November  2017 

The October Brouhaha was a lot of fun, thanks to the great site and hospitality of the host,Temple Israel.

Congratulations to Peyton Kromash, who won the largest Scholastic Masters section ever, and to Kyle Knapp who won the Scholastic Experts section and Biggest Upset (for the second month in a row!).

Danny Ward returned to league play and won the K12 section by a full point, and his sister Maleyna Ward won the top K1 prize. George Rhoton had the only perfect score, winning the K6 section, and Varun Sriramineni won a very tough K3 section, helping his school (Freedom 7) win Top Team, and taking home the Traveling Pawn.

The next tournament will also be at Temple Israel, on Saturday November 18th. See you there!

Kristine Stonehas arranged the tournament sites for the first few months, but we still need playing sites for 2018. Please contact her with ideas.

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

You know 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.
Coach Chris can get you the membership for only $20/year.
If anyone is interested, please register and assign Guardianship to  ( so he will activate their account and collect the fee.

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