2023 National K-12 Grade Championships

Junior Grand Prix, National Championship Event
Hyatt Regency Orlando

Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

Dec. 15-17, Florida

2023 National K-12 Grade Championships

Format: 7SS, G/90 d5.  13 Sections. Play only in your grade section – No “playing up” allowed. December Rating Supplement will be used.

Site:  Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819.  Guest rooms can be booked, NLT 11/20/2023, by visiting the tournament website or calling (407) 284-1234, mention “US Chess”. HR: $169 Single/Double (fees and applicable taxes not included).

Byes:  Up to two 1/2-point byes available, if requested prior to the start of Rd. 1.

Scoring:  Team score = total of top three (minimum two) finishers from each school per grade. First place individual and team, including ties, will be the National Champion for their grade.

Schedule: Opening ceremony Fri. 12:45 PM. Round start times: Fri. 1 PM & 6 PM, Sat. 10 AM, 2PM, & 6 PM, Sun. 9 AM & 1 PM. Awards Ceremony: Sun., approx. 5 PM.  Special round times for K-1 sections: Fri. 1:30 PM & 5:30 PM, Sat. 9:30 AM, 1:30 PM, & 5:30 PM, Sun. 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM. K-1 Awards Ceremony:  Sun. approx. 4:30 PM.

EF: $80/participant postmarked or online by 11/20, $100 postmarked or online by 11/27, $130 by 12/4, $180 after.  $40 fee for roster or section changes after 12/4 or any onsite changes.

Registration:  Online registration closes at 11am Eastern 12/14. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.  No phone entries.  Players who change sections after 11 AM on Friday will receive a 1/2-point bye for Rd. 1.

Awards: Awards to top individuals & top teams in each grade. Every player receives a commemorative medal! Full list of awards on tournament info page.

Side Events: Bughouse: Thurs. 11 AM, Reg. onsite only Thurs. 9-10 AM, $40/team. Bughouse Awards: Top 5 Teams. Blitz: K-6 and K-12, G/5 d0, Thurs. 5 PM, Reg. onsite until 3 PM. Blitz EF: $40 by 11/27, $60 after or at site. Blitz Awards: Awards in K-6 and K-12 sections.  Full list of awards on tournament info page.

Team Rooms:  Limited availability. Contact Pete Karagianis: pete.karagianis@uschess.org. General Questions: nationalevents@uschess.org.

Entries: U.S. Chess Federation, Attn.: 2023 K-12 Championship, P.O. Box 775308, St. Louis MO 63177 or online at https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/tournament.php?wkevent=2023K12. DO NOT MAIL ANYTHING AFTER NOVEMBER 28!  There have been significant mail delays.  Online registration STRONGLY encouraged.  

See website for additional information about the event, advance entries, hotel reservations, attendance caps, awards, team rooms, meetings, updates, corrections, and registration forms, http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2023/k12/.


9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
United States

Sections: 13
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Boyd Reed
Email: nationalevents@uschess.org