Chess Club

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    Detroit Public Schools Community District is proud to sponsor the Metro Detroit Scholastic Chess League (City League) which features Elementary, Jr. High and High School teams from the Detroit area. Teams compete to see who the top chess teams in the city.  Schools play anywhere from 8 rounds to 12 rounds from November to January.  State tournaments start in February and National tournaments follow soon after that from April to May. If you are interested in joining the City League which starts in November 2019 and continues to January 2020, please contact LaRhonda McCann at larhonda.warren-mccann@detroitk12.org. Or if you are interested in starting a chess club or a chess team at your school, please contact Kevin Fite at kevin.fite@detroitk12.org.

    To learn more about scholastic chess in Detroit please visit Detroit City Chess Club at www.detroitchess.com.  DCCC will teach kids and adults how to play chess on Friday evenings at the Detroit Institute of Arts from 4pm to 8pm.  It’s FREE!   To learn more about state chess tournaments please go to www.michess.org.

    The following is our current schedule of events for chess -- spectators are always welcome.

    2019-2020 Detroit Public School Community District Chess League Schedule 

    Tournaments

    Date

    Times

    Location

    City League

    November 2, 2019

    9am to 2pm

    Bunche Academy

    City League

    November 16, 2019

    9am to 2pm

    Bunche Academy

    City League

    December 7, 2019

    9am to 2pm

    Bunche Academy

    City League

    December 14, 2019

    9am to 2pm

    Bunche Academy

    City League

    January 11, 2020

    9am to 2pm

    Bunche Academy

    City League

    January 25, 2020

    9am to 2pm

    Bunche Academy

    State Elementary Championship

    February 8, 2020

    9am to 8pm

    Cass Tech High School

    State Jr. High Championship

    TBD

    9am to 8pm

    Oakland University Oakland Center, 312 Meadow Brook Rd, Rochester, MI 48309

    State High School Championship

    TBD

    9am to 8pm

    Oakland University Oakland Center, 312 Meadow Brook Rd, Rochester, MI 48309

    National High School Championship

    April 2 - April 6 2020

    All-Day


    Playing Site: Greater Columbus Convention Center
    400 North High Street
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Tournament Hotel: Columbus Hyatt Regency (connected to GCCC)
    405 North High Street
    Columbus, OH 43215

    National Jr. High Championship

    April 23- April 27 2020

    All-Day

    Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
    Jacksonville, FL 32202

    National Elementary Championship

    May 8- May 11 2020

    All-Day

    Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
    · 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214