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 $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.
"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.
The November Tournament was a big success, with 92 players competing in 5 sections, at Pineapple Cove Classical Academy.
Section winners were: Riyann Puppala (K1), Caleb Rodriguez (K3), Arham Shah (K6), Kenji Blakely (K12), Aditya Anil (SE) and Kyle Knapp (SM). Top Team overall was Freedom 7, which took home the Traveling Pawn.
Thank you to everyone at PCCA for hosting the event, and to Vincent Stone, who once again played a 15 board Simultaneous exhibition (giving up one draw) and was the assistant Tournament Director.
The next tournament will be January 25th at Temple Israel in Viera.
I look forward to seeing you all there.
Yours in chess,