2021 New York State Girls Championship
Plaques Are Awarded To
The Eight Top-Scoring
And Team Plaques To
The Four Top-Scoring School Teams
Everyone in this section who scores 5 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 New York State Girls Championship Free And Reduced Entry Prizes And Restrictions Are Listed Below!
The top-scoring New York State K-12 girl
in the Open Championship
also qualifies to represent New York State in the National Girls Tournament Of
Champions (or its online replacement)!
Individual free/reduced price entry prizes (each Championship section): Free/reduced price entry to three specified Continental Chess tournaments thru 12/31/2021 to 1st, two free/reduced price entries to 2nd, 1 free/reduced price entry to 3rd and 1 free/reduced price entry to 4th!
Individual free/reduced price entry prizes (each non-Championship section): Free/reduced price entry to one specified Continental Chess tournament thru 12/31/2021 to 1st and one free/reduced price entry to 2nd!
Free/reduced price entries are courtesy of Continental Chess. A "specified Continental Chess (or CCA) tournament" is a CCA non-scholastic tournament, usually with all the prizes 100% unconditionally guaranteed. See www.chesscenter.cc or www.chesstour.com for more information. FREE ENTRIES DO NOT INCLUDE the 2021 NY State Scholastics.
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.chessgirls.win 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, MA, PA, VT, Ontario or Quebec are eligible for CCA free/reduced price entry prizes in the non-Championship sections. The top NY State player and team in each Championship section are NY State Champions!
For indivisible prizes, such as plaques, 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 opponents 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 three top scoring players' cumulative tiebreaks),
2. Modified Median (sum of the Modified Median tiebreaks of the team's three top scorers),
(sum of the team's three top scorers' Solkoff tiebreaks),
4. Cumulative of Opposition (sum of the cumulative tiebreaks of the opponents of the team's three 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.