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THE NEXT TOURNAMENT WILL BE THE GROUNDHOG OPEN, DOUBLE BUG TOURNAMENT, AS WELL AS A RATED SECTION AT PLYMOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL IN PLYMOUTH ON FEBRUARY 5TH. Posted Saturday, January 22, 2022 by Lorene

There will be an Open section for K-3, 4-6 and 7-9, double Bug tournament as well as a rated section for K-12. The double bug tournament consists of a two-member team.

The Double Bug section consists of two players of a team, one member plays black and the other white. The oldest player on each team will play against each other. A check mate on one board is a check mate on both boards. A draw on one board is a draw on both boards.

You can register for the Double Bug, but need to email me your 2-member team names. But email to: Lorene@schoolchess.org, the payment for each player is $24.00. New players will need to fill out a new Registration Form and will be AT THE DOOR until 8:00am the morning of the tournament. If you do not pay on line, you must pay and register between 7:45-8:00am the morning of the tournament. If you register on line you can arrive by 8:15am. If you register and do not pay on line, arrive before 8:00 am player registration form and the fee for new players is $26.00 for the first tournament.

Please bring your own chess set. MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOURNAMENT... Check the Tournament Schedule for address and additional information. Players will need to bring their own chess set (we are unable to provide one) but sets will be available for sale at the equipment concessions.

Check the Tournament Schedule for address and additional information.
Sections will be based on the grade of the younger player. Adults are welcome to play with a school-age partner up to grade 9.

Registration will also be AT THE DOOR until 8:30am. If you do not pay on line, you must pay and register between 8-8:15am the morning of the tournament. If you register on line you can arrive by 8:15am. If you register and do not pay on line… arrive BEFORE 8:15am.

E-mail team names to: lorene@schoolchess.org with payment of $24.00 per player and $26.00 for new player.

ACCEPTING NOMINEES FOR CHESS COACH OF THE YEAR. PLEASE SEND YOUR NOMINEE FOR COACH OF THE YEAR TO LORENE@SCHOOLCHESS.ORG. TELL ME WHAT MAKES YOUR COACH SPECIAL. WHAT QUALITIES DEFINE YOUR COACH THAT MAKES HER/HIM SPECIAL.


INTERESTED in "CHESS LESSONS" check out information below... Posted Saturday, January 15, 2022 by Ty
Advanced Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced..

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 2021
Statewide Tournament Champions
Well done!
Primary Champion
Kai Shemesh
Elementary Champion
Vivian Yang

 

Congratulations 2021
Coach of the Year!

Harold Golden

 

Congratulations 2021
Chess Camp Champs!

Yoel Klein
Championship Section

Rishab Jain
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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