SCCF Scholastics

Wecome to the SCCF's scholastic webpages. Here you will find a calendar of scholastic events, information about scholatic chess tournaments (aka TLAs), and resources for parents and young chess players.

Scholastic Calendar

Scholastic TLAs

Mar. 29, Sunday
Jimmy Quon Scholastic
San Diego. Flyer here

Nov. 12, Saturday
41th Staser Tournament
Orange County. Flyer here

Mar. 11, Saturday
Morrison Scholastic
Fullerton. Flyer here

May 27
MDC Scholastics
Ontario. Show/hide TLA...
Format: 5-SS, G/30, d/2.
Site: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2280 South Haven Ave, Ontario, CA 91761,
Open to grade 12-below. In two sections:
Open: Trophies to top 5, top 3 U1200, top 2 Unrated.
Grade 6/below U1000: Trophies to top 5, top 3 U700, top 2 Unrated.
Reg.: 8:30-9. Rds: 9:30-10:45-12:30-1:45-3.
EF: $16 if received by 5/20, $20 door, SCCF membership required (13$ youth with print mag, $3 youth w/o mag)
On-line ent:
Ent: SCCF, 12710 Bloomfield Ave, Apt #148, Norwalk CA 90650.

June 4
SDCC Summer Scholastic
San Diego. Flyer here

June 11, Sunday
Off Da Rook 8
West Hills. Show/hide TLA...
Site: Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills, CA. 91304
Sections: K-12 Unrated, K-6 Under 400, K-8 Under 700, K-12 Under 1000, K-12 Open
Trophies: Trophies to the top 5 players based on 15 players per section
All sections: 4SS; G/30 with 5 second delay (Swiss System: everyone plays 4 games against players with approximately the same number of wins and losses after each round
Round 1: 11:00 am
Lunch Break 11:30 am—12:30 pm
Round 2: 12:30 pm
Round 3: 1:45 pm
Round 4: 3:00 pm
Trophy Ceremony at 4:00 pm
Byes: ½ point byes available for all rounds but must be requested before the start of the previous round
EF: $30 if received before June 8 ($45 if received later or on site from 10:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. only). No telephone entries. After 10:40 a.m., entries will be given a ½ point bye the first round. New players or those with expired US Chess Federation memberships must also pay a fee on site.
Food and beverage tickets for sale only on site. (Outside food brought in must be Kosher)
Bring your own boards and clocks. Boards and clocks will not be provided, but may be purchased on site.
CONTACT: Jennifer Vallens at (818) 674-2006 or Jerry Yee at (818) 915-5572

Scholastic Resources

Scholastic chess related links
A list of where to play chess (includes adults)
A Parent's Guide to Their Child's First Chess Tournament
A list of studies on the benefits of chess