Event Details


Online registration for this event will not be available after February 24, 2024 at 6:00 PM EST

When: Sunday, February 25, 2024
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 Section(s):

Section Fees & Conditions
Championship $50 USD
Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Rated 950 and over.
Reserve $50 USD
Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Rated 500-999.
Booster $50 USD
School grades 4 through 12.  Rated 499 and under.
Primary $50 USD
Kindergarten through 3rd 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 $50 USD
Kindergarten through 1st grade.
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 section(s): Championship, Reserve, Booster, Primary, 2-3 Unrated, K-1 Unrated
Schedule: Championship & Reserve (4 rounds): Arrive by: 9:15am; First Round: 9:30am.
Booster & Primary (4 rounds): Arrive by: 9:30am; First Round: 9:45am.
2-3 Unrated, K-1 Unrated (4 rounds): Arrive by: 9:45am; First Round: 10:00am.
Approximate end time for rated sections is 4:00 pm.
Unrated sections typically end around 3:00. 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/40, 5 second delay in rated sections.
No clocks used in Unrated sections.
Byes: Half (1/2) point bye requests (1 maximum) are available for round 1 only.
NSCF Tournaments

No at the door entries. Advance registration only. Please note for lunches and snacks, GCDS is a Nut-Free school.

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

The tournament is open to students in K-12. Sections are divided by grade and/or rating as specified. USCF-rated, except where noted. Bring clocks and score pads. Chess sets are provided. (Unrated sections do not require clocks; notation is recommended but not required.) 

Unrated sections: These sections are designed to introduce beginning chess players to competition. No US Chess membership is required.

PRIZES: AWARDS CEREMONIES begin as soon as possible, after each section is completed. Individual Prizes: Top 5 players in each section. Team Prizes: Top 2 school teams per section. Aggregate of top 4 scores determines the team score.

For tournament postponement and delay notices, check our Facebook page.

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

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. Emails must be received by 6 pm on February 24Refunds 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 year. To request a refund, email qb@nscfchess.org prior to the tournament. Refunds 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 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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