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2017 CIS Mathieu Eugene Chess Challenge at 139K - 4-22-17 
NOTE:  The tournament site has been changed!
USCF Membership required as all sections are rated.
Tournament Flier
Registration for this event has reached capacity and has closed. There will be no on-site registration.

2017 NYC Mayor's Cup Chess Championship at 11M - 4-29-17 
USCF Membership required as all sections are rated.  There is also a min. rating requirement for each section: 900 for EL, 1250 for JH, and 1400 for HS.
Tournament Flier
Individual Registration Form
All registrations must be done through the individual form.

2017 CIS Nationals Prep. Tournament at 503K - 5-6-17 
USCF Membership required as all sections are rated.
Tournament Flier
Individual Registration Form 
Team Registration Form 

2017 CIS Project Chess (TTI) Chess Challenge at 503K - 5-20-17 
Only open to schools that are part of the CIS Project Chess Program Invitation Only (Unrated an Rated sections available).
Tournament Flier

Team Registration Form 

*Confirmations will be sent out no later than the Tuesday before each event.  Confirmations will not be sent until Tuesday for registrations sent between 5:00 PM on Friday through Tuesday at 10:00 AM.

Please do not register multiple times for the same event.

Download and fill out the team forms completely and send to tournaments@chessintheschools.org 
* Make sure the capitalize the first letter of both a student's first and last name.  
*Team codes should be completely capitalized. If a student does not have a USCF ID, enter "none."

This year Chess in the Schools has changed the format of the "Open Section" at select CIS tournaments (see individual fliers for more information on which events this change will impact).  The "Open Section" will now be three rounds and all games will be G/45. This change will not impact our special CIS "Team Tournaments."

Standard tournament schedule:

Check-in:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Round 1:  10:00 AM
Round 2:  11:15 AM
Round 3:  1:00 PM
Round 4:  2:15 PM
Award Ceremony:  3:30 PM

Open Section Schedule:

Check-in:  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Round 1:  10:00 AM
Round 2:  11:45 AM
Round 3:  1:45 PM
Award Ceremony:  3:30 PM


All tournament entries are limited by the space a school can provide.  All CIS tournaments unless otherwise noted are only open to CIS schools and schools that have participated in a TTI workshop in the last year.

For events open to others, Non-CIS schools are limited to a maximum of 10 student entries per tournament with no more than 5 unrated students EL Unrated and 5 for JH-HS Unrated...

*Students who score 3 or more points in an unrated section must purchase a USCF membership and play in a rated section for all future CIS tournaments.


Registrations are due the Tuesday before each event at 5:00 PM and must include each student's name, school, and section.  All students can register through our on-line registration system.  Direct email registrations will no longer be accepted. Teams must now register using the new team registration file.

Entry Fee:


On-site entries must arrive by 9:00 am in order to play in the first round (not all tournaments have on-site registration, check in advance). On-site entries who arrive after 9:00 am will miss the first round and receive a half point bye.  All pre-registered players must check-in by 9:30 am. Players that fail to arrive by 9:30 am will miss the first round. The first round will begin at approximately 10:00 am.  Award ceremonies will begin at 3:15 pm.

CIS Tournament entries limited to a first-come first served basis based on the number of entries each site can handle.  Teams may be limited to a certain number of entries based on the organizer's discretion.  Priority will be given to students in CIS programs.  For more information, please contact Shaun M. Smith at (212) 643-0225 x225 or by email at ssmith@chessintheschools.org


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