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SUMMER CHESS CAMP INFORMATION Posted Saturday, May 20, 2023 by Lorene
SUMMER CHESS CAMP Registration is available by clicking on CHESS CAMP. The camp is held in the air-conditioned banquet room at the St. Louis Park Recreation Center, 3700 Monterey Dr. Each session is for four days. Monday through Thursday, 8am to 5pm.
The weeks of camp: June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, July 24-27, July 31-Aug 3, Aug 7-10, Aug 14-17.
Campers can attend morning, afternoons, or full day. Campers may register for as many sessions as they want as long as there are slots available.
If the camp is full for the week you registered for, you will be notified if your registration is received so you can change to a different week. Or be placed on a waiting list...
After you send in your registration YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE a confirmation until TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR SESSION BEGINS, so a car pool list can be included as well as information on summer chess camp.
Chess instruction is tailored to the student's individual needs, with professional (licensed) teachers who know children and how to teach them. Five levels of instruction (beginning, advanced beginners, intermediate, advanced and super advanced) each under the direction of a separate teacher.
Super Advanced students will be taught by chess master.
A wide variety of optional activities in addition to chess instruction and merit point tournament, including swimming, tubing, field ball, fishing, soccer, pickle ball, bowling, drama, sign language, bus ride to activities, and role playing games.
For more information, check the website www.schoolchess.org or you can call: 763-593-1168

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 2023 Statewide Tournament Champions
Well done!
Primary Champion
Ryan Zhou
Elementary Champion
Vignesh Subramanian
Middle Champion
Aarti Kannan


Congratulations 2023
Coach of the Year!

Rachael Theis


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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