Nov 19, 2023 NJ Grade School Championship

Come join hundreds of other young New Jerseyans on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to play for individual and team prizes in one of our biggest scholastic tournaments of the year! On the Sunday before Thanksgiving,  Kids from every grade will get to compete against their peers for the honor of being their grade’s state champion.

Registration Form

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023. 

Format: 5 round Swiss, G/30;d5. 


Brookdale Community College – Student Life Center

Lot #7, Arena Dr.

Lincroft, NJ 07738

United States

Parking in lots 6 and 7. 

Sections: K-12. Players MUST play in the section exactly corresponding to their grade in November 2023. 

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

Prizes: Trophies to top 10 players and top three school teams in each section. All players with 2.5 or more points are guaranteed a trophy or medal. 

Rounds: 10 AM, 11:30, 1:30 PM, 3:00, and 4:30. Awards ceremony ASAP after the end of round 5. 

Entry Fee: Online: $45 by 10/21, $50 by 11/11, $55 afterward; $55 by mail postmarked by 11/9; $70 onsite. 

Registration: Online using this form, Online registration closes at 10 PM on 11/18 or when tournament reaches maximum capacity of 500 players. (Sign up early to guarantee your spot!) Mail entries to 150 Overlook Ave, Apt 4G, Hackensack, NJ, 07601 (include name, grade, DoB, USCF ID and expiration, address, phone, and entry fee). Mail entries must be postmarked by 11/9 or they may not be processed. Onsite registration from 8-9 AM, after 9 AM half-point bye for round 1. 




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