State Championships

March 9th and March 10th, 2019.

Saratoga, New York Saratoga Hilton, 534 Broadway, Sarotaga Springs, NY 12866.

Hotel rates: Hilton $135, 888-999-4711, 518-584-4000, or use link to be posted at Courtyard $135, 866-210-9325, or use link to be posted at Two nights minimum at both hotels. 7 days notice required for room cancellations. Both hotels will sell out a few months before the tournament, but may again have availability in the final week before the event due to late cancellations. Backup hotels will be listed at Free parking at Courtyard; free parking for overnight guests at Hilton.

Our experienced Grandmaster and Master coaches will prepare students for each round, analyze their games, and help each one cope with the rigors of championship chess competition.

Coaches: GM Georgi Kachaishvelli, (top opening analyst, #1 Scholastic GM in the US), GM Zviad Izoria (two time World Champion), GM Alex Lenderman (World Champion), IM Sheriff ElAssoutti (Egyptian Olympiad team), NM Juan Sena (top personal trainer), John James Kennedy (National Champion), Leander Kotsopolous (State Champion), and led by IWM Shernaz Kennedy (US Olympiad team).

Our team room is TRAVERSE, on the main floor, just outside the pool area, of the Hilton.

All Jr High and High School Championships are at the Courtyard by Marriott (11 Excelsior Avenue). The other games are played at the Hilton.

Round Times
SATURDAY ROUND 1 – 11:00 AM; ROUND 2 – 2:00 PM; ROUND 3 – 5:00 PM
SUNDAY ROUND 4 – 9:00 AM; ROUND 5 – 12:00 NOON; ROUND 6 – 3:00 PM; Awards 5:30 PM

K-1: Open to all in grades K-1
PRIMARY RESERVE: Open to all in grades K-3 Under 600 or unrated
PRIMARY: Open to all in grades K-3
ELEMENTARY RESERVE: Open to all in K-5 Under 800 or unrated
ELEMENTARY: K-6 Championships

Half point byes OK all, limit 2, must commit before round 2.

On Time Registration by 2/1/19. Online entries will be done by our National TD by 2/1/19 after registration is completed.

After 2/1/19, you will have to register in person the day of the event by 9:15 am. The entry fee goes up every week.

Costs All sections for both days $500 + EF $55. These amounts cover the costs of the team rooms, coaching and registration.

Registration form can be found here