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

Mar. 18-19
2017 SuperStates
Valencia. Flyer here

April 23, Sunday
5th Annual L.A. Spring Scholastic Championship
Glendale. Show/hide TLA...
Site: Maple Park Community Center 820 East Maple Street, Glendale, CA 91205
Sections: K-12 Open, K-12 Under 1200, K-8 Under 900, K-6 Under 600, K-4 Under 300 and Unrated
Trophies: 60 trophies will be awarded including Top 10 each section & bonus trophies!
All Sections: 5SS; G/30 (Swiss System: everyone plays 5 games against players with approximately the same number of wins and losses after each round)
Schedule: 10:00am; 11:15am; 12:30pm; 1:45pm; 3:00pm
Byes: ½ point byes available for all rounds but must be requested before the start of the previous round
EF: $40 if received before April 20th ($55 if received later or on site from 9:00am to 9:40am only). No telephone entries. After 9:40am, 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.
Ent: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE 4/20. Pay Pal to: or make checks payable to American Chess Academy and mail to 411 N. Jackson St. Apt# 101. Glendale, CA 91206. LATE ENTRY FEE $55
Info: or or (818) 640-5974. Food & Beverage tickets for sale at event.

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.

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