January 18 – 29, 2020 – Fast Chess Tournaments
We will hold Fast Chess tournaments on ChessKid.com on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, on a teacher workday and one day after school to give students in the clubs we are supporting opportunities to keep practicing chess. Here are the exact dates and times:
- January 18, 2020 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
- January 20, 2020 3:00 pm
- January 22, 2020 5:00 pm
- January 29, 2020 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
March 7-8, 2020 – NC K-12 Chess Championship, Raleigh Convention Center
The NC K-12 Championship is our state’s largest tournament every year, and this year’s organizer, Triangle Chess, is preparing for 900 students to participate! We have reserved a large team room for the schools we support through our Game Changer Program. This will give our students and their parents a comfortable room to relax and re-charge between rounds. It will also give them a quiet place to review games with their coaches.
December 21, 2019 to January 4, 2020 – Fast Chess Tournaments
We held 5 Fast Chess tournaments on ChessKid.com during winter break to give students in the clubs we are supporting opportunities to keep practicing chess. Students from 6 different schools got to play opponents from across NC in a mix of 3 and 4 round tournaments.They can review their games later as they are all saved in their Game History in ChessKid.
January 3, 2020 – Game Changer Tournament and Workshop
41 students and 1 parent from 19 different schools played in our Friday morning Game Changer tournament! Families came from across the Triangle and from as far away as Alamance and Guilford counties, and proceeds from this event helped support our Game Changer Program. After the tournament, parents and a teacher from 3 schools participated in our workshop on starting school chess clubs.
November 27, 2019 – Fast Chess Tournaments
Since most of the schools in our Game Changer program were closed or released early on this day, we scheduled our first “virtual” events – two Fast Chess tournaments on ChessKid.com. Students from 3 different schools played in the 4-round tournament at 9 am and the 5-round tournament at 3 pm.
November 11, 2019 – Game Changer Tournament
34 students and 3 parents had fun playing in our Game Changer tournament on Veterans Day at the Triangle Chess Center while Wake, Durham, and Orange County schools were out. They each got to play 3 or more rated games, and proceeds from this event supported our Game Changer Program helping NC schools start chess clubs.
October 9, 2019 – Chess Moms Play Chess, Too
We helped the Hunter Elementary School Chess Club in Raleigh hold a fun Chess Moms Play Chess, Too event.