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

Event Information:

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018

    All-Girls National Championship

    Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

     ***FREE WI-FI IN SKITTLE ROOM***
    presented by

    Kasparov Chess Foundation, USCF, Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation

    Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

    FORMAT 6 Rounds Swiss System (no elimination) G/90,d5

    SECTION/AWARDS Age as of 1/1/2018
    Under 8 top 15 individuals, top 500 – 799, top U500, top 6 schools
    Under 10 top 15 individuals, top 700 – 999, top U700, top 6 schools
    Under 12 top 15 individuals, top 900 – 1199, top U900, top 6 schools
    Under 14 top 15 individuals, top 1100 – 1399, top U1100, top 4 schools
    Under 16 top 8 individuals, Top 1300 – 1599, top U1300, top 3 schools
    Under 18 top 8 individuals, Top 1500 – 1799, top U1500, top 3 schools

    Top 3 players added for team scores, team members must attend the same school

    SPECIAL PRIZES Hipster For Sister designer bag to the top finishers in the U18, U16, & U14

    ENTRY FEE: $60 postmarked/online by 3/19, $80 by 4/9 $95 after.
    Do not mail after 4/13. $20 fee for roster or section changes after 4/13. $10 refund fee

    MAIN EVENT April 20: 2:30 PM – Opening Ceremony, 3:00 PM – Round 1
    April 21: 10:00 AM – Round 2, 2:30 PM – Round 3, 6:30 PM – Round 4
    April 22:  9:00 AM – Round 5, 1:00 PM – Round 6, 5:00 PM – Awards

    SIDE EVENTS
    Bughouse Tournament – one section. Fri. April 20, 11:00 AM
    Entry Fee: $30 per 2-player team Registration: 9:00- 10:00 AM
    Awards: Top 5 teams
    Blitz Tournament (G/5) – one section. Fri. April 20, 7:00 PM
    Entry Fee: $20 by 4/9, $25 after/on-site. Registration ends at 6:00 PM
    Awards: Top 10 players

    HOTEL Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago IL 60616, (888) 421-1442. Rate: single – quad $159. Overnight Guest Self Parking $20. Online Reservations
    Reserve early – rate may increase. Free basic internet in room

    TEAM ROOMS We have a limited number of team rooms, so reserve early; Email David Heiser at david.heiser@renaissanceknights.org

    BYES Half-point byes will be available for only one round except round 6, if requested by the start of round 2. 0-point byes shall be available for all rounds. The Chief TD shall have the ability to grant a 1/2-point bye for any round on unusual circumstances, except the last round.

    QUESTIONS david.heiser@renaissanceknights.org / (773) 844-0701

    The Champion in each age category, qualifies to represent the USA at the 2018 World Cadets (U/8, U10, U/12) and World Youth (U/14, U/16, U/18) Championships


     

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Renaissance Knights

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

Chicago Public Schools

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

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

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