As we were approaching the beginning of 2020, we have completed 3 out 10 of our Premier Chess and Top Level Chess Grand Prix tournaments.
You can see the results so far here.
This is scoring system for Grand Prix:
1st Place Trophy- 3 points
2nd Place Trophy- 2 points
3rd Place Trophy- 1 point
Playing at 2 Schools- 5 points
Playing at 3 Schools- 10 points
* Score will be multiplied by the number of tournament child plays.
** In order to be eligible for Grand Prix points, a child needs to play in one of our USCF rated sections.
The big question is will anyone catch up with the leader Riley Thompson, a student of my alma-mater Churchill. If anyone can likely do it, it is Aarav Roy, the Jersey City Global Charter School student, who won last year’s Grand Prix.
The top 10 players in Grand Prix at end of year will get prizes. As of now, these are the leaders:
Riley Thompson Churchill
Aarav Roy JCGS
Fielding Williams Saint Bernards
Mateo Uribe PS 321
Jamie Abaramson Saint Bernards
Armistead Williams Saint Bernards
Julian Griffin Buckley
Sam Rahall NEST
Eliza Keller Summit
Zachary Gaw Steven Gaynor
Christian Gaw Steven Gaynor
1) Your child can increase his Grand Prix standing, considering his multiplier will go up and Grace Church School is a new venue.
2) Both tournaments are good practice for City Championships February 1-2.