Cincinnati Scholastic Chess

Inviting you to enjoy the king of games in the Queen City

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.

When virtually all over-the-board play was suspended in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CSC ventured into the world of online chess, hosting its first series of online tournaments in May 2020. For further information about our online activities, visit our CSC Online 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 ran it every spring since then until 2019. The covid-19 pandemic compelled the cancellation of the Open in 2020, and in 2021 it was played in a modified format as quads. Our intention and hope is that the Open will return in its usual format on April 1-3, 2022 (details will be published soon on this website). Final results from past Cincinnati Opens are posted on our Archive  page. CSC also hosted the 74th Ohio Chess Congress over Labor Day weekend in 2018, and in August 2021 we help promote the return to in-person play by conduct our first ever Summer OTB tournaments for players of all ages.

Cincinnati Scholastic Chess will be hosting the 2021 Ohio Grade Level Championships on November 6, 2021. We have hosted six previous 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
  • 2019 Grade Level 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.

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