January 9-10th

Welcome to the Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships 2016, our 50th anniversary tournament!

Just like last year, we play at The New York Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street (near Borough Hall), Brooklyn, NY 11201. (Map)

Special $149 Chess Tournament room rate: Call 877-513-6305 or 718-246-7000 by December 18th. Mention chess. (Rooms may sell out early!)

We will open up for online registration as soon as possible.

Open tournaments

Sunday November 22nd, 2015

Although we are running a scholastic event, just about half of our guests will be adults. This is why we have on offer a few smaller extra tournaments for players of all ages, both Friday evening as well as on Saturday and/or Sunday.

Greater NY Scholastics Friday Night Blitz Booster!
Friday January 8th
6 pm - 9 pm

This is a swiss blitz tournament with 4 double-rounds (so 8 games in total), 5 minutes per game, no delay. Entry fee is $30, but $20 for parents, alumni & those with Greater NY Scholastics. Trophies to the top 3, top U1800, top U1500 and the top unrated. Registration will be on-site between 6 pm - 6:45 pm, and rounds should start 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 8 pm and 8:30 pm. If necessary you can get a bye in round 1. The tournament will be blitz-rated, but speed or regular rating will be used for pairings and prizes if you have no blitz rating.

Greater NY Scholastic Parents & Friends Tournament!
Saturday Jan 9th and/or Sunday Jan 10th
11 am - 6 pm

These are 2 separate swiss tournaments, each over 4 rounds, with 30 minutes per game and a 10 sec delay. Entry fee each day is $30, but $20 for parents, alumni & those with Greater NY Scholastics. Trophies to the top 3 each day. Registration will be on-site until 11:40 am, and rounds start 12 pm, 1:30 pm, 3 pm and 4:30 pm. We allow up to 2 byes, but you have to commit to them at the latest by 1:30 pm.


Sunday November 22nd, 2015

The fees page is now up. It also contains information about how to register.


Sunday November 22nd, 2015

Added some essential information about the hotel, room charges, the start of a page about transportation and a new page about prizes.

Section information

Friday November 20th, 2015

The Information page is now available. For now there is only information about our sections, which have changed considerably. More soon!

Sorry for the delay!

Tuesday November 17th, 2015

Things will move along faster now, starting with informational pages and ending with registration pages opening up in the near future.

In the mean time I have put up links to a snapshot of last year's site, which also includes the results from 2014.