Welcome to The 52nd Greater NY Scholastic Chess Championships!

US Chess' Longest-Running Scholastic, since 1966!

Saturday - Sunday, January 6 - 7, 2018

The Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championship has now been rated. Final count is another record breaking 1528 entries!

Free Entry Prizes

Final Results

Unclaimed trophies:

Please contact Larry Brown at Crown Trophy Company in Brooklyn to make arrangements for paying for the shipping charges to receive trophies or plaques which were not claimed during the Award Ceremonies at the tournament: Call 718-769-4111 or 718-769-4112.


Thank you to all the staff who put together a complete team effort to make the tournament run as smooth as possible. The fast pace requires an all day rush.

Thank you to all the parents/chaperones and coaches for coming amidst the brutally cold weather. And most important; Congratulations to all the players for some super competitive chess this weekend!

It’s a privilege for us to help put together this tournament. Looking forward to the 53rd edition!

Play at the Brooklyn Marriott!

We are very happy to again be able to invite every interested scholastic K-12 chess player to come and experience our annual Chess Championships at the beautiful Brooklyn Marriott Hotel, on 333 Adams Street, about 5 minutes drive south of the Brooklyn Bridge, near Borough Hall.

Subway stops are just a short walk away; The A, C, F, N and R trains stop at Jay Street Metrotech while the 2, 3, 4, 5 trains stop at Borough Hall. A map and more info about transport and parking can be found on our Travel page.

If you wish to stay overnight at the hotel, make a reservation online here or call 877-303-0104 by 12/25 and ask for the $169 chess tournament rate (subject to availability).

Most things will be just like last year; The same sections, time controls and round times. Note that this year we will limit participation to 1500 players if we have to!

Our January 5th Friday Blitz Booster will as always be open for all, adults as well as scholastic players! Sign up is on-site between 6 and 6:45 pm.