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Welcome back to another great chess season at Space Coast Scholastic Chess!
"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.
The final Scholastic Chess Tournament of the year was the Brevard County Scholastic Championship, held at Pineapple Cove Classical Academy. The event was a huge success, thanks to the parents and volunteers at PCCA, and the enthusiastic chess players who came to compete for fame and prizes. Winning their sections, and earning the right to be called "County Champion" were; Benjamin Douglas (K1), Arham Shah (K3), Aayan Shah (K6), Pranav Ponnusamy (K12), Michael Uhlig (Scholastic Experts), and Ethan Tal (Scholastic Masters). Each of these players also received free entry into the Space Coast Open. Winning Top Team Honors was Freedom 7, which took home the Traveling pawn again, and for good, as they had won it more times than any other school during the year. Congratulations to everyone who came to the tournament and competed.
I would like to thank all of the parents and volunteers who helped make this season such a success, especially at Holy Trinity and Pineapple Cove. Everyone owes you big thanks for hosting twice this year. Thanks also to Sheryl Kromash for getting us Temple Israel twice as a playing site. I would also like to recognize and thank Vincent Stone for being the Assistant Tournament Director for every tournament this year, and Kristine Stone, for arranging the schedule and playing sites. Thanks also to Elfi Ousley for updating our website for yet another year, and keeping me out of trouble.
The next Scholastic Chess season will start in September We will need playing sites and volunteers, to make our 18th season the best yet. Please let me know if you are able to help. I look forward to seeing you all again in the Fall.
Yours in chess,