Cincinnati Scholastic Chess

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Cincinnati Scholastic Chess

Important Announcements:

Cincinnati Scholastic Chess has been selected to host the 2018 Ohio Elementary Championships tournament, which will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Embassy Suites in Blue Ash. See the Elementary page for details.

The final 2017-18 Series tournament at Sycamore High School has been moved to March 10. See the CSC Series page for details.

About Cincinnati Scholastic Chess

Since 2007 Cincinnati Scholastic Chess (CSC) has been organizing chess tournaments in the greater Cincinnati area for scholastic players (grades K through 12). The annual CSC Series offers one tournament per month from October through March. Trophy and medal winners from past Series are posted on our Archive page.

Since 2012 CSC has organized the Cincinnati Open, an annual weekend tournament for players of all ages, which is usually played in April. Final results from past Cincinnati Opens are posted on our Archive page.

Cincinnati Scholastic Chess has served as organizer and host for four Ohio state championship events: the 2012 Ohio Elementary Championships held on April 14, 2012, the 2013 Ohio High School and Middle School Championships held on April 13 and 14, 2013, the 2014 Grade Level Championships held on November 22, 2014, and the 2016 Ohio High School and Middle School Championships held on April 23 and 24, 2016. To see the results of these events, click on the event in our Archive.

Cincinnati and other places in Ohio offer a number of other opportunities for tournament competition and other chess activities. On our Other Opportunities for Enjoying Chess page you will find additional information as well as links to other chess sites that might be of interest.

Finally, on our Teachers and Coaches ‎ page we list area chess teachers and coaches for the benefit of those players or their parents who are looking for individual or small group private instruction.

For more information about any of these items, click on the bold blue text or use the navigation bar above to go to the appropriate page.