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Individual players compete for the titles of School Chess Association Statewide Primary Champion and School Chess Association Elementary Champion and School chess association Middle School champion with the top 16 in each tournament qualifying for the Tournament of Champions on May 4th which will be held at Diamond Head Education Center..

8:30 Merit Awards and COACH OF THE YEAR will be presented
9:00 Announcements and tournament rules...(pairing will be up...please find your place)
9:20 National Anthem (Parents will leave the playing room after the Anthem)
9:30 1st round pairings posted for all sections
11:45am Round 2
1:15pm Round 3
2:45pm Round 4
4:15pm Round 5

On Sunday
9:50 Round 6 pairing posted
10:00am Round 6
1:05 Coach and Parent Feedback meeting
12:00 Round 7
2:15pm Award Ceremony - Gym

Pairing, standings, and team standings will be posted in the hallway adjacent to the cafeteria. Ten minutes before the round, pairing will also be posted in the gym.

Team rooms will be available. Please e-mail for additional information at laya41@gmail.com on the team room. If your school wants a team room just have your coach email me and I will give you the information...

Schools compete for team awards in Primary, Elementary and Middle school divisions. All team members must be from the same school. Home-schooled players may represent the school that is in their attendance area. Team scores based on top four players from each school. PLAYERS DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF A TEAM TO PARTICIPATE FOR INDIVIDUAL TROPHIES.

Those pre-registered can check on-line for accuracy of registration, just click on Statewide Tournament.

Lawrence Lampert the founder of the School Chess Association who made many contributions to the chess community is remembered. A special one-day tournament was created called THE LAWRENCE LAMPERT MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT. This tournament will be held on April 20th and will take place the same times as the Statewide tournaments for Primary, Elementary and Middle School. All players are welcome no matter what age you are. Adults as well as High School players are welcome to participate...

Please arrive early to check where everything located. Remember to pick up the booklet at the front door for all the information and location of room.

REMINDERS: BRING YOUR OWN CHESS SET, NOTATION PAD (IF YOU TAKE NOTATION) AND PENCIL. Notation Pads can be purchased at the equipment concessions area.

There will be a movie room and art room available as well as Statewide Tournament shirts that you can buy.
On Sunday, Day 2 the 5th round will begin at 10:00am. There will be the award ceremony at 2:15pm in the playing room which follows the tournament.

CHESS LESSONS THROUGH ONE91 COMMUNITY EDUCATION Posted Saturday, January 27, 2024 by Lorene
For complete information see the ONE91 chess lessons flyer
ONE91 Chess Lessons online registration link

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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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 2023
Chess Camp Champs!

Alden Go
Championship Section

Maxwell Smigel
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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