• About NSCF Tournaments

    This year NSCF will produce 16 tournaments in Westchester County, NY and in Greenwich, CT. NSCF scholastic tournaments are open to all students (K-12). In addition to prizes for each tournament, these events also earn Grand Prix points which reward highly active and high-scoring tournament players for their performance over multiple events. Grand Prix points are tabulated after the last tournament of the school year with awards presented early in the following school year. For more information, see "What do I need to know about the Grand Prix?" near the bottom of our FAQ page

    All of our tournaments are USCF-rated. A current USCF membership is required. If your child is joining the US Chess Federation for first time or has an expired membership, we have made arrangements for a special one-year membership discount. You can purchase this when you register for an event. (On the first page of our registration form, there is a link that says Click here to join during the registration process.) 

    In addition, NSCF administers 7 tournaments for Hunter College Campus Schools, in Manhattan.

    You can register for all of our tournaments by clicking the links within the Tournaments & Classes listing.

    Many NSCF students also participate in New York State and USCF National Scholastic Tournaments. Some of these are included in our Tournaments listing, but we do not handle the registration.

    Please remember the following:
    (1) Your registration is not confirmed until you receive a confirming email.
    (2) Please bring a copy of the confirming email to the tournament or class in case there is a question.
    (3) Tournament players, please check your section start time, plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time, and check the pre-registration list to make sure your name is on it.

    Questions? If they are not handled in the FAQ section, please Contact the NSCF office


  • Hunter Tournaments & Camps

    Hunter College Elementary School, 71 East 94th Street, New York, NY  10128  



    Each year Hunter College Campus Schools produces 7 tournaments that are among the most popular scholastic chess events in the city.

    Remaining Events for the 2017-2018 School Year:

    Sunday, April 15, 2018

    Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Registration details for each event are available by clicking the above dates. 

    Questions? If they are not handled in the FAQ section, please Contact the NSCF Office.



    Hunter Summer Chess Camp

    To Register, Click Here!

    Each year we offer a fun and challenging summer chess camp at Hunter Elementary School with instruction by Grandmaster-elect Farai Mandizha, under the direction of FIDE Master Sunil Weeramantry, and our dedicated staff. Open to Students in Grades 1 – 7, our camp features…

    Small Class Size for Lots of Individual Attention
    Group Lectures
    Group and Individual Game Analysis
    Opening Preparation
    Endgame Technique
    Structured Play
    Supervised Sports Activities during Breaks
    Air Conditioned Classrooms
    Daily Snack and Lunch provided 

    Weekly Schedule

    July 9 – 12 (Monday through Thursday)

    July 16 – 19 (Monday through Thursday)

    July 23 – 28 (Monday through Thursday)

    Program Hours

    9:00 am – 3:00 pm – early drop-off available beginning at 8:30 am

    (After-care, if needed, is available at the rate of $10 per hour, with latest pick-up time of 5:00 pm, by paying cash to the care provider) 

    Program Fees

    1st Family member – $400 per week; $350 per week with early registration

    2nd Family member – $350 per week; $300 per week with early registration

    Early rate available until 12 midnight on Friday, May 18, 2018