2023 Connecticut Girls Championship

State Championship Event
Greenwich Academy

Event Overview

Rds/Time: 4 Rounds SS, G/45 d5

Byes: One ½ point bye for Rds 1 through 3; 0 point byes any round.

Sections: Open and U800 

Prizes: Trophy to Top 3 in each section; Trophy to Top two U1200 in Open not otherwise placing; Trophy to Top two U400 in U800 not otherwise placing; Trophy to Top Team in each section; Official 2023 Girls Championship medals to non-placing participants. 

Connecticut Champion: Top Connecticut player in Open will receive a Connecticut State Champion trophy. See Note [1] below. (Top Connecticut team in Open recognized as Connecticut Team Champion.) 

Tie break: If there are 2 or more players tied with a perfect (4-0) score, a playoff will determine the section winner and will immediately follow Round 4. See Note [2] below. Other ties determined by US Chess standard tie breaks.

Nationals: Connecticut Champion and runner up receive Nominee and Alternate status to the 2023 Haring National Tournament of Champions. CSCA National Nominations Rules apply. 2023 National event takes place July 29 to August 1 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Entry Fee: $65 by January 14; $85 by January 18; $105 by January 20; “Same day” $125 closes at 11a on January 21 (“same day” registrants subject to ½ point bye for Round 1 at organizer’s discretion). Online registration, only.

NO on-site registration. On-site changes: $20 (cash exact change only).

Discounts: General DISCOUNTS: Students with financial hardship, attending Title I schools or requesting a sibling discount should email events.CSCA@gmail.com to request additional registration instructions. 

CSCA Member Organization DISCOUNT: CSCA Member Organization schools will receive instructions to apply $15 membership discount to their students. Schools may apply for Member Organization status at any time by email to chess.CSCA@gmail.com. 

Masters: Entry fee is waived for NMs and higher if registering by January 14. 50% waived thereafter. Please email events.CSCA@gmail.com to register. 

Out-of-state: Out-of-state players (see Note [1] below) are welcome and prize eligible, except State titles and National selections.


THIS NONPROFIT EVENT IS ORGANIZED AND SPONSORED BY THE CONNECTICUT STATE CHESS ASSOCIATION AND GREENWICH ACADEMY AND CHESS CLUB. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE CONNECTICUT CHESS COMMUNITY. This is an official US Chess recognized State Championship event, and designated players will be nominated to represent Connecticut at the 2023 Haring National Tournament of Champions. 

[1] Connecticut player. For the purpose of these Championships, a “Connecticut player” is (a) any player whose state is designated Connecticut (“CT”) with U.S. Chess, or (b) any player whose state is not designated “CT” with U.S. Chess, but who (i) resides or (ii) attends school in the state of Connecticut. Event entrants pursuant to section (b) will provide proof of eligibility.  

[2] Tie break playoff format. If there are 2 or more players tied with a perfect (4-0) score, a playoff will determine the section winner and will immediately follow Round 4. The playoff format will be G/5/4 d2 Armageddon game, blitz rules apply, with USCF tie breaks determining seeding and choice of 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 advance without play to the second playoff round. All other ties broken by US Chess standard tie break rules.

[3] COVID-19 Protocols Apply. All applicable Greenwich Academy COVID-19 Protocols apply. 

[4] Rating Supplement. January 2023 USCF Rating Supplement used for section entry, pairings and prizes.

[5] Contact. All questions/inquiries to events.CSCA@gmail.com. 

[6] Refunds/Cancellation Policy: To withdraw registration or request a refund, email your request to events.CSCA@gmail.com no later than January 5 at 11:59 PM. Refund requests not received by email or received after the above deadline, will not be honored. Refunds are subject to $15 administrative fee. 

[7] Unauthorized solicitation is prohibited. This is a nonprofit event for the Connecticut chess community, and the CSCA event Promotion Policy at CSCA Tournaments & Events is in effect. Please contact CSCA at events.CSCA@gmail.com for advertising and promotional opportunities.


200 North Maple Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
United States

Sections: 2
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Alexander Lumelsky
Email: chess.CSCA@gmail.com
Phone: 8605930225