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The Tournament Program offers 30+ chess tournaments throughout the academic year, each of which draws between 400 and 600 players from kindergarten through high school.  

Chess in the Schools organizes and directs all the tournaments including registering participants, providing supplies, preparing the venue, organizing competition, scoring, oversight, and presenting awards.  Many of our students say that competition is their favorite part of our programs. It gives them an opportunity to test and showcase their skills in front of teachers, peers, and parents. 
 


As an extension of the classroom program, tournaments are the motivation that encourages students and teachers to expect nothing less than mastery of the subject for them. In doing so, students develop their focus and concentration, deal with winning and losing in a safe environment, and experience the dynamics of teamwork. Perhaps the most striking outcome, however, is how the challenge of chess competition swells the students' confidence and pride.


  
 

To find more information about our upcoming tournaments please check out our tournament calendar. For specific questions about our tournament program please email us at tournaments@chessintheschools.org


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