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Non-SCA Tournament Sat. Dec. 17 in Burnsville Posted Friday, November 25, 2022 by Ty
See their flier for complete information: ISD 191 Annual Chess Tournament
There will be one section for non-ISD-191 students and adults.
This is NOT an SCA tournament and NOT a Merit Point tournament.

THE NEXT SCA TOURNAMENT WILL BE THE WINTER GRADE LEVEL (TEAM TOURNAMENT) HELD AT DIAMONHEAD EDUCATION CENTER IN BURNSVILLE ON DECEMBER 3RD Posted Saturday, November 19, 2022 by Lorene
The next tournament is the WINTER GRADE LEVEL ON DECEMBER 3RD (TEAM) TOURNAMENT. If you are in 1st grade you will actually be competing for the award with the other 1st graders even if you are playing K-3rd graders in the K-3 section. If you have a friend that would like to attend this grade level tournament that is in your same grade, we need about 10 players to have a section just for just one grade.
This tournament will be held at Diamondhead Education Center in Burnsville. Directions to the Education Center can be found on our Tournament Schedule page.

Registration on line is now open and Registration will also be AT THE DOOR. If you do not pay on line, you must pay and register between 7:30-8:00am the morning of the tournament.

If you register on line you can arrive by 8:30am. If you register and do not pay on line you will need to arrive by 8:00am, there will be a late fee of $5.00 per player for all registrations the day of the tournament.

Bring your own CHESS SET as chess sets will not be available. Chess sets will be sold at the equipment concession. You are encouraged to bring your own clock.

Check the Tournament Schedule page for address and additional information.
DUE TO COVID, WE WILL REQUIRE ALL PEOPLE ON SITE TO WEAR MASKS.

BIG CHANGES ARE HAPPENING AT THE SCHOOL CHESS ASSOCIATION! Posted Thursday, September 1, 2022 by Lorene
Starting with our new 2022-2023 scholastic chess season, the School chess Association is changing the way we define the sections in our standard tournaments.

Standard tournaments will still have four sections, but are grouped differently than before.

Starting this year we will have K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 sections. If there is a USCF rated section, that will be for grade K-Adult.

This change will now put the SCA in closer alignment with most of the public schools in Minnesota..

For the Statewide Minnesota Tournament, we will also be grouped by K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. The Lawrence Lampert Memorial Tournament will be 9-Adult.

If you have any questions about this new alignment, please give Lorene a call at 763-593-1168.

Please see our Tournament page or our 2022 Fall Flier for the 2022-2023 tournament schedule.

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.

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Congratulations to our 2022
Statewide Tournament Champions
Well done!
Primary Champion
Jaden Walker
Elementary Champion
Sourish Majumder

 

Congratulations 2022
Coach of the Year!

Bill Heinemann

 

Congratulations 2022
Chess Camp Champs!

Shrinivas Iyer
Championship Section

Asher Jeevanathan
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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