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New York State Championship

September 5-7, 2020 - Labor Day weekend on Internet Chess Club

For new CCA online players, this event includes a free two month membership in ICC.

NOTE CHANGE: Higher of Regular Online or Regular OTB USCF ratings will be used for pairings and prizes. 


Register to play

See bottom of page for what to do after registration.


6-SS, G/90+10, at Internet Chess Club. $6000 guaranteed prizes. Open to players living in North America. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes. In 4 sections. Championship Section: Open to 1800/above. $1000-500-300-200, top U2200 $300-150, top NY state player $200 bonus. Under 2000 Section: $500-250-150-100, top U1800/Unr $240-120, top NY state player $150 bonus. Under 1600 Section: $400-200-120-80, top U1400 (no unr) $180-90, top NY state player $100 bonus. Under 1200 Section:  $300-150-90-60, top NY state player $70 bonus, plaque to top Under 1000, Under 800. Entry fee at, to residents of NY or adjacent states/provinces: $77 by 9/2, $100 by 8 pm EDT 9/4, no entry after  8 pm EDT 9/4. If living elsewhere in North America, all $40 more. $7 less to NYSCA members. GMs from NY/adjacent $70 from prize; GMs living elsewhere in North America $40, plus $70 from prize. Log into 30 minutes before game; Rounds begin 11 am & 3:30 pm each day. Half point byes available all rounds; limit 2 byes, must be claimed with registration & cannot be changed. USCF membership required; may join with registration. Online Regular rated (will not affect regular OTB ratings), Higher of OTB regular and Online Regular ratings also used for pairings & prizes (if no Regular Online rating, Regular over the board rating used). $15 service charge for refunds. WARNING: YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WHEN PAIRINGS ARE ISSUED, OR YOU WILL NOT BE PAIRED.



1) At, go to the row for the tournament and click on "entry list" to make sure you are listed. If not, notify us at

2) If you are a current ICC member with a user name linked to your USCF ID number (like those who have played in our online tournaments), you are all set. If not, go to to register with ICC. If you are unable to register, contact

3) Read the rules posted HERE.

4) Log into Zoom HERE:

5) 30 minutes before play begins, log into, wait for any messages, and wait for your pairing to pop up when play is about to begin. DO NOT LOG OFF or you may not be paired.


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