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October 20, 2018

71 Girls from around the region greeted and competed. Fun had by all.

January 12, 2019

Celebrate MLK Day playing Chess, Rated and Unrated sections. All are invited. Special Gifts at the door.

January 20, 2019

DC Youth League forming, Register today!

February 8, 2019

Unrated and Rated sections. All are invited, register to play, Chess is the great equalizer. Black will start first.

April 6, 2019

Citywide Coed Tournament and Barber and Denker event to select DC state Champion.  There is a section for everyone.

May 4, 2019

All Girls in the DMV are invited. Prize fund.

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More fun around the DMV area

Register for DC Youth Leagues

 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
$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
 1 pm every 3rd Sunday starting January 20, 2019
You must register by January 18, 2019
Location and dates subject to change based on registration
Email: dcscholasticchess@gmail.com with your questions 

Classes around the DMV

 

The Chess Center offers weekend chess classes, chess camps, scholastic tournaments, and classroom-based chess training. The Chess Center also supports school chess clubs and works closely with public and charter schools in the Washington, D.C., region to promote chess. Our program teaches students to make positive choices and produces people who can enter higher education or the work force with the critical thinking skills they need to succeed. The foundation we help children build improves their academic and social skills.

Through your donation, we can teach chess to children who are unable otherwise to afford our services, giving them the thinking skills they will use for life.

Find out more about the US Chess Center

DC Youth Chess League

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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
$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
 1 pm every 3rd Sunday starting January 20, 2019
You must register by January 18, 2019
Location and dates subject to change based on registration
Email: dcscholasticchess@gmail.com with your questions 

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The District of Columbia Scholastic Cup

The DC Scholastic Cup is a citywide event for all levels of players. There are rated and unrated sections.


In addition this event is also the qualifier for the Barber, Denker, All Girls Chess tournament.  

The Dewain Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions invites the winners of the US Chess State Affiliate championships to compete for the title of 2019 Barber Champion of Champions. In case of ties in the Barber, co-champions shall be recognized. This year’s invitational tournament will be held from August 3 to August 6 during the 2019 U.S. Open.

The location will be the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 Phone:  (407) 996-9840 or (800) 204-7234.  The hotel rate will be $129 Single/Double/Triple/Quad.  Please mention “US Chess” when you call, website at:  https://www.rosencentre.com

The Executive Board of US Chess has added the Barber Champion to its list of qualifiers for the World Youth or the World Cadet Championship and the US Cadet Championship. The qualifying student in case of a tie will be the highest finishing player on tie-breaks who meets the eligibility requirements of the World Youth/World Cadet event for the US Chess delegation and the US Cadet Championship. The qualifying person needs a US FIDE flag to be eligible to represent the US in the World Youth/World Cadet and US Cadet Championships.

State Affiliate Requirements

Each State Affiliate (which shall include DC for purposes of this Tournament) shall be allowed one Representative as determined by its US Chess State Affiliate. The exception is California, which sends two players, one representing Northern California and the other Southern California. We strongly encourage each State Affiliate to identify a tournament to determine its K-8 Champion. State affiliates may not limit the selection process for the Barber to exclude students below the Middle School grades, but must permit all players who are in K through 8th grade to participate. If no open tournament is held, then a State Affiliate invitational composed of the highest rated K-8 players may be used. If that is not possible then the highest rated K-8 player should be offered the opportunity to play by the State Affiliate.

If the official representative is unable to compete, the State Affiliate may substitute its next most qualified player, etc. Each State Affiliate should make every effort to send a representative to this prestigious event.

Jon Haskel, Barber Committee Chairman, will mail the Barber Nomination Form to each authorized State Affiliate official. The official must then email the form back to Jon by June 20th. The Barber Committee reserves the right to appoint a representative for any State Affiliate that fails to meet this deadline. To eliminate byes, the host State Affiliate (State Affiliate in which the tournament is held) may provide an alternate who will only play in rounds that have an odd number of players. The alternate is eligible for prizes and if s/he does not play a round, s/he will receive free entry into a side event and/or will be given a pairing into the US Open for that round.

Eligibility

All participants must be residents of the State Affiliate they represent for 30 days prior to the date of their qualifying tournament. They must be under the age of 16 on September 1 of the year in which the tournament is held. The players must be enrolled in an approved K-8 curriculum pursuing a promotion/graduation certificate for a minimum of 30 school days prior to the qualifying event. The Representative may be taking classes concurrently at any high school prior to the qualifying event.

 


DC Scholastic Chess

DC Scholastic Chess Events are committed to exposing students to Chess events around the region.

Find out more about the Tournament of Champions

Inquire about Youth Leagues

DC Youth Chess League Teams forming January 2019