2018/2019 New Mexico grade level chess championship

We will hold the 2018/2019 New Mexico state chess championship for grade level in Santa Fe on Sunday May 19, 2019. Registration form is further down on this page.


  • Location: Mandela International Magnet School.
  • Cost: $1 (one dollar), pay when you show up.
  • Who can participate: Any New Mexico student from Kindergarten to 12th grade can participate, and 13 state champions are declared.
  • US Chess Federation membership required. You can join or renew USCF at https://new.uschess.org/join-uschess (I recommend the least-frills option).
  • Tournament sections: players will be assigned to sections, each having students from one or more grade levels. Gold medal for state champion for each grade level, silver and bronze medals for 2nd and 3rd place. Olympic scoring.
  • Time controls and number of rounds: varies according to the grade level. G/35; d5.
  • Contact: email Mark Galassi <mark@galassi.org> with questions.
  • You can register until 9am on the day of the tournament, but if we fill up then we might have to close registration early.
  • If you register ahead of time you should show up before 9:45am to not be excluded from the first round.
  • Starting time: we start clocks at 10am, tournament will finish by 4pm, and many sections (especially younger students) will finish much sooner.
  • Remember to bring your chess set.
  • We will have a friends-and-family section: parents and friends are encouraged to play!

Registration [now closed]