LOCATION: Avenues: The World School, 259 10th Avenue (b/w 25th & 26th St., New York, NY 10001

FEATURES

  • Free Wi-fi for everyone
  • Lots of natural sunlight!
  • Free Team Tables provided for teams of 5+ participants.
  • Free Team Rooms provided for teamsof 10+ participants upon request.
  • Contact us chess@avenues.org by noon on the Wednesday before the event
UNRATED SECTIONS
Novice 2 Open to 2nd-6th Grade students rated under 500, or Unrated. Students play 4 Rounds. If total round time exceeds 1 hour, clocks will be provided with 5 minutes per player. Tiebreakers will be used if necessary. Trophies for Top 10, Medals for all other participants. Approximate end time 2:30 PM.
Novice 1 Open to Pre-K – 1st Grade students with ratings under 400, or Unrated. Students play 4 Rounds. If total round time exceeds 1 hour, clocks will be provided with 5 minutes per player. Tiebreakers will be used if necessary. Trophies for Top 10, Medals for all other participants. Approximate end time 2:30 PM.
No Score Open to Pre-K – 1st Grade students. Players must be unrated. Students play 4 rounds, with extra supervision and guidance. Players should understand the basic rules of chess and understand how the pieces move. All players receive a participation trophy. Approximate end time 1:30 PM.

RATED SECTIONS
MUST be a USCF Member (Please Update)

Future - Masters K-12 rating 1300+ G70/d5, 3 Rounds. Top 12 rated players in Future Masters will be in a quad. Quad placement based upon live ratings as of the Friday prior to each tournament. Blitz for 1st if needed. Trophies to top 10, Medals for all other participants. Blitz for 1st if needed. Trophies for Top 5 in Future Masters, Medals for all other participants.
Classic – K-12 rating 1000-1299 G60/d5, 3 Rounds. Blitz for 1st if needed. Trophies for Top 10, Medals for all other participants.
Reserve – K-12 U1100 G40/d5, 4 Rounds. Tiebreakers will be used if necessary. Trophies for Top 10, Medals for all other participants.
Booster – K-8 U800 G40/d5, 4 Rounds. Tiebreakers will be used if necessary. Trophies for Top 10, Medals for all other participants.
Primary – K-3 U600 G40/d5, 4 Rounds. Tiebreakers will be used if necessary. Trophies for Top 10, Medals for all other participants.
K-1 – K-1 U500 G40/d5, 4 Rounds. Tiebreakers will be used if necessary. Trophies for Top 10, Medals for all other participants.

SECTIONS & START TIMES:

SECTION START TIMES: 9:15 a.m. - Quads, Future Master & Classic (MUST CHECK IN BY 9:00).
9:30 a.m. - Reserve & Booster (no check in required).
10:00 a.m. - Primary, K-1, Novice 2, Novice 1 & No Score (no check in required).

Schedule – Please arrive 15-30 minutes before start of first round. SOLD OUT

8:30 – 9:00 a.m Required check in for Quads,  Future Masters and Classic sections. Pairings posted at 9:00 AM.
9:15 a.m Quads, Future Masters and Classic sections begin.
9:45 a.m Reserve and Booster sections begin. Please arrive by 9:15.
10:00 a.m No Score, Novice 1, Novice 2, K-1 and Primary sections begin. Please arrive by 9:30.

Entry Fee and other information 

  • Please register by 11:00 on the Monday before the start of the tournament to receive this discount.
  • Early Registration until the Monday before the start of the tournament at 11:00 p.m. – $45.
  • Late Registration until Saturday, the day before the tournament, at 12:00 p.m. – $55.
  • No on site registration available
  • Cancellation requests within 24 hours of the start time of each tournament will not be refunded.
  • Financial assistance is available, please e-mail our coaching staff at Chess@Avenues.org for discount code information.
  • In the Classic and Future Master sections, the Tournament Director may move participants up from lower rated sections at their discretion prior to start of first round to ensure that an even number of participants compete.
  • New Feature! The top 12 participants in the Future Masters section will be placed in quads. The placement will be based upon live ratings as of the Friday prior to each tournament.
  • Byes are not permitted in Classic and Future Master sections. A maximum of one 1/2 point bye is permitted in all other sections.
  • $10 fee to switch sections on day of the tournament. To switch before please e-mail Chess@Avenues.org.
  • All children under 18 must be supervised by parent or guardian. Please provide a phone number for a parent or guardian at sign up.
  • By signing up your child for this tournament you agree and acknowledge that photos taken during the event may be used for tournament promotional materials by Growing Minds Chess Academy.
  • Nearby Trains: Broadway (N/R trains), Lexington (6 train), Sixth Avenue (F/M Trains), Seventh Avenue (#1 train) and 8th Avenue trains (C/E) all stop at 23rd Street.
  • Refunds or credits to a future event will only be provided if requested at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tournament.
  • If walking after getting off at the 23rd street stop, walk west on 23rd street towards 10th Avenue, then turn right (north) onto Tenth Avenue and walk two blocks to the school.
  • Please sign up for the waitlist if your section is over capacity
  • Credits for a future event will no longer be provided