PS198 Tournaments

    NYChessKids is now offering Chess Tournaments at PS198.
The Tournaments will be open to PS198 students and kids from other schools. Rated and non-rated sections available.

Location: 1700 Third Avenue New York, NY 10128

All registration must be completed online via our website.
  • Starting Time * Please arrive 30 min prior  9:15 am  Classic, Open, Championship 9:45 am Reserve, Booster, Primary, K1 10:15 am 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
  •  Chess Teams: We do not have team rooms available, but we can offer all the teams tables where the kids and coaches can analyze the games during the tournament.

 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 Kindergarten and 1st. 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 scoresheets and chess clock.
  • K-1: Starts at 9:45 am Open to K-1. USCF Rating below 5004 Rounds, G40 / d5.
  • BOOSTER:  Starts at 9:45 am Open to students in Kindergarten through 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.

JANUARY 28th:

 
 

Super Early Bird until December 28th: $35

Early Bird until January 23: $45

Regular Price: $55

 

APRIL 22nd:

 

Super Early Bird until March 22nd: $35

Early Bird until April 17th: $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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