2021 Connecticut State Championships
Online registration for this event will not be available after December 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST.
On-site registration is not available for this event.
|When:||Saturday, December 4, 2021, 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM EST|
Wesleyan University, Exley Science Center
265 Church Street
Middletown, CT 06459
|Sponsor:||Connecticut State Chess Association|
Online registration only. No on-site registration.
|Schedule:||9:30a, 12p, 2:30p, 5p (Awards by 8p)|
|Time Control:||G/55 d5|
|Byes:||Half (1/2) point bye requests (1 maximum) are available for all rounds.|
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|Event URL:||Click for more information|
Event organized by the
Vaccination and Mask Wearing Required. See notes  and  below for site and organizer policies.
Prizes: Championship: $500-350-250-200-150. Trophy to State Champion. Open: $300-200-150-125-100. Top U1600, U1200, U800 $100 each. Trophy, clock and book prizes to top Female, Unrated, Collegiate, High, Middle players in Open. Collegiate Team: Trophy to top three collegiate teams in Open.
Playoff: Playoff applied to Championship section for players tied for 1st place. Playoff affects trophy and Champion title only. See note  below.
On-site entries: NO on-site entries permitted. Online registration ends December 3, 2021 at 7 PM.
Free & Special Entry: Players conditions to GMs and IMs (not deducted from prizes). Free entry in Championship Section to: (1) Players rated 2400 and over, (2) Winner of 2020 CT Senior Championship, and (3) Winner of 2020 CT High School Championship. 2020 State Championship entries honored. If you qualify for entry under this paragraph, please email chess.CSCA@gmail.com to request registration.
CSCA membership: Participation creates or extends CSCA event membership status to 12/4/2022.
Byes: One half-point bye is permitted in Rounds 1-3 only; must commit by end of registration.
Snow Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021.
Equipment: Bring sets and clocks.
 Championship Section Entry Limits. Entry in the Championship section is limited to the top 14 players by rating and the two event Champion invitees—2020 Senior and 2020 High School Champions. If an invitee declines to participate, an additional rating-based entry will be permitted. Additionally, except for Champion invitees, a minimum rating of 2000 is required to participate in the Championship section.
 Playoff Tiebreak in Championship Section. In case of a tie score for 1st place in the Championship Section, a playoff will immediately follow Round 4. The playoff format will be as follows: G/10 d5 with reversed colors. If players not played, USCF tie breaks determine choice of color. If still tied, Armageddon game with reversed colors G/5v4. If multiple players are tied for 1st place, players will be paired highest finishing against lowest finishing and so on based on USCF tie breaks (NCAA March Madness format), and each playoff round will result in elimination of the losing player. If the number of players in the first playoff round is other than 2, 4, 8 or 16, the highest finishing players on USCF tie breaks will advance without play to the second playoff round to conform to the 2-4-8-16 format. Playoff affects trophy and Champion title only.
 COVID-19 vaccination and completion of site attestation are required for
participation in this event. Pursuant to
 COVID-19 Protocols Apply. In addition to the attestation requirement under note , no on-site entries are permitted. All players and family members must wear masks at all times while indoors, including in the playing and waiting areas. Only one accompanying adult is permitted per player. Number of persons in any room may also be restricted.
 Rating Supplement. Dec 2021 USCF Rating Suppl. used for section entry, pairings and prizes.
 Contact. All questions/inquiries to events.CSCA@gmail.com.
 Refunds/Cancellation Policy: To withdraw registration or request a refund, email your request to events.CSCA@gmail.com no later than December 3 at 8 PM. Refund requests not received by email or received after the above deadline will not be honored. Refunds are subject to $15 administrative fee.