St. Charles Winter Chess Tournament

The St. Charles Winter Middle School/High School Chess Tournament is for ranked players in grades 6 – 12.

Register for the Tournament here!

Date: Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Location: At the St. Charles Preparatory School, 2010 E. Broad St., Columbus OH 43209

Registration Fee: $25 for all online registrations until February 17th; thereafter $30 registration fee until 6:00 PM February 23rd.

*Special discount to encourage HS team play: High school teams within a rated section (minimum 3 players) will be charged $40 per team through the February 23rd deadline. To receive this discount, chess coach must send an email or letter to CCA at contact below. Thus, a coach could register 3 students in the Open section and another 4-student team in the U1000 section for a total price of $80 (about $11 per entry). Columbus Chess Academy will provide free USCF memberships for all new USCF players who join as a team.

Discounted entry fee for other students with financial need are available. Please contact for more information.

Sections: Note that all sections have grade level and rating requirements. Players must be registered with before the tournament. CCA is also selling discounted USCF memberships to new members and to students whose membership has expired.

Notation is required and clocks must be used if one or both players provides one. Clocks will be used in all sections with games reaching the time limit. Rated players should bring their own clocks.

This tournament has three rated sections only, each open to players in grades 6-12.

Sections                    Time Controls

Open                         5 rounds G/30, d/5

U1000                      5 rounds G/30, d/5

U600                        5 rounds G/30, d/5


8:30 – 8:45 Self-check-in. No section changes after 8:45 AM

8:50 – 8:55 Announcements

9:00 – 10:10 Round 1

10:20 – 11:30 Round 2

11:40 – 12:50 Round 3

12:50 – 1:10 Lunch Break

1:10 – 2:10 Round 4

2:30 – 3:40 Round 5

3:45 – 4:00 Awards

Note: For smaller sections, we may complete rounds on a rolling basis. If this is the case, announcement regarding this decision will be made. Awards will be conducted as sections finish.

Click here to see/download the official flyer for this event!