Tournament participation is an important part of a chess player's advancement and enjoyment of the game. An opportunity to play with "like skilled" opponents in a structured Tournament, is an experience that motivates pursuit of improvement and creates even more cooperative students.
Beginners enjoy a less competitive Tournament environment but must adhere to rules and play several different opponents. More advanced players move along right into Nationally Rated sections...and as far as they can go.
Through the entire Tournament there is also a thread of Chess NYC Style ENTERTAINMENT, from Lunch, Raffles, Prizes , Awards and Recognition, these Events always leave them wanting more. (See 2013/14 Meet Results)