Where Brilliance Meets the Chess Board

Building a community of lifelong Chess enthusiast who play chess


Black History Month Chess Classic

Chess Tournament


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All students in the region are invited to play. Gifts for everyone from Grandmaster Maurice Ashley. 4 rounds no elimination. Scholarships available. Email: Robin at dcscholasticchess.org

About DC Scholastic Chess

Our Story Our Mission



Welcome to DC Scholastic Chess website. 

Our mission is to give students access to rated and unrated chess tournaments in Washington,DC.  Students across the metropolitan area are invited to participate. DC Scholastic Chess is a community partner with the US Chess Center, Capital Area Chess and Chess Girls DC.

DC Scholastic Chess is endorsed by the DC Chess League and the United States Chess Federation to directly sponsor and hold (or arrange for) an annual United States Chess Federation (USCF) rated State Championship, directly sponsor and hold (or arrange for) annual USCF rated Scholastic State High School, Junior High or Middle School and Elementary School Championships. Examples include but are not limited to statewide or geographically rotating Rated Beginner and Open tournaments as well as participation in National Chess Day Activities, Regional and/or National Championships. Chess Girls DC is endorsed by the DC Scholastic Chess program coordinator to arrange and promote participation and events for women and girls within Washington,DC and the surrounding metropolitan area.

Unrated and Rated Scholastic Tournaments


Are you a beginner, expert, or somewhere in between? Not to worry! There is a level for everyone.  Register today for Scholastic Chess Tournaments.

Commitment to Learning


Our mission is to inspire all students to play Chess.We encourage critical thinking and emphasize the learning process over winning. 


Youth Chess League Flyer (pdf)


Black history month (pdf)


Support a Chess Club

For some schools chess is not in the budget. Your contribution of $200 or more will enable us to provide chess equipment for a school that you designate or that we are in contact with.

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Youth Chess League Information

DC Scholastic Chess is proud to announce the start of the 2019 Youth Chess League season.

Teams of 4 members from DC, MD or VA
United States Chess Federation regulations apply to games
Game/90 (each player has 90 minutes to complete the game )
1 game each session
Total number of wins per team determine winner. There may be a tie break.
Team changes must be submitted in writing 10 days prior to game
Payment in full first game. 5 games total. Each participant will pay $40 for the season.
$600 Prize fund based on 40 participants. Trophies included
First place team $75.00/ each
Second place team $50.00/ each
Third place team $ 25.00/ each
Medals for all participants
Games start 1 pm every 3rd Sunday starting January 20, 2019 until May 19, 2019.
You must register by January 18, 2019
Location and dates subject to change based on registration. Location and time will be announced by Jan 18.  We need registrations as soon as possible to determine size of venue.

Email:  Robin at 

dcscholasticchess@gmail.com with your questions . 

Learn More

If you are interested in joining the league and have more questions. Please email Robin at chessgirlsdc@gmail.com

We are looking for sponsors. Please share. The first game is scheduled to start Sunday afternoon . January 20. Please fill out registration sheet if you are interested. No payment required until January details are released.

DC Youth Chess League

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Better yet, see us in person!

We love chess

DC Scholastic Chess


DC Youth Chess League


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We are updating the details daily. Event scheduled to start Sunday afternoon January 13, 2019

Contact Us

Email us at dcscholasticchess @gmail.com

DC Scholastic Chess