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2017 CIS Brooklyn Chess Day at PS 503K - 9/30/2017
Tournament Flier
Online Registration Form (Individual & Teams)

2017 CIS Columbus Day Chess Tournament at PS 11M - 10/9/2017
Tournament Flier
Online Registration Form (Individual & Teams)

2017 CIS Bronx Chess Day at MS 390X - 10/21/2017
Tournament Flier
Online Registration Form (Individual & Teams)

2017 CIS Queens Chess Days at PS 150Q - 10/28/2017
Tournament Flier
Online Registration Form (Individual & Teams)
2017-2018 CIS Registration Notes
*Please note that our team registrations are now going through ClassEnroll and each parent/coach that wants to use this form 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.  You will have your teams coded by school for future use.  We are currently working on updating the school list.  As such, please add schools 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 (a new update will make this a non-issue). 
We would like to thank ClassEnroll for their support and time creating this special form for our tournament registrations!

*Moving forward all registrations will be down digitally through online forms on our website.  We will no longer be accepting emails with spreadsheet registrations.

*Please note that while registration is scheduled to stay open until 5:00 PM the Tuesday before each event, it is possible events can 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 schools register early.

*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.

General CIS Tournament Information (does not apply to the "Parks" tournament).

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 and schools can register through our on-line registration system.  Direct email registrations will no longer be accepted. 

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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