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OFFERING VIRTUAL CHESS CAMP Posted Saturday, June 13, 2020 by Lorene

Dear SCA Chess Camp Families:

For the safety of everyone, we will be offering camp virtually by way of Zoom. Chess camp will be held on the same weeks as before, but the hours will be 9am - 4pm including an hour lunch. Families who have already sent in registration and paid will need to fill out a new virtual-camp registration form. If you have already registered for a week, we will hold your spot in the virtual camp until June 10.

Virtual SCA Chess Camp will have 8 chess instructional lessons {taught by licensed teachers (and a chess master) who know children and how to teach them; tailored to the students’ individual needs; Five levels of instruction (beginning, advanced beginners, intermediate, advanced, and super advanced)}, 8 optional activity periods, 7 MERIT POINT chess tournament rounds, and an awards ceremony. This year not only will your camper improve their chess skills, but as an added bonus they will develop their computer skills (and you will too). Some of our extra activities may include Dungeons and Dragons, chess puzzles, yoga, drama, escape-rooms, and a whole lot more. Of course, we will have our usual chess groups and counselors.

If you are new to virtual chess camp the last day to register for the camp is one week before the start of the next weeks chess camp.

Our staff has been very busy working on the rest of the details for the camp and we look forward to sharing that with you.

To confirm your original registration, change/add weeks, or register a new camper, please go to www.schoolchess.org and fill out the new internet camp registration form; e-mail or USPS mail the completed form to lorene@schoolchess.org and pay on paypal (just go to paypal.com and put in your password and make the payment to lorene@schoolchess.org).

Questions? Call Lorene at 763-593-1168 or email to lorene@schoolchess.org.

We look forward to seeing you online this summer.

Lorene Lampert,
Chief Operating Officer
School Chess Association

School Chess Association
Attn: L Lampert
5980 Laurel Ave.
Golden Valley, MN 55416

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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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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