The Chicago Chess Foundation sponsors a series of scholastic chess tournaments throughout the city of Chicago that were formerly organized by the Youth Chess Foundation of Chicago. These tournaments are open to anyone from Kindergarten through 8th grade. They are completely free to all participants.

If you are a coach for a school, please use the contact form to request access and register students for the tournaments. If you are a student but do not have a chess club at your school, you are still welcome to participant in these tournaments. Please use the contact form to request more information. Provide name, school, and grade to register.

Coaches Management

2017-2018 Tournament Schedule

DateTimeEventLocation
11/18/20178:30 am - 4:00 pm 2017 CCF - November K-8 chess tournament Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Academy, Chicago, IL
12/16/20178:30 am - 4:00 pm 2017 CCF - December K-8 chess tournament TBD
1/13/20188:30 am - 4:00 pm 2018 CCF - January K-8 chess tournament De La Salle Institute, Chicago, IL
2/10/20188:30 am - 4:00 pm 2018 CCF - February K-8 chess tournament Rickover Naval Academy, Chicago, IL
4/14/20188:30 am - 4:00 pm 2018 CCF - April K-8 chess tournament TBD
5/19/20188:30 am - 4:00 pm 2018 CCF - May K-8 chess tournament TBD

2016-2017 Tournament Results

DateEventLocation
November 12, 2016 2016 YCFC/CCF - November K-8 chess tournament Lane Tech College Prep, Chicago, IL
December 17, 2016 2016 YCFC/CCF - December K-8 chess tournament De La Salle Institute, Chicago, IL
January 14, 2017 2017 YCFC/CCF - January K-8 chess tournament Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Academy, Chicago, IL
February 11, 2017 2017 YCFC/CCF - February K-8 chess tournament Rickover Naval Academy, Chicago, IL
April 22, 2017 2017 YCFC/CCF - April K-8 chess tournament Wildwood IB World Magnet School, Chicago, IL
May 20, 2017 2017 YCFC/CCF - May K-8 chess tournament Nobel Elementary School, Chicago, IL