February 2018

The Queen of Hearts was a great tournament, thanks to the efforts of the organizers at Pineapple Cove Classical Academy.

The Cobb family, and many other volunteers at the school did a great job, for the benefit of 85 grateful students.

Thanks also to Vincent for being the Assistant TD, and Evan for his work with the trophies, and Matt for taking the pictures. Special thanks to Matthew Lawrence, who brought four HS students all the way from Daytona Beach. We hope that our new friends had a good time and will be back again next month.

Winning sections this month were Leo Mayta (SM),George Rhoton (SE), Danny Ward (K12),Roshan Anil (K6), newcomer Devin Prieto (K3), and Prithiv Ponnusamy (K1).

Winning the Traveling Pawn as Top Team was Gemini.

The next tournament will be March 24 at Holy Trinity Academy (Lower Campus). See you there!

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

Queen of Hearts 2/2018

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!