02/04 Avenues Winter Chess Championship


259 10th Ave - New York, NY

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Our next Avenues Chess Tournament will be on Saturday, 2/4. Sign up now!

We are excited to be back at Avenues: The World School and running tournaments again.          

We have a beautiful and spacious playing area with food and merchandise for sale.  

We have a beautiful well-lit common area for families to gather and wait for games to end and FREE Wi-Fi access. 


Tournament Start Times: 

  • Future Masters and Classic: Mandatory Check in 8:30 - 9:00. Pairings out at 9:15 AM
  • Reserve and Booster: Clocks begin at 9:45 AM
  • K-3 U600, K-1 U500, Novice 1 and 2 10:00 AM start time

Novice 1 and Novice 2

Novice is a section for those who are brand new to Chess. Kids who are getting their footing in scholastic chess in a competitive environment
  • Novice 1: Open to PK-1 Grade students who are Unrated. Students play 4 Rounds. If total round time exceeds 40 minutes, clocks will be provided with 5 minutes per player. Tiebreakers will be used if necessary. Trophies for Top 10, Medals for all other participants. Approximate end time 1:30 PM.
  • Novice 2: Novice section for students in 2-4th grades

K-1 U500, K-3 U600, K-8 U800, K-12 U1100, Classic 1000-1299, Future Masters 1300+

Players must have a valid USCF ID Trophies will go to the top 10 players in each section and medals for all other participants. Team trophy given to top performing team. First place in Future Masters will receive a $100 Gift Card
  • Future Masters over 1300: There will be 3 rounds at g/70 d5.
  • Classic 1000-1299: This section is for players rated 1000-1299. The time control will be g/60 d5. 3 rounds
  • K-12 Reserve U1100: G40/d5, 4 Rounds. Tiebreakers will be used if necessary. Trophies for Top 10, Medals for all other participants. Open to current USCF members in grades K-12 who are <1100 USCF rated using the higher of USCF Online Regular rating and USCF Regular over the board ratings.
  • K-8 Booster U800: This is a section for players in K-8 who are rated <800. There will be 4 rounds at G/30 d5. Trophies to top 10 players and medals for all others. Team trophy to top performing school team
  • K-3 Primary U600: This is a section for players in K-3 rated <600. There will be 4 games at g/30 d5. Top 10 receive trophies and the rest receive medals. There is also a top team trophy given to the top team in the section
  • K-1 U500: This is a section for players in K-1 rated U500. Place trophies for the top 10 players, participation trophies to all others. 4 rounds g/30 d5


Check in is from 8:30 - 9:00 AM for Future Masters and Classic. All other players please arrive 20-30 minutes before your section is set to start. Rounds will begin as soon as all games in the section have concluded. There will be a short grace period before the next match pairings are posted.

Entry Fee and Other Information

Early bird entry fee: $55 by 1/30, regular entry fee: $65

**SPECIAL ENTRY FEE FOR PLAYERS RATED OVER 1500 USCF: FREE ENTRY BY 1/30. PLEASE  Click here to e-mail for more information**


Registration deadline is 2/3 at 5:00 PM  - We are not accepting on site registrations


There is a $10 fee for section change 

Time controls: 

Future Masters and Quads: 3 rounds at g 70 d/5

Classic: 3 rounds at g 60 d/5

Reserve: 4 rounds at g 40 d/5

K-1 U500, K-3 U600, Booster K-8 U800: 4 rounds at g 30 d/5

Novice 1 and Novice 2: No clocks