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PLEASE NOTE: For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used for foreign or recently foreign players. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other ratings such as club, league, scholastic, state or province, etc, adjusted if appropriate, may be used at our discretion if above USCF.  No rating below the latest official USCF rating, on the list corresponding to the ending date of the tournament, will be used. For 9 round events offering title norm possibilities, FIDE ratings are used. Click here for further details.


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SPECIAL ADDRESS FOR DROPOUTS:
            We receive so much email that it is difficult to keep track of important messages, such as those regarding players who have entered a tournament but will be unable to attend.  To simplify this task, we have set up a special email address for mail regarding such withdrawals.  It is DropoutsAtChess.US (use the @ symbol instead of "At."). Please use this address for the following purposes:
            1. To notify us that you will not be able to attend a tournament that you entered.  This should be done at least 2 hours before your first game.
            2. To inquire about a credit or a refund from a past tournament you entered but did not attend.

SPECIAL ADDRESS FOR PRIZES:
           
We have a new email address for mail concerning prizes that were not claimed at tournaments. It is PrizesAtChess.US (use the @ symbol instead of "At.") To contact us regarding a prize due, please use this address so that we do not have to search for your mail among hundreds of other emails.

USCF MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL FOR MOST TOURNAMENTS:
            1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry.  Online at chesstour.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15.  By mail or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Adult and Young Adult (under 25) include monthly Chess Life, Scholastic (under 13) includes bimonthly Chess Life For Kids.  USCF membership is required for all our tournaments. 

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CCA minimum ratings as of July 16, 2019 are now posted.  They will be used, if above USCF ratings, at all CCA tournaments, effective immediately.

YOU CAN NOW USE PEAK RATING TO PLAY UP in sections with a minimum rating requirement. CLICK HERE.

Converting FIDE and foreign ratings to USCF (revised 11/30/18)

CCA electronic devices policies will be used at all tournaments

Tax information for winners of $600 or over, and for non-resident aliens

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To avoid huge ballroom rent, most of our tournaments count on having many players use guest rooms at the host hotel, and asking for the chess rate gives the tournament credit.  For all tournaments, please stay at the tournament site whenever possible and ask for the chess rate.  Thank you for your help! 
 

LIST OF 2015 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS
LIST OF 2016 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS

LIST OF 2017 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS
LIST OF 2017 NEW YORK STATE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS
LIST OF 2018 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS!
STANDINGS INCLUDING LIST OF 2017-2018 MAGNUS HIGH SCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH CHESS LEAGUE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS!

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF 2018 NEW YORK STATE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS!
 

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF THE 2019 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLATIC FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS!

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF 2019 NEW YORK STATE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS!

STANDINGS INCLUDING LIST OF 2018-2019 MAGNUS HIGH SCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH CHESS LEAGUE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS!
 

CCA tournaments honoring 2019 Greater NY Scholastic free entry prizes!

CCA tournaments honoring 2019 NY State Girls Championship free entry prizes!

CCA tournaments honoring 2018-2019 Magnus HS & JHS Chess League free entry prizes!

  

REVISED CONVERSION TABLES: FIDE/ FOREIGN AND QUEBEC RATINGS TO USCF

Posted 11/30/18.  Changes affect FIDE ratings of 1920-2249 and all Quebec ratings. The link below also explains when FIDE or foreign ratings are used.

LINK TO RATING CONVERSION TABLES


Nov 23-24, 2019: Schenectady Open, Schenectady NY- ENTER ONLINE!
 

Nov 29-Dec 1 or Nov 30-Dec 1, 2019: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA- ENTER ONLINE!  BLITZ
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Dec 26-28 or 27-28, 2019: Empire City Open, New York NY- ENTER ONLINE!  BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2019: North American Open, Las Vegas NV- ENTER ONLINE!  BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Jan 3-5 or 4-5, 2020: Boston Chess Congress, Boston MA- ENTER ONLINE   BLITZ
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Jan 17-20, 18-20 or 19-20, 2020: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA- ENTER ONLINE   BLITZ
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Jan 17-20, 18-20 or 19-20, 2020: Golden State Open, Concord CA- ENTER ONLINE   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Feb 13-17, 14-17, 15-17 or 16-17, 2020: Southwest Class, Fort Worth TX- ENTER ONLINE   BLITZ
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Feb 21-23 or 22-23, 2020: George Washington Open, Reston VA- ENTER ONLINE   BLITZ
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Mar 6-8 or 7-8, 2020: Western Class Championships, Van Nuys CA- ENTER ONLINE   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Mar 14-15, 2020: New York State Scholastics, Saratoga Springs NY- ENTER ONLINE
HOTEL RESERVATIONS (Saratoga Hilton)
HOTEL RESERVATIONS (Courtyard) 
HOTEL RESERVATIONS (Hilton Garden Inn)

Mar 27-29 or 28-29, 2020: Mid-America Open, Saint Louis MO- ENTER ONLINE   BLITZ
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Mar 27-29 or 28-29, 2020: Southern Class Championships, Orlando FL- ENTER ONLINE   BLITZ
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Apr 8-12, 9-12 or 10-12, 2020: Open at Foxwoods, Mashantucket CT- ENTER ONLINE   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Apr 24-26 or 25-26, 2020: Eastern Class Championships, Sturbridge MA 

May 21-25, 22-25, 23-25 or 24-25, 2020: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL

June 5-7 or 6-7, 2020: Northeast Open, Stamford CT

June 12-14 or 13-14, 2020: Cleveland Open, Cleveland OH

June 19-21 or 20-21, 2020: Continental Class, Reston VA

July 1-5, 2-5 or 3-5, 2020: World Open, Philadelphia PA 

July 6-7, 2020: World Open Under 13, Philadelphia PA

July 7-12, 2020: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

July 8-9, 2020: World Open Senior Amateur, Philadelphia PA

July 8-9, 2020: World Open Womens Championship, Philadelphia PA

July 10-12, 2020: Philadelphia Open, Philadelphia PA

July 17-19 or 18-19, 2020: Chicago Class, Wheeling IL

July 24-26 or 25-26, 2020: Pacific Coast Open, Van Nuys CA

July 24-26 or  25-26, 2020: Southern Open, Orlando FL

July 24-26 or 25-26, 2020: Pittsburgh Open, Pittsburgh PA

Aug 5-9, 6-9, 7-9 or 8-9, 2020: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA

Aug 28-30 or 29-30, 2020: Atlantic Open, Reston VA

Sep 4-7, 5-7 or 6-7, 2020: New York State Championship, Albany NY

Oct 9-13, 10-13 or 11-13, 2020: Washington Chess Congress, Reston VA

Oct 10-12 or 11-12, 2020: Midwest Class Championships, Wheeling IL

Oct 24-26 or 25-26, 2020: Eastern Chess Congress, Princeton NJ

Nov 6-8 or 7-8, 2020: Los Angeles Open, Van Nuys CA

Nov 14-16 or 15-16, 2020: Kings Island Open, Blue Ash OH

Nov 27-29 or 28-29, 2020: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA 

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2020: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

Jan 8-10 or 9-10, 2021: Boston Chess Congress, Boston MA

Jan 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18, 2021: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA

Jan 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18, 2021: Golden State Open, Concord CA

Feb 11-15, 12-15, 13-15 or 14-15, 2021: Southwest Class, Fort Worth TX

Mar 5-7 or 6-7, 2021: Western Class Championships, Van Nuys CA

Mar 26-28 or 27-28, 2021: Mid-America Open, Saint Louis MO

Mar 31-Apr 4, Apr 1-4 or 2-4, 2021: Open at Foxwoods, Mashantucket CT

May 27-31, 28-31, 29-31 or 30-31, 2021: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL

June 11-13 or 12-13, 2021: Cleveland Open, Cleveland OH

June 25-29, 2021: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

July 1-5, 2-5, 3-5, or June 30-July 5, 2021: World Open, Philadelphia PA

July 16-18 or 17-18, 2021: Chicago Class, Wheeling IL

July 23-25 or 24-25, 2021: Pacific Coast Open, Van Nuys CA

July 23-25 or 24-25, 2021: Pittsburgh Open, Pittsburgh PA

Aug 11-15, 12-15, 13-15 of 14-15: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA

Nov 5-7 or 6-7, 2021: Los Angeles Open, Van Nuys CA

Nov 12-14 or 13-14, 2021: Kings Island Open, Blue Ash OH

Nov 26-28 or 27-28, 2021: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2021: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

Jan 7-9 or 8-9, 2022: Boston Chess Congress, Boston MA

Jan 14-17, 15-17 or 16-17, 2022: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA

Jan 14-17, 15-17 or 16-17, 2022: Golden State Open, Concord CA

Mar 4-6 or 5-6, 2022: Western Class Championships, Van Nuys CA

Mar 25-27 or 26-27, 2022: Mid-America Open, Saint Louis MO

Apr 13-17, 14-17 or 15-17, 2022: Open at Foxwoods, Mashantucket CT

May 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 or 29-30, 2022: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL

June 10-12 or 11-12, 2022: Cleveland Open, Cleveland OH

June 24-28, 2022: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

June 29-July 4, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4, 2022: World Open, Philadelphia PA

July 15-17 or 16-17, 2022: Pacific Coast Open, Van Nuys CA

Aug 10-14, 11-14, 12-14 or 13-14, 2022: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA

Nov 4-6 or 5-6, 2022: Los Angeles Open, Van Nuys CA

Nov 11-13 or 12-13, 2022: Kings Island Open, Blue Ash OH

Nov 25-27 or 26-27, 2022: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2022: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

Jan 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16, 2023: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA

April 4-9, 5-9 or 6-9, 2023: Open at Foxwoods, Mashantucket CT

May 25-29, 26-29, 27-29 or 28-29, 2023: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL

June 24-28, 2023: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

June 29-July 4, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4, 2023: World Open, Philadelphia PA

Nov 24-26 or 25-26, 2023: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2023: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

Mar 27-31, 28-31 or 29-31, 2024: Open at Foxwoods, Mashantucket CT

June 27-July 1, 2024: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

July 2-7, 3-7, 4-7 or 5-7, 2024: World Open, Philadelphia PA

Nov 29-Dec 1 or Nov 30-Dec 1, 2024: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA

Dec 26-20, 26-29 or 27-29, 2024: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

June 24-28, 2025: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

July 1-6, 2-6, 3-6 or 4-6, 2025: World Open, Philadelphia PA

Nov 24-26 or 25-26, 2025: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2025: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

 

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