"First Tournament is only $5 for Brevard County students".  

In an effort to encourage new players to participate in tournaments, Brevard County students who are unrated will not have to pay full price for their first tournament fee.

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 pay $5 more.


Let's play Chess

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 $49/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.

November 2019

          The October Brouhaha was a huge success, with 73 players competing all day in 5 sections.

Congratulations to our section winners; Riyaan Puppala (K1), Caleb Rodriguez (K3), Roshan Anil (K6), Enping Zhang (K12), Sam Matini (Scholastic Experts), and Kyle Knapp (Scholastic Masters).

The Top Team was West Melbourne School for Science, which took home the Traveling Pawn.

Thank you to our host school, Holy Trinity Academy, for providing a terrific playing site, and Zach Douglas for organizing the event.

Thanks also to Vincent Stone for being the Assistant TD, putting together the trophies, and playing a 16 board Simul (yes, he won all 16 games).

The next event will be the Turkey bash, on November 16, at Pineapple Cove Classical Academy. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Yours in chess,
Chris Bortzner

and have fun!


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