Event Details


Online registration for this event will not be available after December 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST.
On-site registration is not available for this event.

When: Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST
Wesleyan University, Fayerweather
55 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT 06457
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Sponsor: Connecticut State Chess Association
Event Type: Open
Entry Fees:
Section Fees & Conditions
Championship $100 USD
Rated 2000 and over.
U2000 $100 USD
U1400 $100 USD

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 rounds: 1, 2, 3.
Zero (0) point bye requests are available for rounds: 2, 3, 4.
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P: +18605930225
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General Info

Event organized, funded and sponsored by the Connecticut State Chess Association and hosted by Wesleyan University and Wesleyan University Chess Club. 

The Championship Section is limited to Connecticut players only—see definition under notes [1] and [2] below. Other sections are open and not limited by state. 

Applicable Wesleyan University COVID-19 policy is in effect. See note [4] below. 

Prizes: Championship: $500-350-300-250-200. Trophy to State Champion. U2000: $400-300-250-200-150. Top U1700, not otherwise placing, $100. U1400: $300-250-200-150-100. Top U1000, not otherwise placing, $100. Top Female in U2000 and U1400, not otherwise placing, $100. Unless tied for first place, prizes based on final standings on USCF tie breaks, NOT USCF distribution rules. Players tied for first share money prizes equally.

Playoff: Playoff applied to Championship section for players tied for 1st place. Playoff affects trophy and Champion title only. See note [3] below.

On-site entries: NO on-site entries permitted. Online registration ends December 2, 2022 at 7 PM.

Free & Special Entry: Players conditions to Connecticut GMs and IMs (not deducted from prizes). Free entry to players rated 2400 and over. 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 12/3/2023. 

Byes: One half-point bye is permitted in Rounds 1-3 only; must commit by end of registration. Zero point byes permitted in Rounds 2-4. 

Snow Date: TBD.

Equipment: Bring clocks, if available. Sets and some clocks will be provided. 

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[1] Connecticut player. For the purpose of these Championships, a “Connecticut player” is (a) any player whose state is designated Connecticut (“CT”) with U.S. Chess, or (b) any player whose state is not designated “CT” with U.S. Chess, but who (i) resides, (ii) attends school or (iii) is employed or self-employed in the state of Connecticut. Event entrants pursuant to section (b) will provide proof of eligibility. 

[2] Championship Section Entry Restrictions. Entry in the Championship section is limited to Connecticut players with a minimum rating of 2000. Other sections do not have a state restriction.

[3] Playoff Tiebreak in Championship Section. In case of a tie for first place in the Championship Section, a playoff will immediately follow Round 4. The playoff will consist of an Armageddon game G/5v4 with player finishing higher on USCF tie breaks selecting color. 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, and each playoff round will result in elimination of the losing player from the tie break. If the number of players in the first playoff round is other than a square of two, the highest finishing players on USCF tie breaks will advance without play to the second playoff round to conform to playoff format. Playoff affects trophy and Champion title only. Players tied for first share money prizes equally.

[4] COVID-19 Protocols Apply. All applicable Wesleyan University COVID-19 Protocols apply. Current policy requires any unvaccinated (all boosters included) visitors to be masked at all times.

[5] Rating Supplement. Dec 2022 USCF Rating Suppl. used for section entry, pairings and prizes.

[6] Tax requirements for prizes. Players receiving total payments of $600 or more from the CSCA in 2022 must submit a W-9 to the CSCA at events.CSCA@gmail.com in advance of receiving prize.

[7] Contact. All questions/inquiries to events.CSCA@gmail.com.

[8] Refunds/Cancellation Policy: To withdraw registration or request a refund, email your request to events.CSCA@gmail.com no later than December 1 at 11:59 PM. Refund requests not received by email or received after the above deadline, will not be honored. Refunds are subject to $15 administrative fee. 

[9] Unauthorized solicitation is prohibited. This is a nonprofit event for the Connecticut chess community, and the Promotion Policy at CSCA Tournaments is in effect. Please contact CSCA at events.CSCA@gmail.com for advertising and promotional opportunities.