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Cincinnati Scholastic Chess

Cincinnati Scholastic Chess Fundraiser — June 17, 2017

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Cincinnati Scholastic Chess is hosting a Texas Hold-’Em fundraiser poker tournament on Saturday, June 17, 2017 to help defray the costs of its scholastic chess activities and keep entry fees low. All tournament proceeds for the evening will be split 50/50 between the poker tournament payouts and the 2017-18 scholastic chess series. The tournament will be held at 5598 Glen Willow, Mason, OH 45040 beginning at 8:30 pm.

  • Buy-in is $60 until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, June 14.
  • Buy-in is $80 after 11:59 pm on Wednesday, June 14, online until noon on Saturday, June 17 or onsite from 8:00 pm until 8:30 pm.
  • Re-buys are permitted at $30 each until the first break.
  • An optional add-on of chips will be available one time only at the first break.
  • A 50/50 drawing will also be held separately from the poker tournament.
  • Snacks and soft drinks will be provided; players can BYOB if they choose.

Enjoy poker but can’t make the fundraiser? Any individual who is unable to play in the fundraiser may buy in to sponsor a seat for another player and will share that player’s poker winnings, if any, 50/50. Anyone sponsoring a seat has the option to designate a particular individual to play in the tournament. If no individual is designated, Cincinnati Scholastic Chess will attempt to find a proxy player to use the sponsorship. If no player is designated or found, or if the sponsored player does not play in the tournament, the sponsorship will be treated as a donation.

Poker not your thing, but you’d still like to support Cincinnati Scholastic Chess? Click on the link below to donate $20, $30 or $50 to Cincinnati Scholastic Chess. Donations will not be commingled with poker buy-ins but will apply entirely to supporting Cincinnati Scholastic Chess. Please note that Cincinnati Scholastic Chess is not registered as a not-for-profit organization, and therefore donations are not tax deductible.

If you have any questions, please contact Keith Brackenridge by phone/text at 513-312-4543 or by email at

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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.