2023 CMSCA Chess Tournaments,
Free Chess Lessons, Data Science Student Project, and more!

All our Tournaments and other activities/events are open to all youth through 12th grade. This includes students who are homeschooled or in public, private, or parochial schools from any location across the USA.

If any questions, please reach us via our contact page - https://www.cmsca.org/contact.php




First Team Tournament (10/15/2022)
Info & Registration

Junior Open (11/19/2022)
Info & Registration

Grade Championship (12/3/2022)
Info & Registration

Southern Scholastic (01/21/2023 - 01/22/2023)
Info & Registration

Second Team Tournament (02/25/2023)
Info & Registration


Class Championship-2 (03/18/2023)
Info & Registration

Third Team Tournament (04/29/2023)
Info & Registration


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Southern Scholastic
Chess Tournament

Biggest Tournament of the Year!

Saturday and Sunday / January 21-22, 2023

This and every tournament is open to all youth through 12th grade. This includes students who are homeschooled or in public, private, or parochial schools from any location across the USA.

New Location:
South Academy of International Languages (S.A.I.L.)
8300 Nations Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

Tournament will be played in the main building - Cafeteria

Registrationhttps://cmsca.org/southern.php

You play every round win or lose unless you request a bye (skip a round).  Please bring your chess set or buy from us on day of tournament at discounted prices (usually much cheaper than you will find online or in stores).

Chess Sponsorship to US Nationals Chess Tournament
This tournament is the qualifier for Sponsorship for CMS Students and CMS School's Chess Team to the US Nationals Chess Tournament!  The sponsorship typically covers transportation, lodging (either partial or full depending on room sharing) and tournament entry fees. The top 5 players from the top CMS school for each section (K-12, K-8, K-5, and K-3) would typically get National Sponsorship plus the top CMS student for each section. That’s a total of 24 CMS students!

Need help with Registration?
If registration process is too confusing, please come early and we can help you register onsite.  If you can, please sign up for a US Chess Federation Member ID (Youth Under 19 is $20) at their site - https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess.  Once you have a US Chess Member ID, then you can register on our website.  

Lunch will be available for purchase!  Any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at tournaments@cmsca.org or president@cmsca.org.


Our CMSCA Tactic Worksheet Winners below have been preregistered.

  • Nilax Edabathulu (30154561) for section K-5
  • Namish Kondabathini (16992657) for section K-8

Free CMSCA Chess Lessons on select Sundays at Libraries

Service provided by highly experienced Professional Chess Coaches.  You will also have the opportunity to play a game or two.  Great for beginners and intermediate players.

Date:

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm ET

***The Library is not a sponsor, nor does it endorse any practices or points of view of the sponsors of this program. We also cannot reserve consistently or multiple times at the same library. We are also limited in what we can publicize on our website. Hence, please make sure to sign up via our mailing list on our website to stay on top of our upcoming free Chess lessons.***


Free Data Science and Chess Project

Date: 01/08/2023 (Sign up only once, if you already signed up before no need to sign up again)

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Where:
South County Regional Library
5801 Rea Rd. Charlotte, NC 28227
Charlotte, NC 28277

Note: Bring a Windows or Mac Laptop!

Are you a student interested in pursuing a career in Data Science or Tech and also love Chess? Then we have the project for you! We have brought onboard a Data Scientist that will be working with students on a Data Science Project that will combine the field of Data Science with Chess. No coding background is required, we will start from the beginning and guide each step of the way.

There is no other project like this anywhere! It should be a very fun and exciting journey!

***The Library is not a sponsor, nor does it endorse any practices or points of view of the sponsors of this program. We also cannot reserve consistently or multiple times at the same library. We are also limited in what we can publicize on our website. Hence, please make sure to sign up via our mailing list on our website to stay on top of our upcoming free Chess lessons.***


CMSCA Volunteers Needed

CMSCA is looking for chess parents who would like to contribute to the scholastic chess community! We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to help us.

If you are interested in getting involved with CMSCA, please let us know! Please send an email to president@cmsca.org indicate your interest or to get more details.

 

 

 

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