 or more players tied with a perfect (4-0) score in a RATED section, except K-5 Under 700, a playoff will determine the section winner and will immediately follow Round 4.

                                  The playoff format will be G/10 d2 with USCF tie breaks determining seeding and coin toss for color. Playoff pairings will be highest seed against lowest seed and so on. Each playoff round will result in elimination of the losing player(s). Final placement of eliminated players will be arranged in order of seeding based on round of playoff elimination.

If the number of players in the initial playoff round is uneven, the highest seeded player(s) will automatically advance to the second playoff round. (For example, if 5 players finish 4-0, seeds 1, 2 and 3 automatically advance to the second playoff round, and only seeds 4 and 5 will compete in the first playoff round.)

                                    All other tie breaks based on US Chess rules.


Entry Fee:                  $55 on or before 3 PM on April 2, online registration only.

                                    NO on site registration.

Non-Connecticut players (neither Connecticut residents nor attending Connecticut school) welcome and prize eligible, except State titles and Nationals selection.


This event is organized and sponsored by National Scholastic Chess Foundation and  sanctioned and sponsored by the CONNECTICUT STATE CHESS ASSOCIATION.

This is an official CSCA State Championship competition event to determine the 2022 Connecticut State Scholastic Champions and select the 2022 Connecticut National Invitational Nominees for the US Chess Denker, Barber and Rockefeller Tournaments of Champions, which will be held in California from July 30 to August 2.

COVID-19 Protocols  – No on-site registration. Advance registration only and space is limited. All players must wear masks in the playing area. All school COVID protocols will be observed.

ALL PARTICIPANTS: Please note the starting time for your section. Please arrive early and check the Advanced Entry List to confirm registration.

Refunds/Cancellation Policy: If you cannot play in this event, you may withdraw by email no later than 12 PM on April 2. Refunds must be requested by email. No withdrawals or refund requests by telephone. There are no refunds for No-Shows. Refunds are subject to a $10 fee which covers administrative and credit card processing charges. 

IN EVENT OF BAD WEATHER:  Listen to WFAS (NY) 1230 AM or WSTC (CT) 1400 AM. Also check https://www.facebook.com/NSCFchess/. We also do our best to email everyone.

Unauthorized solicitation is prohibited. Please contact CSCA at events.CSCA@gmail.com for advertising and promotional opportunities.



689 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
United States

Sections: 8
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Connecticut State Chess Association and National Scholastic Chess Foundation
Email: events.CSCA@gmail.com

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