April 1, 2023
at Princeton Day School, 650 Great Rd, Princeton, NJ
- Nine student sections are offered so that each player can find the right level of challenge and satisfaction:
- No Score (K-1 new players)
- K-1 (must know how to checkmate)
- Novice 1 (K-6 beginners)
- Novice 2 (K-8 U-600)
- Reserve (K-12 U-800)
- Open (K-12 U-1000)
- Closed (K-12 1000-1200)
- Future Masters (K-12 1200-1400)
- Near Masters (K-12 over 1400)
US CHESS FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP is required for players in the RATED sections. The link for joining the USCF is https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php. Membership is inexpensive and your player will receive a rating, which after playing in several tournaments is a measure of tournament skill and helps place your player in an appropriate section.
- All sections for players rated Under 1000 have four rounds, G25/d5 or G/30 (30 minutes per player per round), SS (Swiss System pairings) starting at 12:30 pm (players meeting at 12:20).
Sections for players OVER 1000 will start at 10:30. Please check in at 10:15. The Closed, Future Master, and Near Masters sections have 3 rounds, G55/d5, pre-registration required. In the case of a small section, players may be paired with an opponent twice. The Closed, Future Masters, and Near Masters sections may be merged, depending on enrollment.
BYES: A half point bye is available if requested in advance. Request the bye by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Registration & Schedule
No Score, K-1, Novice 1, Novice 2, Reserve, Open
On-site registration: 11:15 a.m. to noon
Check-In (if pre-registered) by noon
Players meeting: 12:20 p.m.
First Round will start after the players' meeting.
Closed, Future Masters, Near Masters
On-site registration: n/a
Check-In by 10:20 a.m.
First Round start time: 10:30 a.m.
If you preregister, you will pay your registration fee online. Fee for pre-registered players is $50; on-site and late registration fee is $60. Cash or check to "CHESS TEACH 2", we also take credit cards.
Round times will be accelerated when possible and awards will be presented as soon as a section is finished to minimize your wait time. The tournament usually ends before 5 p.m.
All participants will receive a prize, either a chess medal or a plaque, or a trophy. Plaques will be given to the top six players and the top three teams in each scored section, with the exception of players in the over 1000 sections, which will not offer team awards and will initially offer only four individual plaques. (If more than one player has a perfect 4-0 score in any section, they will share first place and an additional first place plaque will be given.
At the Greater Princeton Championship in December trophies will be given to all players.
A team must consist of at least two players from the same school or club. The top three scores by players from the same school or club count toward the team total. sections: for players rated under 1000 and for unrated players.
At the GREATER PRINCETON CHAMPIONSHIP in December, trophies will be presented to all individual winners, plaques to teams, and there will be a souvenir trophy for all players.
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – Please do not park in the fire lanes. Parental supervision is required for the duration of the tournament and children are asked not to roam through the school. Pizza, sandwiches and snacks are sold onsite and parents may access our wireless internet service from the Campus Center.
START TIMES - 10:30 a.m. for Over 1000 sections, 12:30 p.m. for Under 1000 and unrated sections.
SNOWDAYS - If it is necessary to postpone the tournament because of snow, there will be an early morning announcement at www.pds.org, and by email (if you registered online). Early registration online will be transferred to the tournament make up day (usually one week later) unless you email to cancel.