Event Details


Online registration for this event will not be available after December 16, 2022 at 8:00 PM EST.
On-site registration is not available for this event.

When: Saturday, December 17, 2022, 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM EST
Norwalk Public Library (Main)
1 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
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Sponsor: Connecticut State Chess Association
Event Type: Scholastic (K-12)
Entry Fees:
Section Fees & Conditions
Open (USCF rated; USCF ID required) $35 USD
Reserve (not USCF rated; USCF ID not required) $35 USD

Online registration only. No on-site registration.

Schedule: 5 Rounds SS, Round 1 at 10:30a, then ASAP (all players play 5 games)
Time Control: G/15 (no delay)
Byes: Half (1/2) point bye requests (1 maximum) are available for rounds: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Zero (0) point bye requests are available for all rounds.
Alexander Lumelsky
P: +18605930225
Event URL: Click for more information

Volunteer TD: STD NM Ian Harris, RedBandit Chess 

Byes: One ½ point bye permitted in Rounds 1 through 4; 0 point byes permitted in any round. Must request by end of registration: 12p on December 16.

Two Sections: Open (US Chess rated for children pre-K to 12th grade); Reserve (not US Chess rated for children pre-K to 12th grade)

Prizes: Trophies to Top 5 in Open; Trophies to Top 3 in Reserve.

Entry Fee: $35 on or before 12p on December 16, online registration only. NO on site registration. FREE entry for Norwalk residents. Norwalk residents please email name, address and school name to events.CSCA@gmail.com for registration instructions.



COVID-19 Protocols  – No on-site registration. Advance registration only and space is limited. Players may be required to wear masks in the playing area and elsewhere, whether or not vaccinated. All then current library COVID protocols will be observed. Additional information will be provided.

Chess sets will be provided. If you have a chess clock, please bring it with you. Organizer will have some additional clocks, but may not be enough for everyone.

We do not plan on taking a break during the event. Total play time is approximately 2.5 hours, and total event time is approximately 4 hours. Rounds will be paired as soon as all play in the prior round is complete. Approximate schedule by round is 10:30a, 11:15a, 12p, 12:40p, 1:20p. Award ceremony expected by 2p.

ALL PLAYERS PLAY 5 GAMES. This is not an elimination tournament.

ALL PARTICIPANTS: The library opens at 10 AM. Please arrive on time and check the Advanced Entry List to confirm your registration information.

Refunds/Cancellation Policy: If you cannot play in this event, you may withdraw by email to events.CSCA@gmail.com no later than 11:59p on December 15. 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 $15 admin fee. 

Unauthorized solicitation is prohibited. This is a nonprofit event at a nonprofit venue. Please contact CSCA at events.CSCA@gmail.com for advertising and promotional opportunities.