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 at 8:30 am for check-in for sections Classic, Reserve, Booster,  K-1 and 9:00 am for sections Novice1, Novice 2, No Score

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 9:30 am Open to Pre-K – Kindergarten students who are absolute beginners.
  • NOVICE I: Starts at 9:30 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 9:30 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 9:15 am Open to K-1. USCF Rating below 500. 4 Rounds, G30 / d5.
  • BOOSTER:  Starts at 9:15 am Open to students in the K-8th grade, rated below 6004 Rounds, G30 / d5.
  • RESERVE: Starts at 9:15 am Open to K-12. USCF Rating within 600-9994 Rounds, G30 / d5.
  • CLASSIC: Starts at 9:15 am Open to K-12 USCF Rating within 1000-14004 Rounds, G30 / d5.

 

  • RULES:   None of the kids attending the tournament will be allowed to play up in any section unless specific situations happen. A minimum of 6 kids is needed in order to play the section if we don’t have the minimum required the section will be combined with the closest section  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 2018-2019

 

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ps 163 tournament

fEBRUARY 2ND

unrATED SECTIONS:

nO sCORE, nOVICE 1 & nOVICE 2

RATED SECTIONS:

k-1, bOOSTER, pRIMARY & rESERVE


 

eARLY bIRD UNTIL JAN 28TH

$35

REGULAR PRICE

$45

 

ps 163 tournament

MARCH 2ND

unrATED SECTIONS:

nO sCORE, nOVICE 1 & nOVICE 2

RATED SECTIONS:

k-1, bOOSTER, pRIMARY & rESERVE


 

eARLY bIRD UNTIL FEB 25TH

$35

REGULAR PRICE

$45

 

ps 163 tournament

aPRIL 6TH

unrATED SECTIONS:

nO sCORE, nOVICE 1 & nOVICE 2

RATED SECTIONS:

k-1, bOOSTER, pRIMARY & rESERVE


 

eARLY bIRD UNTIL APRIL 1ST

$35

REGULAR PRICE

$45

 
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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 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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