Event Details


Online registration for this event will not be available after February 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time

When: Sunday, February 23, 2020
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 Sections:

Section Fees & Conditions
Future Masters $40 initial ; $50 effective 02/21/2020
Grades Pre-K through 12.  Rated 1300 and over.
Championship $40 initial ; $50 effective 02/21/2020
Grades Pre-K through 12.  Rated 950-1299.
Reserve $40 initial ; $50 effective 02/21/2020
Grades Pre-K through 12.  Rated 500-999.
Booster $40 initial ; $50 effective 02/21/2020
Grades 4 through 12.  Rated 499 and under.
Primary $40 initial ; $50 effective 02/21/2020
Grades Pre-K through 3.
K-1 Rated $40 initial ; $50 effective 02/21/2020
Grades Pre-K through 1.

Non-Rated Sections:

Section Fees & Conditions
2-3 Novice $40 initial ; $50 effective 02/21/2020
Grades 2 and 3 only.  Rated 499 and under.
K-1 Novice $40 initial ; $50 effective 02/21/2020
Grades 1 and under.  Rated 299 and under.
Discounts: Future Masters Rating Discount: $20 discount for rating greater than or equal to 1700.
Applicable to section(s): Future Masters
Sibling Discount: $10 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 Novice, K-1 Novice
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.
For rated sections, approximate end-time is 5:00 pm; Novice sections typically end around 2:30; 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/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 in any round of a 4-round section.
No byes are offered in Future Masters.
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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.

For tournament postponement and delay notices, check nscfchess.org

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.

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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