Where Brilliance Meets the Chess Board

Building a community of lifelong Chess enthusiast who play chess

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. 

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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United States Chess Federation

Contact Us

Email us at dcscholasticchess @gmail.com

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