Welcome to the Chicago Public Schools’ Chess Page

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

 

Academic Chess provides students from diverse communities across the city with the opportunity to learn, play, and compete in Chess at no cost. The students participate in after school chess clubs and compete in tournaments throughout the year including at the CPS Academic Chess play-offs and Championships, City of Chicago 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

We need your assistance as we continue to build and expand our thriving chess community in the City of Chicago. Cash donations helps advance the work of the foundation while your support as a volunteer, coach or mentor helps our chess club and chess team. GET INVOLVED TODAY!

 

CALENDAR

Event Information:

  • Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017

    Cops & Kids Chess Tournament

    Chicago Police Headquarters

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

    SATURDAY - DECEMBER 9, 2017

    5-BOARD TEAM TOURNAMENT - 3 ROUNDS, GAME 20

    CHECK-IN: 8:00 – 8:30 - MUST BE CHECKED IN BY 8:30 TO PLAY IN THE FIRST ROUND

    ROUND TIMES: 9:00, 10:15, 11:45  AWARDS: 1:00

    LUNCH: 12:30 - 1:00 - PROVIDED FOR ALL PLAYERS AND SUPPORT STAFF

    AWARDS: TROPHIES TOP 3 HIGH SCHOOL & TOP 3 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEAMS, MEDALS TO TROPHY WINNING TEAM MEMBERS

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

    REGISTRATION: INVITED SCHOOLS NEED TO SUBMIT FINAL ROSTERS BY 12/05/17

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

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

    Due to limited space parents cannot stay at the site during the tournament.  Parents are welcome to attend the awards ceremony at 1:00pm.

     

     

     

     

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Additional Tournaments can be found at:
2017/18 TOURNAMENT RESULTS
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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