August 2018

The Brevard County Scholastic Championship was held at Temple Israel in Viera.

Although the turn out was low, the level of play was very high!

Winning their sections, and earning the title of County Champion were;

     Prithiv Ponnusamy (K1),

     Armaan Motivala (K3),

     Varun Sriramineni (K6),

     Jeremy Saglimbeni (K12),

     George Rhoton (Scholastic Experts),

     and Kamalesh Sureshkumar (Scholastic Masters).

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

Thanks to Ori Tal  who provided lunch (on very short notice), Preeti Anil for running the concession stand, Vincent Stone and Bobby Saraka for being the Assistant Tournament Directors, Evan Cobb for manning the scoring table and assembling the trophies, and Matt Cobb for taking the pictures at the Awards Ceremony.

The May tournament at Temple Israel is cancelled.

Thank you to everyone for a good season.

Tournaments will continue in the Fall.

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!