Let's play Chess

September 2018

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.
Coach Chris can get you the membership for only $20/year.
If anyone is interested, please register and assign Guardianship to  (
chris@spacecoastchess.org) so he will activate their account and collect the fee.

August 2018

The 2018-2019 Space Coast Scholastic Chess season kicks off its 18th season at Temple Israel in Viera.

The schedule for the rest of the school season is posted in the Tournament Dates section of this website.

We are still in need of additional playing sites. Please contact Kristine Stone with suggestions or to volunteer to host.

I look forward to seeing everyone again for another great year of scholastic chess!

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!

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