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FALL FLIER NOW POSTED Posted Sunday, September 1, 2019 by Lorene

Download the Fall tournament schedule and announcements flier. Just click on fliers on the left hand side of the home page. Click on 2019-20 for the Fall Flier, or current flier.

There will be on line registrations for K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and the rated section K through Adult. REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN on SEPTEMBER 15th for the FIRST tournament of this school year!

THE SCA INVITATIONAL CAMP CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION will be sent by e-mail and you can return the form by mail.

Registration will be at door until 8:30am. If you do not pay on line you must pay and register between 8-8:30am the morning of the tournament. If you register on line you can arrive by 9:00am. If you register and do not pay on line arrive by 8:00am.

Bring your own CHESS SET limited number of chess sets will be available. There will also be a limited number of tables and chairs available.

Check the Tournament Schedule for address and additional information.

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
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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.

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Congratulations to our 2019
Statewide Tournament Champions
Well done!
Primary Champion
Aakash Thurairajalingam
Elementary Champion
Jordan Timm


Congratulations 2019
Coach of the Year!

Jason Kellen


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

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