2024 NJ Elementary and Junior High School Championships

A scholastic championship event open to all players from grades K-9 for players both from and beyond New Jersey.

Capacity: This tournament is limited to 450 players.  We reached capacity in 2023, and expect to do so again in 2024.  Registration will close when we do so.

Date: Sunday, February 25, 2024

Arrive: Please arrive by 9:15 AM

Rounds: 10 AM, Noon, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:30 PM.  Awards ceremony to follow after the final round.

Format: 5 round Swiss, G/25;d5

Location: Brookdale Community College, Student Life Center near parking lots 6 and 7.  Approximately one mile from Parkway exit 109A.

By Train: North Jersey Coast Line to Red Bank station, 4 miles away.

Sections: K-2, 3-5, and 6-9.  Players wishing a challenge may select a higher section during registration; this cannot be changed on the day of the event.

Equipment:  Only boards and sets are provided; players should bring their own clocks.

Individual Prizes: The top 15 players in each section will receive a trophy.

Team Prizes: The top 5 teams in each section will receive a trophy.

Teams: A team consists of any number of students who attend the same elementary, middle, or high school. (Other organizations, such as chess academies, do not count for this purpose.) In the K-2 section, the sum of the three best scores on a team will be the team’s score. In the 3-5 and 6-9 sections, the sum of the four best scores on a team will be the team’s score.

Byes: One half-point bye may be requested for rounds 1-4. It must be requested in writing at least one hour before scheduled round start.

Entry fee: $40 if submitted online or postmarked by January 15.  $45 if submitted online or postmarked by February 15; $55 after.

Or by mail to Stephen Lorimor, 50 Springholm Drive, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922 (include name, section, school, grade, USCF ID, expiration date, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, entry fee, and requested accommodations for players with disabilities). Make checks out to NJSCF.  Registration closes February 24, 8pm, or earlier if we reach capacity.  No on-site registration.

Chief Tournament Director: Stephen Lorimor

Contact: tournaments.njscf@gmail.com


Arena Dr
(Park in lot #7)
Lincroft, NJ 07738


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