55th annual New York State Scholastic Championships

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

Event Overview

A State Championship Event!

MAR 11-12, 55th 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. 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: $85 by 2/17, $93 2/18-3/3, $100 3/4 to 6:00 pm EST 3/10 (ONLINE ENTRIES MAY BE CAPPED PRIOR TO THESE DATES DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS). Entry fee at site, all sections: $120 (ON-SITE ENTRIES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR). HS Championship (all K-12,:top NYS grade 9-12 born 9/1/04 or after qualifies for Denker Tournament of HS Champions), K-12 Under 1800/Unr, K-12 Under 1200/Unr. Middle School Championship (all K-8, top NYS grade 6-8 born 9/1/08 or after qualifies for Barber tournament of K-8 Champions), K-8 Under 1600/Unr, K-8 Under 900/Unr. Elementary Championship (all K-5, top NYS player born 9/1/11 or after qualifies for Rockefeller tournament of K-5 Champions),  K-5 Under 1400/Unr, K-5 Under 1000/Unr, K-5 Under 600/Unr, Primary Championship (all K-3): K-3 Under 800/Unr, K-1 Championship (all K-1), K-1 Under 400/Unr. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid online with entry: see chessaction.com. Trophies or medals or plaques to top 10 players & top 5 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. Free entry prizes to all CCA non-youth tournaments (including monthly online CCA Open, but not CCA monthly online CCA Action) with 100% guaranteed prizes (except World Open and World Open Action): Championship sections: 8 months 1st, 6 months 2nd, 4 months 3rd & 4th. Other sections: 6 months 1st, 4 months 2nd, 3 months 3rd & 4th. World Open (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, 888-866-3591, 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 3/11. 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). Players with Regular Online ratings more than 100 points over section maximum may not win free entry prizes or first in section trophies/medals. 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. Entry: www.chessaction.com. No mailed entries.


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: director@chess.us