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Welcome to the SCCA Scholastic Chess wiki

South Carolina Chess Association (SCCA) is the state affiliate of US Chess Federation (USCF)

Beginner, casual, or tournament chess people are ALL welcome here !

Also join us on facebook group "Chess for scholastics in South Carolina"

Chess is BOOMING in South Carolina....say YES to CHESS and be part of it !!


March 6 saw 22 NEW PLAYERS, including 15 elementary, compete in their FIRST USCF TOURNAMENT EVER !!!  

2010 South Carolina CHAMPIONSHIP Scholatic Tournament - MARCH 6

Results of ALL players - http://www.scchess.org/tables/scholastic/2010.htm

March 20 - Greenwood - non-USCF Fun-n-Free Scholastic K-12 Open Chess Tournament


April 10 - Edgefield - USCF  & non-USCF Merriwether Mavericks Scholastic Chess Open

Try your skills against a Master! April 10


April 20 - Columbia - USCF SCCA Scholstic Grand Prix - http://www.scchess.org/calendar/scholastic_grand_prix.html

May 1 - Greenville - Upstate Catholic School Tournament

May 7,8,9 - Atlanta, GA - USCF 2010 Burt Lerner National Elementary (K-6) Championship - http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2010/elem/

Summer chess camps, details coming soon....


2008  Scholastic Spotlight 2010

2010 TOP RATED SC PLAYERS by grade 2010


1.Young Bobby FIscher & 2.Young Susan Polgar & 3.Young Josh Waitzkin & 4.Young Maurice Ashley

For more information on chess activity in South Carolina go to SCCA web site - http://www.scchess.org/  

For more information on chess activity in all states go to USCF web site - http://www.uschess.org


"Fortune favours the prepared mind"


This site is a resource for schools, organizers, teachers, supporters and players to establish and grow chess for scholastics.  Reference - SC Schools With Chess & Resources For School and Chess Club Organizers


“Chess is recognized as the ultimate game and is not simply a game but a learning tool for the development of the mind, and just happens to be in the form of a game. How fortunate we all are to have an easy method of exercising and developing much deeper thought processes in our minds while also amusing the simpler side of our nature.” - www.chess-poster.com


USCF Certified Chess Coach Program - go to SideBar at right - Coaches and Instructors in South Carolina

MESSAGE BOARD >> http://www.scchess.org/messages/messages.htm 


Chess Scholarships

To join the US Chess Federation



  Learn About Chess Tournaments

SCCA Calendar of Tournaments:  http://www.scchess.org/calendar/calendar.htm

NEWS - player - club - tournament - NEWS

Grand Prix updates and standings


The elite Denker and Polgar Tournaments !


In 2009, South Carolina was represented by...

  • Kristen Snowdeal, traveled to Texas Tech University (TTU) campus in Lubbock, TX @ Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls (SPNI)
  • Daniel Dodds, traveled to the U.S. Open in Indianapolis, IN @ Denker Tournament of High School Champions

In 2010, the Denker Tournament of High School Champions will be held in Irvine, CA on July 31 to August 3.

In 2010, the Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls (SPNI)  will likely be held in Lubock, TX July / August

Student representatives are from the annual SC Scholastic Championship. Top finishing High School player will receive funding assistance towards the Denker Tournament.  Top finishing female participant (preferably from the High School section) will receive funding assistance towards the Polgar Tournament.

RESULTS: 2009 South Carolina Scholastic Championships


 For the uninitiated, how much do you really know about chess?

..or why chess is better than video games !!

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National Chess Day - October 9


2010 Nationals

2010 PRESIDENT’S CUP (The Final Four of College Chess) - 4/9/10-4/11/10 - TX

Junior High – Apr. 9,10,11 - Minneapolis, MN

Senior High – Apr. 16,17,18 - Columbus, OH

Elementary (K-6) – May 7,8,9 - Atlanta, GA

K-12 Championship – Dec. 10,11,12 - Lake Buena Vista, FL 


2013 Nationals

SUPERNATIONALS V (date to be announced) Nashville, TN


THE COMPLETE USCF SCHOLASTIC SCHEDULE "THE NATIONALS" - http://main.uschess.org/content/view/7569/131/

USCF National Scholastic Chess Tournament Regulations


This site is also for planning, organizing, and coordinating state and local scholastic chess efforts and activates.


Join us identifing challenges to establishing and growing more scholastic chess in South Carolina. 

We need your ideas, your energy, and your experience to join ours. 

Join us defining goals for this year and beyond.


The history of chess in South Carolina is rich ( see http://www.scchess.org/history/history.htm ) and has been fortunate in the creation of the SCCA (South Carolina Chess Association) which was due in large part to the efforts of Mr. Elmer B. Hallman of Spartanburg.  A resolution adopted at the association's 1926 organizational meeting noted that Mr. Hallman "by the exercise of his energy, tact, enthusiasm and zeal, brought about such interest, in South Carolina, in the game of chess as to make a State Chess Association a possibility. . . ."


Please support the SCCA's scholastic chess with the same energy, tact, enthusiasm and zeal.  The actions of today shape the future of tomorrow.


THANK YOU for visiting and for knowing the value of chess !


If you are interested in being more involved in South Carolina scholastic chess, you've come to the right place.  Contact me anytime. 

Mike Games


South Carolina Chess Association Scholastic Coordinator

Greenwood, SC 29649-8992

864-389-1180 (anytime)


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