Tournament Information

2018-2019 CIS Tournament Registration and Event Day Information

Registration Deadline: Deadline is the Tuesday before each event at 5:00 PM. However, it is possible that an event will close earlier if a large number of early registrations are received.  Also, it is possible that some sections of a tournament will close prior to the scheduled close time as well.  CIS suggests that you register early.

Entry Fee: None.

Registrations: Both individual and team registrations are now going through ClassEnroll. Each parent/teacher/ or coach must create an account and add players one at a time during the process.  While this is labor intensive the first time, the system will save your information and students’ information for future event registrations.  With that said, for future events all registrations will require the player’s section to be selected. Teams will be coded by school for future use.  We are currently working on updating the school list. During this transition, if your school is not on the ClassEnroll list, please add it to the “other” section by listing your school number followed by borough code.  For example, PS 11M would be 11M. The borough code should always be capitalized and the borough codes are as follows:  Bronx = X, Brooklyn = K, Manhattan = M, Queens = Q, and Staten Island = R).  If you have any questions, please email tournaments@chessintheschools.org.  Also, if you are returning to register additional players to an event you have already registered students for, you do not have to re-add the students you already registered.

On-site Registration: Some tournaments will allow onsite registration. Check the CIS website in advance. If there is on-site registration and you are not pre-registered, you must arrive by 9:00 am in order to play in the first round. On-site entries who arrive after 9:00 am will miss the first round and receive a half point bye.  For events with no on-site registration, playing in the first round is not possible. However, if there is space after the first round is paired, we will add players until capacity is reached.

Registration Confirmation:  Confirmation emails are sent automatically to the email entered on ClassEnroll once a registration has been submitted. If you did not receive a confirmation after registering, it is possible that an email was entered wrong, that the email went to a spam folder, or that the registration did not go through.  First, check your spam folder.  If you cannot find a confirmation, email tournaments@chessintheschools.org to double check your registration.  Final email announcements are generally sent out the Wednesday before a tournament.

Other Registration notes

*Please do not register multiple times for the same event.

All tournament entries are first-come, first-served and are limited by the space a site can provide.  Teams may be limited to a certain number of entries at the organizer’s discretion.  Priority will be given to students in CIS programs.  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…

As of (9/1/17), all registrations will be done online through a link to ClassEnroll on our website.  We will no longer be accepting emails with spreadsheet registrations.

We would like to thank ClassEnroll for their support and time creating this special form for our tournament registrations!

 

Event Day Information

Check-in at Event: 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.  Also, if the tournament is full and a pre-registered player arrives late, they may not be able to play in the tournament.

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

Other Information:

*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.

For more information, please contact Shaun M. Smith at (212) 643-0225 x225 or by email at ssmith@chessintheschools.org

Tournament Rules:

YOU MUST: Raise your hand when your game is over to alert your section’s TD of the result. BOTH players are required to report their result! Please make sure to report your result after your game. Failure to do so may result in forfeiting the rest of your games or the game being declared a draw.

Playoffs: All ties will be determined by Standard USCF Tiebreak Methods – See USCF Rules (6th Edition). Note: The Open section will be the only section to have a blitz play-off.

Important reminders for players:

  • You have the right to appeal a decision of a floor TD. If you wish to see the Chief TD, tell the floor TD right away. DO NOT wait until after the game is over to make this complaint.
  • Touch-move at all times; if adjusting, announce “I adjust” BEFORE making an adjustment. When finished with game, shake hands, report result, reset the chessboard, and leave the playing area.
  • Games that do not start with a clock will have one added at the end of each game (when 10 minutes remain each player will be granted 5 minutes).
  • Illegal moves will result in a one minute penalty to the player making the illegal move. This rule is a variation of the USCF rule. If you have less than 1 minute and make an illegal move you lose.
  • The playing area must remain quiet while games are in progress. No talking during play.
  • Parents and coaches are spectators. Your help is very important to us, but you may not interfere with the chess games of players, this includes arguing about rulings.
  • Absolutely no eating or drinking in your team room.

CIS follows the 6th Edition of the USCF Rulebook unless noted.