February 2019

The Kings and Queens Tournament was a success thanks to our enthusiastic young participants and the helpful parents, particularly the Garnharts, who did a great job running the food concessions.

Thanks also to Vincent Stone for being the Assistant TD. Winning Section honors were;  Ayush Maddikonda (Scholastic Masters), Michael Uhlig (Scholastic Experts), Noah Boniello (K12), Roshan Anil (K6), Aayush Barochia (K3), and Benjamin Douglas (K1).

Top Team was Freedom 7, which forgot to bring the Traveling Pawn, but get to keep it for another month. 

The next tournament will be February 23rd at Pineapple Cove Academy.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Yours in chess,

Chris Bortzner

"First Tournament is free for Brevard County students".  

Back by popular demand! In an effort to encourage new players to participate in tournaments, Brevard County students who are unrated will not have to pay their first tournament fee (typically $20).

However, you will still need to buy a USCF membership at the USCF website. The USCF membership is good for one year.

All players must register by the Friday 7:00 PM before the tournament to play in the first round. Walk-ins will get a first round bye.


and have fun!

Let's play Chess

February flier

You know ChessKid.com? This is great training tool for your kids! 

Although some functions on the site are free, in order to watch the videos, play online tournaments and do more than 3 puzzles a day, you need a Gold membership, which is $50/year on the website.

​Gold Membership allows full, unlimited access to the entire ChessKid.com site and unlocks all of the ChessKid educational features: all of our Levels (with interactive, guided lessons), unlimited live chess, slow chess, all 10 computer chess levels, puzzles, computer workouts & more than 600 educational videos - with new content added all the time. The game history for Gold Members saves all of the games played on the site.


Welcome back to another great chess season at Space Coast Scholastic Chess!