Welcome to the SCA During a tournament at a venue where we have an FTP connection you can click here for real-time
At other times, and for past tournaments, click the "Results" button below.

Rollover Button Animation by FreeButtons.org v2.0

Latest News Updates

Individual players compete for the titles of School Chess Association Statewide Primary Champion and School Chess Association Elementary Champion with the top 16 in each tournament qualifying for the Tournament of Champions on May 18th this will be a rated section at Zachary Lane Elementary, in Plymouth.

REGISTRATION FORMS can be found on the website at www.schoolchess.org just click on Statewide Tournament on the left-hand side of the home page and mail before April 20TH. Late registrations after April 22nd will be $10.00 more.

AT DOOR REGISTRATION is at 7:30-8:15AM at Robbinsdale Middle School. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 8:15AM.

8:30 Merit Awards and COACH OF THE YEAR will be presented
9:00 Rules (pairing will be up... please find your place)
9:20 National Anthem (Parents will leave after the Anthem)
9:30 1st round both sections

Team rooms will be available. If you need a team room please e-mail me at: lorene@schoolchess.org for additional information.
Schools compete for team awards in Primary and elementary divisions. All team members must be from the same school. Home-schooled players may represent the school that is in their attendance area. Team scores based on top four players from each school. PLAYERS DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF A TEAM TO PARTICIPATE FOR INDIVIDUAL TROPHIES.

Those pre-registered can check on-line for accuracy of registration. Found on the left-hand side of the home page just click on Statewide Tournament.

Please arrive early to check where everything is located. Remember to pick up the booklet at the front door for all the information and location of room.

REMINDERS: Bring your chess set, notation pad and pencil. Limited number of chess sets will be available.

Fall flier now posted Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Webmaster
Download the Fall tournament schedule and announcements flier here This link always points to the latest edition of the printable flier in .pdf

SPAM FILTERING OF ANNOUNCEMENTS POSTED Posted Monday, August 29, 2016 by Lorene
Please note we have been informed that many SCA Email announcements have not been received due to likely spam-filtering issues. If you have requested to be on the Email list and are not receiving announcements, please do the following:

Check your spam, junk or trash Email folder to see if SCA announcements were incorrectly filtered out; if so, click the appropriate setting, for example, “Move-to-Inbox” and Mark as “Not Spam”.

Facebook Posted Monday, October 22, 2012 by Webmaster
Visit our Facebook page for more fun and info about the SCA

Please make sure we have your e-mail address Posted Sunday, January 9, 2011 by Webmaster
Did you receive the latest e-mail from SCA? If not, please join the mailing list.

Be sure your spam filter allows the schoolchess.org domain. Announcements come from NoReply@schoolchess.org

We're no longer sending updated tournament dates by mail. To receive the latest tournament dates, please update your e-mail address by contacting registrar@schoolchess.org.

News managed by NewsPro.
Congratulations to our best
2018 Statewide Tournament Champions
Well done!
Alice Lee
Primary Champion
Troy Cavanah
Elementary Champion


Congratulations 2018
Coach of the Year!

Bill Heinemann


Congratulations 2018
Chess Camp Champs!

Ethan Benjamin, Jordan Timm,
Niki Ringel

Championship Section

Joshini Gandhi Sudhakar
Novice Section


Resources: Check out these recommended instructional books.

USCF's Scholastic Chess page Check it out

Why teach chess to children?? Click here to find out.

Parents -- check out this tournament chess primer by the U.S. Chess Center

Wanted: Chess Coaches
There are many schools that need either a chess coach or someone with chess knowledge. If you are in Junior/Senior High School you may qualify as a chess assistant. Most chess clubs are after school, but some are before school or in the evening. If you are interested, please call 763-593-1168 or write to:

School Chess Association
5901 Laurel Ave Apt 134
Golden Valley, MN 55416-1070

Chess Clubs
Does your school have a chess club? If not, contact the School Chess Association.
We may be able to help your school start a club!!
Contact Lorene at Lorene@SchoolChess.org or 763-593-1168

The School Chess Association is dedicated to providing chess activities for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

In support of our mission, the SCA provides the following services:

  • Run chess tournaments
  • Provide chess camps
  • Develop chess clubs
  • Promote instruction

The SCA is dedicated to providing the best programs for all participants.  The SCA runs only non-elimination tournaments.  We believe that all students should have the greatest opportunity to play chess and that no one should be eliminated from a tournament.

This web site is devoted to providing information about the SCA and other chess activities.

For more information, e-mail Lorene Lampert or call us at (763)-593-1168

Site maintenance: Bill Merrill

Unique visits since Jan 4, 2004

Unique visits since Dec 27, 1999