Open to players in Grades K-12, born after 1/31/2001 in U.S. and Canada.
We have twelve sections: 4 Two-Day sections and 8 One-Day sections (last time we had 14 sections: 5 Two-Day and 9 One-Day sections).
There will be 4 Two-Day Championship Sections. These are the High School (K-12), Junior-High (K-9), Elementary (K-6) and Primary (K-3) Championships.
Each is a 6-SS, G/60; + 10, similar to what we've had previously, except we're using 10-second increment instead of 10-second delay.
Round times for the two day sections are 10 am-1-4 pm EST both days.
The K-1 Championship will become a 1-Day, 5-SS, G/30; + 5, on Saturday January 30th.
There will be 7 additional 1-Day sections, each also a 5-SS, G/30; + 5. All the One-Day sections will be using 5-second increment, instead of 5-second delay.
Round times for the one day sections are 10 am-12-2-4-6 pm EST.
On Saturday January 30th we have the High School Under 1900, the High School Under 1200, the Elementary Under 1400 and the Elementary Under 900.
On Sunday January 31st we have the Junior High Under 1300, the Primary Under 1000 and the Primary Under 700.
The above results in 9 sections being run on Saturday (4 Two-Day + 5 One -Day), and 7 sections on Sunday (4 Two-Day + 3 One-Day).
Players who enter sections above their normal grade level should be advised that their opponents will probably be older and more experienced. In addition, players who register for the Championship sections can also expect to face higher rated and more difficult opposition.
Online entry fees are only valid using our website.
There is a $15 service charge for each player refund. Please email refund requests to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 22nd. We expect to have refunds processed within four weeks of being requested. Alternatively, you can apply the full entry fee towards next year's event, with no service charge.
Entries after 12 PM EST January 29th may be required to take bye(s) and must already have activated and linked their ICC account.
Entries may be subject to waiting list, might not be accepted less than 12 hours before game, and will be limited to 2,000 players (possibly an even smaller limit could apply).
US Chess Membership Fees
Fees for updating or getting a new membership. (Available during registration.)
This tournament will be US Chess Federation online regular rated. This will not affect OTB (Over-The-Board) ratings.
We will use the January 2021 official online regular ratings for pairings, section and prize eligibility, and the OTB regular ratings only if you have no online regular rating. Unofficial ratings at uschess.org usually used if you are otherwise unrated. We also reserve the right to assign estimated ratings to players with multiple ratings and/or non-USCF ratings and unrateds.
Results are unofficial until Fair Play review of games has been completed. This can take 3 weeks or more, before prizes are then prepared and sent out. Players outside of NY, NJ and CT will be responsible for the cost of shipping.