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THE NEXT TOURNAMENT IS THE GROUNDHOG OPEN, DOUBLES TOURNAMENT AS WELL AS A RATED SECTION AT ZACHARY LANE IN PLYMOUTH ON FEBRUARY 8TH Posted Saturday, January 18, 2020 by Lorene


There will be an Open section for K-3, 4-6 and 7-9, doubles tournament as well as a rated section for K-12. The doubles tournament consists of a two-member team. Teams alternate their moves without visual or auditory communication against another team of two. Sections will be based on the grade of the younger player. Adults are welcome to play with a school-age partner up to grade 9.

Registration will also be AT THE DOOR until 8:30am. If you do not pay on line you must pay and register between 8-8:15am 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 BEFORE 8:15am.

E-mail team names to: lorene@schoolchess.org with payment of $22.00 per player.

ACCEPTING NOMINEES FOR CHESS COACH OF THE YEAR. PLEASE SEND YOUR NOMINEE FOR COACH OF THE YEAR TO LORENE@SCHOOLCHESS.ORG. TELL ME WHAT MAKES YOUR COACH SPECIAL. WHAT QUALITIES DEFINE YOUR COACH TO MAKE HER/HIM SPECIAL.

Please bring your own chess set as there will be limited number of chess sets 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”.

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Please make sure we have your e-mail address Posted Sunday, January 9, 2011 by Webmaster
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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 2019
Chess Camp Champs!

John Talghader
Championship Section

Mateo Cancino
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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