Event Details


Online registration for this event will not be available after September 29, 2023 at 5:00 PM EDT.
On-site registration is not available for this event.

When: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Hunter College Elementary School
71 East 94th Street
New York, NY 10128
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Sponsor: Hunter College Campus Schools
Event Type: Scholastic (K-12)
Entry Fees:

Rated Section(s):

Section Fees & Conditions
Future Masters $50 USD
School grades 12 and under.  Rated 1400-1749.  Maximum 24 participants.
8 slots remaining!
Championship $50 USD
School grades 12 and under.  Rated 1000-1399.  Maximum 48 participants.
1 slot remaining!
Reserve $50 USD
School grades 10 and under.  Rated 1199 and under.  Maximum 60 participants.
Sorry, this section is now full.
Booster $50 USD
School grades 4 through 8.  Rated 799 and under.  Maximum 46 participants.
2 slots remaining!
Primary $50 USD
School grades 3 and under.  Maximum 72 participants.
Sorry, this section is now full.
Juniors $50 USD
School grades 1 and under.  Maximum 46 participants.
20 slots remaining!

Non-Rated Section(s):

Section Fees & Conditions
2-3 Unrated $50 USD
School grades 2 and 3 only.  Rated 300 and under.  Maximum 28 participants.
5 slots remaining!
1st Grade Unrated $50 USD
School grade 1 only.  Rated 300 and under.  Maximum 34 participants.
18 slots remaining!
Kindergarten Unrated $50 USD
School grades K and under.  Rated 300 and under.  Maximum 36 participants.
10 slots remaining!

Online registration only. No on-site registration.

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 all sections.
Hunter Students: $5 USD discount for school equal to Hunter.
Applicable to all sections.
Schedule: All sections 4 rounds. Please note start times. Rounds thereafter begin as quickly as we complete the sections.
Future Masters – Start time: 9:15am
Championship – Start time: 9:30am; Reserve & Booster – Start time: 9:45am
Primary & Juniors – Start time: 10:00 am
2-3, K & 1 Unrated – Start time: 10:15am
Time Control: Game/60 +5 second delay in Future Masters
Game/50 +5 second delay in Championship
Game/45 +5 second delay in Reserve
Game/40 +5 second delay in Booster, Primary & Juniors
Novice (unrated) sections. No clocks. Notation not required.
Byes: Half (1/2) point bye requests (1 maximum) are available for round 1 only.
Byes must be requested prior to the start of round 1.

Registration closes on Friday, September 29 at 5:00 pm. Sections may sell out before this time. There is NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION  for this event.

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

Pairings: Join the Hunter Tournament Announcements WhatsApp group to receive alerts when pairings are posted during the event: https://chat.whatsapp.com/G0wuGelC8Uh9Wd4AQkzfza

**USCF-rated, except where noted. Bring clocks and score pads. (Unrated sections do not require clocks; notation is recommended but not required.) Chess sets are provided for all sections except Future Masters.

Ratings: Rated section use published rating unless parent emails hunterchess@gmail.com and/or puts a note in registration page requesting Current MSA Rating be used.

Unrated sections: These sections are designed to introduce beginning chess players to competition. No US Chess membership is required. If a player has some rated experience, the maximum allowable rating is 300. If a player with a rating (300, or below) chooses to play in an unrated section, the tournament organizer still reserves the right to review the player's tournament history and move the player into a rated section. This decision may not be appealed.

Prizes: Trophies to all players scoring 3 points or more in 4 round sections.

For tournament postponement and delay notices, check the NSCF Facebook page.

Changes: If you need to change sections, or for any other assistance, email hunterchess@gmail.com.

Refunds/Cancellation Policy: If you cannot play in this event, you may withdraw by email no later than 8 am on the day of the event. Please email us at hunterchess@gmail.com. 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 yearTo request a refund, email hunterchess@gmail.com prior to the tournament. Refunds will be 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 and/or Hunter Chess does not provide supervision between games. Also note: Photography and/or video recording occurs at most NSCF and/or Hunter 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 and/or Hunter Chess website/promotion. If for any reason this is not acceptable, please advise tournament staff PRIOR to the first round of the tournament.

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