January 2019

The Turkey Bash was our biggest tournament of the year!

Thanks to Holy Trinity for hosting and doing such a great job! Thanks also to Vincent Stone for being the Assistant TD. We had 14 new players, and many players from the past returning to action. Everyone had a fun time.

Winning their sections were: Peyton Kromash won Scholastic Masters with a perfect score, Caleb Cronkhite was undefeated in winning the Scholastic Experts section, Sakthivel Sabapathy was perfect in the K12 section, Shaan Prasad won the K6 section, Maleyna Ward won K3, and Benjamin Douglas was the top K1 player.

Top Team was Freedom 7, which took the Traveling Pawn home again.

The next tournament will be January 26 at Temple Israel of Brevard County.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Yours in chess,

Chris Bortzner

Let's play Chess

Freedom 7 took the Traveling Pawn

"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!

Welcome back to another great chess season at Space Coast Scholastic 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 $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.