The main registration for the 2019 Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships is now closed.

We have set up a Special Waiting List to register for the tournament.


To request approval to be added to the Special Waiting List, please send an email to

Please put “2019 Greater NY Scholastics:  REQUEST TO BE ADDED TO SPECIAL WAITING LIST” in  the heading of your email.

Please let us know the name of the player and for which section you would like to register:

High School Championship: Saturday-Sunday

Junior High Championship: Saturday-Sunday

Elementary Championship: Saturday-Sunday

Primary Championship: Saturday-Sunday

K1 Championship: Saturday-Sunday

High School Under 1900: Saturday Only

Elementary Under 1500: Saturday Only

Junior High Under 1300: Sunday Only

High School Under 1200: Saturday Only

Elementary Under 1100: Saturday Only

Primary Under 1000: Sunday Only

Elementary Under 700: Saturday Only

Primary Under 600: Sunday Only

K-1 Under 400: Sunday Only


Each section has its own age, grade and rating requirements (the five Championship sections are open to all who are under grade and age limits  including the highest rated players; unrateds are allowed in all sections).

     The five Championship sections are each 2 days (High School Championship, Junior High Championship, Elementary Championship, Primary Championship and K1 Championship): 6-rounds, 60 minutes each player with 10-second delay each move (G/60, d/10).  Game times: Saturday 10 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:45 pm.  Championship Awards Ceremony: about 5:30 pm Sunday.

    The nine non-Championship sections are each 1-day, 5-rounds, 30 minutes each player with 5-second delay each move (5-SS, G/30, d5).

Important Note

     Playing both Saturday and Sunday, at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm Saturday and 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:45 pm Sunday are:

     High School Championship

     Junior High Championship

     Elementary Championship

     Primary Championship

     K1 Championship

     Awards Ceremonies about 5:30 pm Sunday

     Playing only on Saturday this year, at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00pm and 4:30 pm.are:

     High School Under 1900

     High School Under 1200

     Elementary Under 1500

     Elementary Under 1100

     Elementary Under 700

     Awards Ceremonies about 6 pm Saturday.

    Now playing only on Sunday with earlier starting times at  9:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm Sunday are:  

    Junior High Under 1300

    Primary Under 1000

    Primary Under 600

    K1 Under 400

    Awards Ceremonies about 5 pm Sunday.

  If your request is approved, you will receive further instructions on how to register and pay online at a special website.

 Our tournament has limited availability, so if you are approved to register, please register within two hours of receiving your approval.

Please note that we may not be able to accommodate any on-site entries due to the above procedure.


      To protect the integrity of our tournament, we rely on the registrants providing us with accurate information.  Providing false registration information to qualify for sections for which players would otherwise be ineligible may result in disqualification from the tournament.


Thank you again for your interest in participating in the USCF’s longest-running rated scholastic tournament!