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

December News

The first Tournament of the NEW YEAR is the Kings & Queens Tournament

Date:      Saturday January 24th, 2015 

Time:      First round starts promptly at 9:00 am

Place:     Temple Israel

                7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940 

November News

Thank you to the 114 players and their families who came to the Viera Charter School to compete in the October Brouhaha. The tournament was a big success despite the traffic problems.
Thank you to the host school for a great event. The next tournament will be November 22nd in Melbourne Village..


The winner of the Traveling Pawn (again) was West Melbourne School for Science.


October News

We got off to a good start to the 2014-15 Space Coast Scholastic Chess season last Saturday, with 114 players competing in 5 sections.  The new Scholastic Masters section was a success, and most people got out about two hours earlier than in the past. I hope that everyone was reasonably happy with the event, and I will continue to try to improve it. The results have been uploaded and are now on the USCF website. The next SCSC tournament will be October 25th at Viera Charter School.



Unfortunately, I will not be able to offer chess memberships (or renewals) anymore at the tournaments. Recent changes by the USCF have made the "aged based" pricing tricky and more expensive. Additionally I no longer receive an Affiliate credit, so I can't offer a reduced cost membership. Everyone will have to sign up (or renew) at prior to attending any future tournaments.


Congratulations to the West Melbourne School for Science for winning the giant travelling pawn at the Fall Fracas Tournament!


June News

We would like to take a moment to give a special shout out and thank you to Scott & Linda Langford who lead the league so well for the past 5 years!

Chris Bortzner has agreed to take their place as tournament director starting next season. This is a big job, so, let‘s all step-up and help support Chris and the league.

Also, thank you Matt Cobb for taking all these great pictures. To see more pictures from the tournament - please click here!

 See more pictures taken by Coach Chris - please click here! 

Here is the tournament schedule for the 2014-2015 season

  • Sept. 27st Southwest Middle School
  • October 25th Viera Charter School 
  • November 22nd Melbourne Village Hall 
  • January 24th Temple Israel of Brevard
  • February 21st Viera Charter School 
  • March 14th Central Middle School
  • April 11th TBD
  • Mary 2nd Holy Trinity Academy, Lower Campus


"First Tournament is Free"-

Back by popular demand! In an effort to encourage "new" players to participate in tournaments, all first time unrated players will not have to pay their first tournament fee (typically $15).

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 pre-register by the Friday before the tournament to play in the first round. Walk-ins will get a first round bye. 


Important Information for players that have pre-registered but can’t come to the tournament-
We realize that “things” come up or happen and sometimes a player has pre-registered for a tournament but can’t come. Please read the information below about what to do if this happens.

A day or more before the tournament- If you are unable to attend the tournament and it is a day or more before the tournament please email the tournament director at so he can withdraw the player.
On the morning of the tournament- If on the morning of the tournament, a player is unable to attend please call your school chess coach or another player from your school and try to get the message to the tournament director. The player will be withdrawn and not paired.  When a player is a "no show" the other player that he/she is paired with does not get to play the first round and has to wait 30 minutes before they can claim a win by forfeit.

Typically we do not have internet access at the tournament site so the T.D. can't check the email at the tournament site. Email is checked at 7 am before the T.D. leaves for the tournament site- so if you can notify us by 7 am or earlier by email we can withdraw the player. 


As we all know playing chess builds character and develops life skills – so if you know of someone who might be interested please bring them along with you to our next tournament!

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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 $15/year.

 If anyone is interested, please register and assign Guardianship to  ( so he will activate their account and collect the fee.  


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