Continental Chess Tournaments In 2018 Honoring Greater New York Scholastic Free Entry Prizes!
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 based upon the site availability 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 for 2018 do not yet have operating URLs; 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 ChampionshipPeter Henner MemorialWorld OpenChicago OpenGolden State Open
New York State Open (May 18-20: Lake George, NY)
Philadelphia International (This event is geared to experienced players with higher FIDE Ratings)
World Open Women's Championship
North American Open
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-Scorers, Boards 1-4), thru 6/20/18 to 2nd team (Top-Scorers, 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.