7th Annual NY State Girls' Championship (Out-Of-State Welcome)!

Junior Grand Prix, State Championship Event
Columbia Grammar And Prep School

Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix (Top 3 Championship Sections Only)

A State Championship Event!

Nov. 11-12 or 12.  7th Annual NY State Girls Championship!  Presented by Little House of Chess and Chess Center of New York. Open to all girls born after 11/12/03, out of state welcome, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, 36 West 93rd St. (some sections may be across the street at 5 West 93rd St. or at 4 West 93rd St.), between Central Park West & Columbus Ave., NYC. Subways: Broadway & 96th Street (1,2,3 trains), Central Park West & 96th Street (B, C trains).  Online entries at www.chessgirls.win (or www.chesscenter.cc)  (2-Day Championship sections): $95 thru 11/5/23, $105 11/6-9; (1-Day sections): $84 thru 11/5/23, $94 11/6-9.  All sections: $120 after 11/9 until registration closes (on-site entries may not be available). The online entry fees are only valid using our website registration (other entries may be higher and may not be available). May be limited to 350 players!  Entries may be subject to waiting list. See website for latest COVID policies, especially for updates posted closer to tournament date.  In 8 sections. Each section has its own age, (grade) and rating requirements (Championship sections open to all who are under age (and grade) limits; unrateds allowed all sections). Open Championship, open to all girls born after 11/12/03 (top NYS K-12 girl qualifies for 2024 National Girls Tournament of Champions in Norfolk, VA), K-6 Championship and K-3 Championship are each 2-days: 6-SS, G/60, d/10. Rounds: Sat. 10 am-1-4 pm; Sun. 9 am-12 pm-3 pm.  K-12 Under 1600, K-12 Under 1000, K-6 Under 900, K-3 Under 600 and K-1 Championship are each 1-Day, 5-SS, G/30, d5. Playing on Saturday only is K-12 Under 1600. Rounds: 10 am-12-1:30-3-4:45 pm Sat. Playing on Sunday only with earlier starting times are K-12 Under 1000, K-6 Under 900, K-3 Under 600 and K-1 Championship. Rounds: 9 am-11-12:30-2-3:30 pm Sun. K-1 open to grades 1/below born after 11/12/15.  Both K-3 sections open to grades 3/below born after 11/12/13. Both K-6 sections open to grades 6/below born after 11/12/10. Both K-12 sections open to grades 12/below born after 11/12/03. Awards: K-12 U1600 6:30 pm Sat.; other 1-Day sections about 5 pm Sun., 2-Day sections about 6 pm Sun. Awards to top 10 each section and top 2 Unr. In each 1-Day section, additional awards listed on website. Grade awards: top 3 K/below in K-1 section, top 3 scorers below 9th Grade in K-12 U1600 and K-12 U1000, top 3 below 4th grade in K-6 U900, and top 3 below 2nd grade in K-3 U600 (you can win both plaque + trophy + medal). All players scoring 4 or more (5 or more in 2-Day sections) who don't win a trophy or plaque receive a medal! Speed playoff for 5-0 or 6-0. Plaques also to top 4 teams each section and top 3 overall teams across all sections for Rounds 1-5 (top 3 scorers from same school = team, all on team must attend same school). Individual free/reduced-price entry prizes (in each 2-Day Championship section):  Free/reduced-price entry to 3 specified Continental Chess tournaments thru 12/31/24 to 1st, 2 entries to 2nd, 1 to 3rdOne free/reduced-price entry to 1st in each 1-Day section!  Free/reduced-price entries courtesy of Continental Chess and are valid up for most CCA tournaments (some CCA events also have minimum rating requirements for their top sections). See website for details and restrictions. All: Out-of-state eligible for prizes but top NYS player and team in each Championship section are NYS Champions. Nov. 2023 official ratings used (Online Regular used if no OTB Regular), except unofficial ratings at uschess.org usually used if otherwise unrated. TD reserves right to assign estimated ratings to players with non-USCF ratings. Players with Official Online Regular Ratings over 100 points over section maximum are not eligible for free/reduced-price entry prizes. Code of Conduct (on website) applies to players, parents, coaches and spectators. Electronic device restrictions: see website. All substitutions from advance entry list charged late fee. Section switches subject to $20 extra charge per player after 11/9. $15 service charge for each player refund. TD reserves right to reassign sections for advance entries with incorrect or unclear registrations. Limit 2 byes, commit before rd. 3. HR:  see travel websites for nearby hotels in NYC. Info, help with entries, etc: www.chessgirls.win (or www.chesscenter.cc). Questions: Click here to show mail address, chesscentr@gmail.com (or 347-201-2269: leave message, email is much better). Tournament will also contribute at least $1 per player to the NYSCA Scholastic Fund. Sets provided by Little House of Chess— please bring digital clocks!


36 West 93rd Street
(between Central Park West and Columbus Ave.)
New York, NY 10025
United States

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

Organizer Overview

Chess Center of New York
Email: director@chessgirls.win
Phone: director@chessgirls.win, chesscentr@gmail.com