Queens Chess Day Tournaments

by Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc.

Queens Tournament Dates:

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Chess in the Schools (CIS) wants to continue to empower New York City youth to grow in their chess, but we need your help! Your support will enable hundreds of NYC children to participate in a full day of chess-playing joy and friendly competition.

Chess in the Schools tournaments are always free to participants! Other tournaments cost $40-70 per child for one tournament. But did you know running a Chess in the Schools tournament costs between $10,000 to $15,000 per event? Our staff make sure that these tournaments are always running on-time and successfully!

Our Costs:
School Permits
School Safety Agents
Rating Fees
Team Rooms for Schools
Table/Chair Rentals
CIS Full-Time Staff/Tournament Directors/Coaches/College Bound Students

Every donation counts! 

Chess-in-the-Schools is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. Your tax-deductible donation to CIS will help us to continue our extraordinary work, changing our kids lives for the better, one move at a time.

If you'd like to individually sponsor a tournament you will have the opportunity to name the tournament and be recognized on stage. You can even help award trophies and medals! Please email sspina@chessintheschools.org for inquiries. 

Double your dollars! Your company may “match” your donation!

 If your company has a matching gift program, you can obtain a matching gift form from your employer. Forms should be available from the human resources department.

K-12 Open (1500 & up)
K-12 Reserve (1000-1499)
JH-HS Novice (K-12 Under 1100)
JH-HS NRB (6-12 unrated)
EL Novice (K-5 Under 1000)
EL Rookie (K-5 Under 600)
EL NRB (K-5 unrated)

Time Control: 
All sections except K-12 Open will be G/30 or G/25;d5
K-12 Open will be G/45 or G/40;d5

For all sections except "K-12 Open"
Check -in: 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Round 1: 10:00 AM
Round 2: 11:15 AM
Round 3: 1:00 PM
Round 4: 2:15 PM
Awards: 3:30 PM

"K-12 Open"
Check-in 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Round 1: 10:00 AM
Round 2: 11:45 AM
Round 3: 1:45 PM
Awards, 3:30 PM

Sets, boards, and scoresheets provided. Bring a clock if you have one, and a pen or pencil for notation. Please note that pictures will be taken during the event.

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