Come play against the brightest talent that NJ has to offer for a chance to win a state championship title and qualify for a Tournament of Champions at the US Open.

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The qualifiers will be held simultaneously in two locations (one in North Jersey and one in South Jersey). Players must attend the tournament at the location closest to their residence. Attending the wrong tournament may lead to disqualification at the discretion of the tournament directors.

North South
Location International Chess Academy, 354 Rock Rd., Glen Rock, NJ 07452 South Jersey Innovation Center, 498 Kings HWY N, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Entry Fee $40 online only; no onsite entries $40 online; $50 onsite
Contact Email Email or call (703) 989-6867

Tournament Information

Date: May 5, 2024
Format: 4SS, G/60;d5
Trophies to the top eight players.
Rounds: 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM and ASAP.
Byes: One half-point bye is allowed in round 1, 2, or 3. A first-round bye must be requested online before the start of the tournament. All other byes must be requested before the start of round 2.
Sections: The tournaments will be held in four sections: K-5, 6-8, 10-12, and Girls. Girls may play either in the Girls section or in the appropriate grade section.
The winner of each section qualifies for a playoff between the winners in the North and South to determine who will be the state champion and be invited to the Tournament of Champions corresponding to their section. This playoff will be held on May 19 at:

South Jersey Innovation Center, 498 Kings HWY N, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Click here for more information on the Tournaments of Champions on the USCF website.