(The Tournaments Listed Below Are FREE To Specified
Greater New York Scholastic Prizewinners, EXCEPT The Open At Foxwoods And The
World Open Have Reduced Price Entry Fees Of $100 For Each Event For Specified
Greater New York Scholastic Prizewinners)
Details of individual tournaments listed below can be found on the Continental Chess website (some details may not be available until about 90 days before event)
This list is subject to change for some of the tournaments listed below; more tournament details to be forthcoming and more events may also be added.
A number of the tournaments listed from 2019 do not yet have operating URLs for 2020; however, most of the tournaments listed below are expected to honor the Greater NY Scholastic Free Entry Prizes
National Chess CongressEastern Chess CongressNew York State ChampionshipWorld OpenChicago Open
New York State Open (May 15-17: Lake George, NY)
Philadelphia International (The top section of his event is geared to experienced players with higher FIDE Ratings)
World Open Women's Championship
(Specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners can enter the World Open for $100)
North American Open
Individual free or reduced entry prizes (each Championship section): Free or reduced price entry to specified Continental Chess tournaments thru 12/31/20 to 1st, thru 9/30/20 to 2nd, thru 7/15/20 to 3rd, thru 4/15/20 to 4th. Individual free entry prizes (each non-Championship section): Free entry to specified Continental Chess tournaments thru 10/15/20 to 1st, thru 7/15/20 to 2nd, thru 4/30/20 to 3rd. Team free or reduced prize entry prizes: free or reduced price entry to specified CCA tournaments thru 8/25/20 to 1st team (Top-Scorers, Boards 1-4), thru 4/30/20 to 2nd team (Top-Scorers, Boards 1-4) in each 2-Day Championship Section! Team free or reduced price entry prizes: free or reduced price entry to specified CCA tournaments thru 7/15/20 to 1st team (Top-Scorers, Boards 1-4) in each 1-Day Championship Section! Free or reduced price entries courtesy of Continental Chess Association. A "specified Continental Chess (or CCA) tournament" is a tournament, from those listed here, with all the prizes 100% unconditionally guaranteed (except the Open at Foxwoods and the World Open offer reduced-price entries of $100 to specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners). Free entries do not include the NY State Scholastics in Saratoga Springs. See www.chesscenter.cc or www.gnyscc.com or www.chesstour.com for more information.
High School Mixed Doubles (best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all 3 High School sections after 5 rounds) Bonus Prizes: free or reduced price entry to specified CCA tmts. thru 8/25/20 to 1st Mixed Doubles team, thru 4/30/20 to 2nd team. Team average must be under 2200; Mixed Doubles teammates may play in different sections and may attend different schools; teams must register on-site (no extra charge!) before round 3; teammate pairings avoided but possible.