54th annual New York State Scholastic Championships (out of state welcome)

Heritage Event, American Classic, Junior Grand Prix, State Championship Event, Regionals
Saratoga Hilton, Courtyard by Marriott

Event Overview

An American Classic!

A Heritage Event!

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

A State Championship Event!

MAR 12-13, 54th annual New York State Scholastic Championships (out of state welcome). 6SS, G/60 d10, open to grades K-12; top NYS player & team each section are NY champions. Masks required. Certification of Covid vaccination required. In 14 sections. High School Sections at Courtyard by Marriott, 11 Excelsior Ave, Saratoga Springs NY 12866 (2/5 mile from Saratoga Hilton). Other 11 sections at Saratoga Hilton and adjacent Saratoga City Center (connected by indoor walkway), 534 Broadway (I-87 Exit 13-N, 4 miles north on US 9), Saratoga Springs NY 12866. Sections at Hilton/City Center are limited to a total of 1100 players, sections at Marriott 300 players. Team prizes based on top 4 scores from same school; no combined school teams allowed even if one school  “feeds” another. Teams of 2 or 3 allowed, but are at a disadvantage.  Online entry fee at chessaction.com, all sections: $82 by 2/18, $92 2/19-3/4, $100 3/5 to 3/11(before 5 pm EST Friday). EF at site, all sections $120 and must bring proof of full vaccination (at least two doses, with latest one at least two weeks prior to event). HS Championship (all K-12): EF $85.30 mailed by 2/18. Top NYS grade 9-12 born after 9/1/02 qualifies for Denker Tournament of HS Champions. K-12 Under 1800/Unr: EF $85.20 mailed by 2/18.  K-12 Under 1200/Unr:  EF $85.10 mailed by 2/18. Middle School Championship (all K-8):  EF $85 mailed by 2/18. Top NYS grade 6-8 born after 9/1/06 qualifies for Barber tournament of K-8 Champions. K-8 Under 1600/Unr: EF $84.90 mailed by 2/18. K-8 Under 900/Unr: EF $84.80 mailed by 2/18. Elementary Championship (all K-5): EF $84.70 mailed by 2/18. Top NYS player born after 9/1/09 qualifies for Rockefeller tournament of K-5 Champions.  K-5 Under 1400/Unr: EF $84.60 mailed by 2/18. K-5 Under 1000/Unr: EF $84.50 mailed by 2/18. K-5 Under 600/Unr:  EF $84.40 mailed by 2/18. Primary Championship (all K-3): EF $84.30 mailed by 2/18. K-3 Under 800/Unr:  EF: $84.20 mailed by 2/18.  K-1 Championship (all K-1): EF $84.10 mailed by 2/18. K-1 Under 400/Unr: EF $84 mailed by 2/18. Postmarked 2/19-28: All EF $10 more. Do not mail entry after 2/28. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid online with entry: see chessaction.com. Trophies to top 10 players & top 7 teams each section, top 2 unrated in U1200, U900, U800, U600 & U400, top 2 each U1900, U1700 (HS), U1600, U1400 (HS U1800), U1000, U800, U600 (HS U1200), U1800, U1600, U1400 (MS), U1400, U1200, U1000 (MS U1600), U700, U500, U300 (MS U900), U1700, U1500 (Elem), U1200, U1000 (Elem U1400), U800, U700 (Elem U1000), U500, U400, U300 (Elem U600), U1400, U1200, U1000 (K-3), U600, U500, U400, U300 (K-3 U800), U800, U600, U400 (K-1), U300, U200 (K-1 U400). Speed playoff if perfect score tie. Players whose official Online Regular Rating is more than 100 points over section maximum cannot win First Place individual trophy or any free entry prizes. Free entry prizes to CCA non-youth tournaments with 100% guaranteed prizes (except World Open & Foxwoods):   Championship sections 6 months 1st, 4 months 2nd, 3 months 3rd. Other sections 4 months 1st, 3 months 2nd, 2 months 3rd. World Open & Foxwoods (if during prize period), $100 off EF. 2 months bonus free entry to NY players with 6-0 scores. Mixed doubles prizes (chess sets) for three HS sections combined; no extra fee; enter at Marriott by Sat 2 pm. Schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2, 5, Sun 9, 12, 3. Awards 5:30 pm. Half point byes OK all, limit 2, must commit before rd 2. HR: $158-158 at Hilton, two nights minimum, 888-999-4711, 518-584-4000, or use link at chessevents.us. $149-149 at Courtyard by Marriott, two nights minimum, use link at chessevents.us or 866-210-9325. 7 days notice required to cancel room reservations at Hilton, 14 days at Courtyard. Free parking at both. Each may sell out about December, but could have availability much later due to late cancellations. For backup hotels see chessevents.us. Special car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #657633. $15 per player service charge for refunds. $20 extra to switch sections, all substitutions from advance list charged $120, no section switching or substitutions after 9 am 3/12. Questions: director@chess.us. Bring clock if possible- none supplied.  Bring set & board for HS sections- supplied for other sections, but not for skittles. March official ratings used (except unofficial web ratings usually used if otherwise unrated). TD reserves right to assign estimated rating to players with non-USCF or online ratings. Electronic devices rules: Electronic scorekeeping devices not allowed. See also www.devicerules.com; players may not possess cellphones during play but may store them in bag under table. Online entry: www.chessaction.com. Mail entry: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Include name, rating, USCF ID, USCF expiration (non-members include dues), section, school, grade, birth date, address of each player. Checks payable to Continental Chess.



534 Broadway, 11 Excelsior Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
United States

Sections: 14
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess Association
Email: director@chess.us
Phone: 347-201-2269, leave message including email address