Des Moines Area Scholastic Chess Tournament
Test your mettle against the best chess players throughout the metro area!
Each participant will play SIX GAMES Of TOURNAMENT CHESS!
This is a fantastic opportunity for students to match up their skills against players
of similar age and skill level. Sign up today to take on the best!
Team Trophy: Schools must have at least 4 players from their school in order to compete.
We take the best 4 scores from each school and combine them.
The school with the highest combined score will receive the TEAM CHAMPION TROPHY.
We will have a runner-up trophy for the second place team.
Individual Tournament: Students will play 6 games against students of similar grade level (K-1, 2-3, 4-5).
We reserve the option to combine or separate grade levels based on the number of participants.
Swiss System: Participants are matched against others of similar skill level and grade.
If a player wins more games, they will play other players who have won more often as well.
By the 6th round, we will have a clear champion.
Medals & Trophies: Trophies are given out to 1st - 5th place in each grade level category.
Medals are given out based on your performance.
Every student will get either a trophy or a medal by the end of the day.
This is a
CXR-rated tournament (CXR membership is included!).
Official USCF rules will apply. Many games use clocks. USCF tiebreaker rules will be used.
Visit our Chess Tournament FAQ page
HERE for more answers to your questions.
||Youth Enrichment League
||Summit Middle School
9500 Windsor Parkway
||Des Moines, Iowa
phone: (515) 444-3355