Cincinnati Scholastic Chess

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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.

Although CSC was originated for the purpose of promoting scholastic chess in the Cincinnati area, its activity is not limited to scholastics. In 2012 CSC revived the defunct Cincinnati Open, an annual weekend tournament for players of all ages, and has run it every spring since then. Final results from past Cincinnati Opens are posted on our Archive page. Also, over Labor Day weekend in 2018 CSC will host the 74th Ohio Chess Congress. For details about this event, visit our Congress page.

Cincinnati Scholastic Chess has hosted five Ohio state championship events:

  • 2012 Ohio Elementary Championships
  • 2013 Ohio High School and Middle School Championships
  • 2014 Grade Level Championships
  • 2016 Ohio High School and Middle School Championships
  • 2018 Ohio Elementary Championships

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 page you will find additional information about these opportunities and links to other chess sites that might be of interest, as well as a list of chess teachers/coaches for the benefit of those players and their parents who are looking for individual or small group private instruction.