Renaissance Knights is the premier tournament organizer of the Midwest.
We organize and direct 20+ tournaments a year, including the Chicago Public Schools Playoffs and Championships, the monthly Knights Quest tournaments, the Greater Chicago K-12 Championship, and the KCF All-Girls National Championships.
Registered schools are now entered and listed on this page. If your school is not listed, please make arrangements with your activities director to do so ASAP as the deadline was Dec 1. While a few teams will eventually withdraw, it seems certain that more teams will participate this year than ever before.
Since none of us have gone through the sectional process before, it's worth making a few observations. All of this information is in the chess manual, by the way.
Chess has an unusually late withdrawal deadline (Jan. 17) and because we want to send approximately the same number of teams to each sectional and have an even number of teams at each, our sectional assignments cannot be released until Jan. 18, probably late in the day. You will not know exactly which site you will be assigned to until that date. Teams in southern, central, and northwestern Illinois can make a pretty good guess. But in the Chicago area, there might be two or even three reasonably close sites that you could be assigned to. So you can reserve the bus, but you won't know your destination until Jan. 18.