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THE FIRST TOURNAMENT OF 2021-2022 WILL BE AT ZACHARY LANE ELEMENTARY ON OCTOBER 16TH Posted Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by Lorene
The School Chess Association is planning tournaments for the coming school year. Our first tournament will be the Kickoff Open on October 16th at Zachary Lane Elementary School.
Players will need to bring their own chess set (we are unable to provide one, but sets will be available for sale near concessions).
In the event the school closes due to Covid-19, we will just move to all virtual games, on Zoom.
There will be three open sections, for grades K-3 (Primary), K-6 (Elementary), K-9 (Jr. High/Middle School), and a K thru Adult rated section. All sections will be subject to change due to the number of players. We also have two Chess Camp Invitational sections, for the chess camp tournament champions. Invitations will be going out to players next week.
Watch for the email on the invitational as well as registration for the first tournament of the year.

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
Kai Shemesh
Elementary Champion
Vivian Yang


Congratulations 2021
Coach of the Year!

Harold Golden


Congratulations 2020
Chess Camp Champs!

Shrinivas Iyer
Championship Section

Elliot Fergle
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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