Event Details


Online registration for this event will not be available after April 2, 2022 at 4:00 PM EDT

When: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Roger Ludlowe Middle School
689 Unquowa Rd,
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Sponsor: National Scholastic Chess Foundation & CSCA
Event Type: Scholastic (K-12)
Entry Fees:

Rated Section(s):

Section Fees & Conditions
High School (Grades 9-12) - Denker Qualifier $55 USD
School grades 9 through 12.
Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Barber Qualifier $55 USD
School grades 6 through 8.
Elementary (Grades K - 5) - Rockefeller Qualifier $55 USD
Kindergarten through 5th grade.
K-5 Under 700 $55 USD
Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Rated 700 and under.
Primary (Grades 2 & 3) $55 USD
School grades 2 and 3 only.
K-1 $55 USD
Kindergarten through 1st grade.

Non-Rated Section(s):

Section Fees & Conditions
K-1 Novice $55 USD
Kindergarten through 1st grade.
2-3 Novice $55 USD
School grades 2 and 3 only.
Schedule: All sections 4 rounds. Please note start times for the first round. Rounds thereafter begin as soon as each section is completed.
High School, Middle School & Elementary (K-5) Qualifiers – Start time: 9:30am
K-5 Under 700, Primary, K-1 and Unrated Sections – Start time: 10:00am
Time Control: High School, Middle School & Elementary (K-5) Qualifiers: Game/45, delay 5
K-5 Under 700, Primary & K-1: Game/30, delay 5
Novice (unrated) sections. No clocks and notation not required.
Byes: Half (1/2) point bye requests (1 maximum) are available for round 1 only.
NSCF tournament info

This event is organized and sponsored by the National Scholastic Chess Foundation and sanctioned and sponsored by the CONNECTICUT STATE CHESS ASSOCIATION. 

This is an official CSCA State Championship event to determine the Connecticut State Champion in each section, and to select the state representative to the Denker, Barber and Rockefeller invitational tournaments which will be held in California from July 30 to August 2. Students in grades K-5 may qualify for the Rockefeller by competing in the Elementary section. 

COVID-19 Protocols  – No on-site registration. Advance registration only and space is limited. All players must wear masks in the playing area. All school COVID protocols will be observed.

ALL PARTICIPANTS: Please note the starting time for your section. Please arrive early and check the Advanced Entry List to confirm registration.

Byes: One 1/2 point bye in rounds 1, 2 or 3. 0 point byes for any round. Byes must be requested by end of registration: 3 pm on April 2; there are no changes to byes permitted at the tournament.

PRIZES: Trophies to TOP 5 and players scoring at least 3 points in each section. Participation ribbons to all non-trophy winners in K-1. Teams: Trophies to top 3 school teams in each RATED section. You do not have to be from Connecticut to win one of these prizes.

Connecticut Champions: In addition to the above prizes, the top player from each RATED section, except K-5 Under 700, who resides or attends school in Connecticut will receive a trophy as Connecticut State Champion.

1st Place Tie-breaks: If there are 2 or more players with a perfect score (4-0) in a RATED section, except K-5 Under 700, the winner will be determined by a G/10, d5 playoff. See tournament flyer for full details.

National Nominees: Connecticut Champion and runner up in the high, middle and elementary school sections receive Nominee and Alternate status to the Denker, Barber and Rockefeller National Invitational Tournaments, respectively. 

Refunds/Cancellation Policy: If you cannot play in this event, you may withdraw by email no later than 8 am on April 3. Refunds must be requested by email. No withdrawals or refund requests by telephone. There are no refunds for No-Shows. Refunds are subject to a $10 fee which covers administrative and credit card processing charges. 

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Supervision & Photo Release Policy: All participants under 16 must have an adult supervisor during the tournament. The NSCF does not provide supervision between games. Also note: Photography and/or video recording occurs at most NSCF tournament events. By registering your child for this event, you hereby give permission for your child's name and/or picture to appear on the NSCF website/promotion. If for any reason this is not acceptable, please advise tournament staff PRIOR to the start of the tournament.

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