2021 Greater New York Scholastics
Primary Under 1000 Section
Plaques Are Awarded To
At Least The
Top Twenty Per Cent Of The
And Team Plaques To
The Ten Top-Scoring School Teams
Everyone who scores 4 or more points in this section and does not win a plaque will receive a medal instead!
Results are NOT official
until after fair-play review of games has been completed.
This may take up to about three weeks, before prizes are then ready to be awarded.
Recipients may arrange to have their awards delivered to their coach or school, if possible. This will probably result in faster receipt than by shipping. Players outside of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are responsible for paying for the shipping costs.
2021 Greater New York Scholastic Free Entry Prizes And Restrictions Are Listed Below!
Individual free or reduced entry prizes (each Championship section): Free or reduced price entry to specified Continental Chess tournaments thru 12/31/21 to 1st, thru 9/30/21 to 2nd, thru 8/25/21 to 3rd, thru 4/30/21 to 4th. Individual free entry prizes (each 1-Day section): Free entry to specified Continental Chess tournaments thru 10/15/21 to 1st, thru 7/15/21 to 2nd, thru 4/30/21 to 3rd. Team free or reduced prize entry prizes: free or reduced price entry to specified CCA tournaments thru 8/25/21 to 1st team (Top-Scorers, Boards 1-4), thru 4/30/21 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 7/15/21 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 CCA non-scholastic tournament, usually with all the prizes 100% unconditionally guaranteed (except some larger CCA tournaments offer reduced-price entries to specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners). Free entries do not include the NY State Scholastics. 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 8/25/21 to 1st Mixed Doubles team, thru 4/30/21 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 (no extra charge!) before round 3; teammate pairings avoided but possible.
All players must be visible on Zoom, under their real first and last name. All players in the Two-Day Championship sections must be visible on Zoom with a satisfactory side or rear-view camera angle, showing the player's computer screen and what is going on around the player. The Tournament Director may rule that players without a satisfactory display on Zoom are ineligible. More details on Zoom usage are posted at www.gnyscc.com as well.
Out-of-state players are eligible for all prizes in the Championship sections, as well as all plaques or trophies and medals in all sections. However, only players in NY, NJ, CT, DE, MA, PA, VT, Ontario or Quebec are eligible for CCA free/reduced price entry prizes in the non-Championship sections.
For indivisible prizes, such as trophies, championship titles, free entries, etc., the following Tiebreak systems are used to break ties among players and teams 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.