Event Details


Online registration for this event will not be available after February 25, 2023 at 12:00 PM EST

When: Sunday, February 26, 2023
Greenwich Country Day School
401 Old Church Rd
Greenwich, CT 06830
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Sponsor: National Scholastic Chess Foundation
Event Type: Scholastic (K-12)
Entry Fees:

Rated Section(s):

Section Fees & Conditions
Championship $50 USD
Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Rated 950 and over.
Reserve $50 USD
Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Rated 500-999.
Booster $50 USD
School grades 4 through 12.  Rated 499 and under.
Primary $50 USD
Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  Rated 499 and under.

Non-Rated Section(s):

Section Fees & Conditions
2-3 Unrated $50 USD
School grades 2 and 3 only.
K-1 Unrated $50 USD
Kindergarten through 1st grade.
Discounts: Sibling Discount: $10 USD discount for family member registration greater than or equal to 2 participants in this event; paid in a single transaction.
Applicable to section(s): Championship, Reserve, Booster, Primary, 2-3 Unrated, K-1 Unrated
Schedule: Championship & Reserve (4 rounds): Arrive by: 9:15am; First Round: 9:30am.
Booster & Primary (4 rounds): Arrive by: 9:30am; First Round: 9:45am.
2-3 Unrated, K-1 Unrated (4 rounds): Arrive by: 9:45am; First Round: 10:00am.
Approximate end time for rated sections is 4:00 pm.
Unrated sections typically end around 3:00. Sections may end sooner and awards are presented as quickly as possible after the completion of all rounds in any given section.
Time Control: Game/40, 5 second delay in rated sections.
No clocks used in Unrated sections.
Byes: Half (1/2) point bye requests (1 maximum) are available for round 1 only.
NSCF Tournaments

No at the door entries. Advance registration only. 

By registering online, you will not need to check in. Upon your arrival, verify that you are on the advanced entry list. Please bring a copy of your confirmation email in the event there is an error.

The tournament is open to students in K-12. Sections are divided by grade and/or rating as specified. USCF-rated, except where noted. Bring clocks and score pads. Chess sets are provided. (Unrated sections do not require clocks; notation is recommended but not required.) 

Unrated sections: These sections are designed to introduce beginning chess players to competition. No US Chess membership is required.

PRIZES: AWARDS CEREMONIES begin as soon as possible, after each section is completed. Individual Prizes: Top 5 players in each section. Team Prizes: Top 2 school teams per section. Aggregate of top 4 scores determines the team score.

For tournament postponement and delay notices, check our Facebook page.

Changes: If you need to change sections, or for any other assistance, email Tournaments@NSCFchess.org.

Refunds/Cancellation Policy: If you cannot play in an event you have registered for, you may withdraw by emailing tournaments@nscfchess.org prior to the tournament. Emails must be received by 6 pm on February 25

Refunds must be requested by email; no telephone withdrawals or refund requests. There will be no refunds given for No-Shows. Refunds are subject to a $10 fee which covers administrative and credit card processing charges or you may apply the entire entry fee to a future event within the same school year. To request a refund, email qb@nscfchess.org prior to the tournament. Refunds will be processed within 7 days after the tournament. 

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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