Event Details


Online registration for this event will not be available after March 15, 2024 at 5:00 PM EDT

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024
PEARLS Hawthorne School
350 Hawthorne Ave
Yonkers, NY 10705
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Sponsor: National Scholastic Chess Foundation
Event Type: Scholastic (K-12)
Entry Fees:

Rated Section(s):

Section Fees & Conditions
Future Masters $50 USD
Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Rated 1300 and over.
Championship $50 USD
Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Rated 950-1299.
Reserve $50 USD
Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Rated 500-949.
Booster $50 USD
School grades 4 through 12.  Rated 499 and under.
Primary $50 USD
Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  Rated 499 and under.
K-1 Rated $50 USD
Pre-Kindergarten through 1st 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 $40 USD
School grades 1 and under.
Discounts: Future Masters Rating Discount: $20 USD discount for rating greater than or equal to 1700.
Applicable to section(s): Future Masters
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): Future Masters, Championship, Reserve, Booster, Primary, K-1 Rated, 2-3 Unrated, K-1 Unrated
Schedule: Future Masters (3 rounds), Championship (4 rounds): Check in by: 9:15am; First Round time: 9:30am.
Reserve, Booster (4 rounds): Check in by: 9:30am; First Round time: 9:45am.
Primary, K-1 Rated, 2-3 Novice, K-1 Novice (4 rounds): Check in by: 9:45am; First Round time: 10:00am.
Time Control: Game/55, 5 second delay in Future Masters.
Game/40, 5 second delay in Championship & Reserve.
Game/30, 5 second delay in Booster, Primary, K-1 Rated and Novice (unrated) sections.
Byes: Half (1/2) point bye requests (1 maximum) are available for all rounds.
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*No on-site registration for Future Masters.

By registering online, you will not need to check in at the registration desk. 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.

**USCF-rated, except where noted. Bring clocks and score pads.

PRIZES: AWARDS CEREMONIES begin as soon as possible, after each section completes.

Future Masters: Trophies to top 3 scorers; 

Other sections: Trophies to top 5 (minimum score of 2) plus all players scoring 3 points or more; Medals to all players scoring 2.5 points in each section. 

K-1 and K-1 Novice: Medals to all K-1 section participants and trophy to top Kindergartner (or pre-K). 

Additional trophies to top 3 under 750 in Reserve, top 3 unrated in Booster and top 3 unrated or under 300 in Primary.

Teams: Trophies to top 3 school teams in each section except Future Masters (minimum 2 players for a team; top 4 scores counted per team).

Grand Prix: Students who play in five (5) or more tournaments in rated sections may to eligible for Grand Prix awards. Non-rated sections do not earn Grand Prix points.

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

Byes: Please note, No byes are offered in Future Masters.

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 and claim a credit for a future tournament during the same academic year. Credits will not be carried over to the next academic year. Emails must be received by 8:30 am on the day of the tournament. NO SHOWS without prior notification forfeit the entry fee. 

You may request a refund for any credit(s) not used by the end of the academic year. Refunds must be requested prior to the last scheduled tournament of the season (May 2, 2020) and will be processed 7 days after the final tournament. To request a refund, email tournaments@nscfchess.org Refunds will be subject to a $10 administrative fee.

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