Welcome to the Chicago Public Schools’ Chess Page

This webpage provides information to the players, coaches and parents on the CPS Academic Chess Program

 

Academic Chess provides elementary & high school students from diverse communities across the city with an opportunity to participate in vibrant chess programs. The CPS Academic chess students compete throughout the year and participate in the CPS Academic Chess City play-offs, City Championship State and National tournaments. Academic Chess is separated into three categories:

  • Chicago Chess League – Competitive chess tournaments for students participating in after-school chess clubs
  • Cops & Kids – Promoting non-violence and increase positive relationships with youth and police officers
  • First Moves – In the classroom program for 2nd and 3rd grade students

 

CALENDAR

  • Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017

    Chicago Vocational High School

    REGISTER NOW

    Chicago Vocational High School - 2100 E 87th St

    Sections:  Primary (Grades K-3), Elementary (Grade 4-8), High School (Grades 9-12)

    Format:  4-round Swiss, G/25, d5

    Check-In: 8:30 – 9:00 AM, All players must be checked in by 9:00 to play in round 1. Late Check-ins will receive a zero point bye for round 1

    Rounds:  10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM

    Awards:  4:00 pm. 1st – 5th placed individuals, 1st – 2nd placed teams each section. Top 3 scores used for team awards

    Lunch: 11:45 – 12:45 – provided for players & coaches only

    Registration Ends: Monday October 23       

    Substitutions: Onsite only between 8:30 – 9:00 AM, All substitutes must be checked in by 9:00 to play in round 1. Late substitutes will receive a zero point bye for round 1

    Directions: Enter through DOOR #15 which is located on the west side of the school off of the parking lot

    More Info:  Nichole Matthews at nmatthews@cps.edu or David Heiser at daheiser@cps.edu

    Open to CPS Students only

     

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  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017

    St. Ignatius College Prep

    Nov 18 -  Chicago Prep Bowl (High School Only)

    St. Ignatius College Prep

    1076 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago

    8-Board Team Tournament

    Entry Fee is $20 per Team

    George Dzuricsko dzuricskog@dls.org 630-687-2929 (c)

    Paul Kash pkash@ameritech.net

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  • Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017

    Chicago Police Headquarters

    CHICAGO POLICE HEADQUARTERS - 3510 S. MICHIGAN AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60616

    SATURDAY - DECEMBER 9, 2017

    5-BOARD TEAM TOURNAMENT - 4 ROUNDS, GAME 20

    CHECK-IN: 9:00 – 9:30 - MUST BE CHECKED IN BY 9:30 TO PLAY IN THE FIRST ROUND

    ROUND TIMES: 10:00, 11:15, 12:45, 2:00 - AWARDS: 3:00

    LUNCH: 12:00 - 12:45 - PROVIDED FOR ALL PLAYERS AND SUPPORT STAFF

    AWARDS: TROPHIES TOP 3 TEAMS, MEDALS TOP 3 TEAM MEMBERS EACH SECTION

    DIVISIONS: ELEMENTARY (K-8), HIGH SCHOOL (9-12)

    TEAMS: 4-PLAYERS FROM THE SAME SCHOOL PLUS 1 LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL

    REGISTRATION: INVITED SCHOOLS NEED TO SUBMIT ROSTERS BY 12/04/17, ONLINE at     OR BY EMAIL TO david.heiser@renaissanceknights.org

    MORE INFO: CONTACT DAVID HEISER david.heiser@renaissanceknights.org / 773-844-0701 or

    NICHOLE MATTHEWS nmatthews@cps.edu / 773-535-2884

    BOARDS & SETS PROVIDED - GAME ANALYSIS BY FM GAURI MANOJ

    PLAYERS ARE REQUESTED TO BRING A NONPERISHABLE FOOD ITEM TO BE DONATED TO THE GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY


     

     

     

     

     

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  • Sat
    20
    Jan
    2018

    Crane H.S.

    Jan 20 High School Championship – Crane H.S.

    Details TBA

    Open to CPS High School Students participating in the CPS Academic Chess Program

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  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018
  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018

    Whitney Young Magnet High School

    Mar 17 K-8 North & South Playoffs – Whitney Young H.S.

    Details TBA

    Open to CPS K-8 Students participating in the CPS Academic Chess Program

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  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    Whitney Young Magnet High School

    Mar 24 K-8 Championship – Whitney Young H.S.

    Details TBA

    Open to CPS K-8 Students moving forward from the K-8 Playoffs

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  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018

    Atlanta, GA

    Hyatt Regency Atlanta
    265 Peachtree St. NE
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    (404) 577-1234 or (888) 421-1442
    HR: $129 Single/Double/Triple/Quad

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  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018
  • Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    29
    Apr
    2018

    Columbus, OH

    Hyatt Regency Columbus
    350 N. High St.
    Columbus, OH 43215
    (614) 463-1234
    HR: $129 Single/Double/Triple/Quad

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  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018
    Sun
    13
    May
    2018

    Nashville, TN

    Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
    Nashville, TN 37214
    (615) 889-1000 or (888) 777-6779

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Additional Tournaments can be found at:
2016/17 TOURNAMENT RESULTS
PAST EVENTS

Prior Years Results

CONTACT INFORMATION

Renaissance Knights

David Heiser
President
david.heiser@renaissanceknights.org,
c: 773-844-0701

Chicago Public Schools

Sylvia Nelson Jordan
Manager, Academic Competitions
Office of Teaching and Learning
Department of Academic Competitions
Chicago Public Schools
snelson@cps.k12.il.us
o: 773-553-3593

Nichole Matthews
Chess Coordinator
Office of Teaching and Learning
Department of Academic Competitions
nmathews@cps.edu
o: 773-553-3593

David Heiser
Chess Consultant / Chief Tournament Director
daheiser@cps.edu
c: 773-844-0701

Internet Chess Club

Play chess online at the Internet Chess Club

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