2018 Greater New York Scholastics
High School Championship
Trophies Are Awarded To
The Fifteen Top-Scoring Individuals
The Six Top-Scoring School Teams
Special Engraved Chess Sets
To The Five Top-Scoring High School Mixed Doubles Teams Among All Three High
(see below for Mixed Doubles information)
Everyone who scores 5 or more points and does not win a trophy will receive a medal instead!
New York Scholastic Free Entry Prizes And
Restrictions Are Listed Below!
Individual free entry prizes (each Championship section): Free entry to specified Continental Chess tournaments thru 12/31/18 to 1st, thru 10/10/18 to 2nd, thru 8/20/18 to 3rd, thru 6/20/18 to 4th. Individual free entry prizes (each non-Championship section): Free entry to specified Continental Chess tournaments thru 11/15/18 to 1st, thru 8/20/17 to 2nd, thru 6/20/18 to 3rd, thru 4/25/18 to 4th. Team free entry prizes: free entry to specified CCA tournaments thru 8/20/18 to 1st team (Top-Scoring Players, Boards 1-4), thru 6/20/18 to 2nd team (Top-Scoring Players, Boards 1-4) each section! Free entries courtesy of Continental Chess. A "specified Continental Chess (or CCA) tournament" is a tournament, from those listed here, with all the prizes 100% unconditionally guaranteed. 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 entry to specified CCA tmts. thru 8/20/18 to 1st Mixed Doubles team, thru 6/20/18 to 2nd team, to 4/15/18 to 3rd 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.
For indivisible prizes, such as trophies, championship titles, free entries, etc., the following Tiebreak systems are used to break ties among players with the same final score.
What if several players are tied at the end with the same score? The order of tiebreak systems used is:
1. Modified Median Tiebreaks (add the scores of your opponents, disregarding the least significant (usually the lowest-scoring opponent); any games unplayed by your opponent are adjusted to count as a ½-point). If still tied,
2. Solkoff Tiebreaks (add adjusted scores of all opponents),
3. Cumulative Tiebreaks (add your cumulative scores after each round),
4. Cumulative of Opposition (sum of the cumulative tiebreaks of all your opponents),
5. Game/10 or Game/5 or similar playoff (this is the only method used to break perfect score ties, such as 5-0 or 6-0).
The above tiebreaks are also used to break ties among individuals who are tied for a specific place on the same team.
For breaking ties among teams, the following tiebreak systems will be used:
1. Cumulative (sum of the team's 4 top scoring players' cumulative tiebreaks),
2. Modified Median (sum of the Modified Median tiebreaks of the team's four top scorers),
(sum of the team's four top scorers' Solkoff tiebreaks),
4. Cumulative of Opposition (sum of the cumulative tiebreaks of the opponents of the team's four top scorers),
5. Game/10 or Game/5 or similar playoff (this is the only method used to break perfect score team ties).
In extreme circumstances, the Tournament Director may use a different tiebreak system if the above systems do not work.