PS163 Tournaments

NYChessKids is now offering Chess Tournaments at PS163.
The Tournaments will be open to PS163 students and kids from other schools. Rated and non-rated sections available.

Location: 163 West 97th Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) New York, NY 10025


All registration must be completed online via our website.
  • Check-In Time:  Please arrive 8:30 am for check-in for sections  Classic, Open, Championship; 9:00 am for section Reserve, Booster, Primary, K1.  9:35 am for sections  Novice1, Novice 2, No Score
  • Approximate Finish Time: No Score, Novice 1, Novice 2: 1:00pm K-1, Booster, Primary, Reserve: 2:00-4:00pm Championship, Open, Classic: 5:00pm

 NON-RATED SECTIONS

(Trophies to 1st to 10th place, medals for 11th place and above). Notation is not required; no chess clocks will be used.
  • NO SCORE: Starts at 10:15 am Open to Pre-K to Kindergarten students who are absolute beginners.
  • NOVICE I: Starts at 10:15 am Open to grades K-1. This section is meant for kids who know how to play chess but who are inexperienced in playing in a chess tournament.
  • NOVICE II: Starts at 10:15 am Open to grades 2-5. This section is meant in elementary school who know how to play chess but who are inexperienced in playing in a chess tournament.

RATED SECTIONS

(Trophies to 1st to 10th place, medals for 11th place and above). Rated sections Are only open to students, who are an official member of the USCF: Notating the game on a score sheet and the use of chess clock is required. Please bring your own scoresheets and chess clock.
  • K-1: Starts at 9:45 am Open to K-1. USCF Rating below 500. 4 Rounds, G40 / d5.
  • BOOSTER:  Starts at 9:45am Open to students in K-8th grade, rated below 600. 4 Rounds, G40 / d5.
  • PRIMARY:Starts at 9:45 am Open to K-3 USCF Rating below 800. 4 Rounds,G40 / d5.
  • RESERVE: Starts at 9:45 am Open to K-12. USCF Rating within 600-999. 4 Rounds,G40 / d5.
  • CLASSIC: Starts at 9:15 am Open to K-12. USCF Rating within 1000-1299. 3 Rounds, G70 / d5.
  • OPEN: Starts at 9:15 am Open to K-12. USCF Rating within 1300-1599. 3 Rounds, G70 / d5.
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: Starts at 9:15 am Open to K-12. USCF Rating above 1600. 3 Rounds, G70 / d5. Free Registration for players rated over 1600. 1st $120, 2nd $100, 3rd $80.
RULES:   None of the kids attending the tournament will be allowed to play up in any section unless specific situations happen.  In the case of having an odd number of kids in one of the sections,  the Main Tournament Director will take the decision.

PS163 TOURNAMENTS

SATURDAYS

Super Early Bird: $35

Early Bird: $45

Regular price: $55

NOVEMBER 4

Early Bird / October 31st, 12:00 pm: $45

Regular Price: $55

 

FEBRUARY 3

Super Early Bird / January 3rd, 12:00pm: $35

Early Bird / January 30th, 12:00pm: $45

Regular Price: $55

 

MARCH 3

Super Early Bird / February 2nd, 12:00pm: $35

Early Bird until February 27: $45

Regular Price: $55

 
Credit and Refunds Policy: We will issue FULL refunds for NYChessKids Tournaments until Tuesdays, 12 PM before the day of the Tournament. No refunds will be issued after Tuesday, 12 PM. Cancellations, after this day, require a medical documentation in the form of a letter to get a full credit that can be used in any future event.
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