Cincinnati Scholastic Chess

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

Series Venue Information

(Listed Alphabetically)

Fairfield High School
Lakota West High School
Loveland Middle School
Princeton High School
Sycamore High School
Walnut Hills High School

FAIRFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

8800 Holden Boulevard Fairfield, OH 45014

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DIRECTIONS

From I-275 exit north onto Ohio Highway 4, Springfield Pike (Exit 41, becomes Dixie Highway) toward Hamilton/Fairfield. Proceed 3.4 miles to Berk Boulevard. Turn right onto Berk Boulevard and proceed .2 of a  mile. Berk Boulevard becomes Holden Boulevard at the intersection with N. Gilmore Road/Port Union Road. Fairfield High School is on the left side of Holden Boulevard just north of this intersection. Enter the building through the Performing Arts Center entrance.

FOOD AVAILABILITY

Fairfield High School is .2 of a mile north of the intersection of Dixie Highway and Berk Boulevard. At that intersection is a White Castle. On Dixie Highway within a half mile west of the intersection is a United Dairy Farmers, Starbucks (both on the north side) and a Penn Station (on the south side across from Jungle Jim’s).
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LAKOTA WEST HIGH SCHOOL

8940 Union Centre Boulevard West Chester, OH 45069

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DIRECTIONS

From I-75 take Union Center Boulevard (Exit 19) toward Fairfield. Proceed 1.3 miles on Union Center Boulevard. Lakota West High School will be on the right. Enter the high school property from Union Centre Boulevard. Enter the building from the east end (the “back door” at the opposite end of the building from the main parking lot off Union Center Blvd). There is ample parking at the east end of the building.

FOOD AVAILABILITY

North of the high school about one block on Union Centre Boulevard is Bruster’s/Nathans. South of the school on Union Centre Boulevard are McDonald’s, Qdoba, Chipotle and Quizno’s.
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LOVELAND MIDDLE SCHOOL

801 S. Lebanon Road Loveland, OH 45140

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DIRECTIONS

From I-275, take the Loveland/Indian Hill Exit (Exit 52). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left (north) onto Loveland-Madeira Road. Go approximately 0.8 mile to the traffic light at Lebanon Road and turn left. Continue on Lebanon Road for approximately 0.5 mile. Loveland Middle School will be on your right. (Note that the Middle School and Intermediate School are right next to each other–they appear to be a single building). If you park in front of the building, enter the indicated doors (“Enter here for chess”), and proceed down the main hallway to the cafeteria. There is much more parking behind the building; if you park here, enter the indicated doors (“Enter here for chess”), and enter the cafeteria.

FOOD AVAILABILITY

There are several places to get food on Loveland-Madeira Road. To get to Loveland-Madeira Road from the school, go south on Lebanon Road until it ends at the traffic light at Loveland-Madeira Road. Turn left (north) to go to United Dairy Farmers, McDonald’s, Marco’s pizza, and La Rosa’s. Turn right (south) to go to Wendy’s, Arby’s and Subway.
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PRINCETON HIGH SCHOOL

100 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246

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DIRECTIONS

Take I-75 to the Sharon Road exit (exit 15, the first exit south of I-275), and exit west onto Sharon Road. Turn right onto the first street, Chester Road. Princeton High School is on the west side of Chester Road (on your left). Go .4 of a mile to Lippelman Road (just past the school) and turn left, then turn left again into the school parking lot. Park either in the visitor parking area near the main entrance (the “loop”) or in the lot to the east of the building before you get to the “loop.” Enter the building through door 30.

FOOD AVAILABILITY

For fast food vendors off the Princeton campus, exit the parking lot onto Lippelman toward Chester Road. Turn left onto Chester Road and proceed north .7 of a mile to Kemper Road. Turn left onto Kemper Road and you will find, within a half mile, the following vendors (in alphabetical order): Long John Silver, McDonald’s, Penn Station, Subway, Taco Bell and Wendy’s.

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SYCAMORE HIGH SCHOOL

7400 Cornell Road Montgomery, OH 45242

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DIRECTIONS

From I-275  exit north onto Montgomery Road (Exit 50), go 0.3 of a mile, turn left (west) on Cornell Road, and go 1.0 mile. The school will be on the right. After entering the high school property from Cornell Road, follow the drive around the east parking lot and past the school’s main entrance to the northwest entrance. The northwest parking lot is on the right, across the drive from the northwest entrance. Enter the building through the northwest entrance and proceed straight ahead down the hall.

FOOD AVAILABILITY

Several eating options are located one mile west of the school on Cornell Road, between Wood and Kenwood Roads and include the following food vendors: Arby’s, Skyline Chili, Subway, Ho’s Diner, and Decent Deli.
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WALNUT HILLS HIGH SCHOOL

3250 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207

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DIRECTIONS

To get to Walnut Hills High School from I-71, take Exit 5 to Dana Avenue, go west on Dana Avenue six blocks to Montgomery Road/Route 22,  and turn left (south) onto Montgomery Road. You can then approach the school from either the west or the east.

To approach from the west: From Montgomery Road turn right onto Jonathan Avenue (immediately after crossing I-71). Follow Jonathan Avenue around the north side of the high school campus to Sulsar Avenue, and turn left onto Sulsar. Note that Sulsar Avenue is one-way running in the direction from Jonathan Avenue at the north end to Gilbert Avenue at the south end. There is parking all along Sulsar Avenue on both sides. Note: If you park on Sulsar Avenue, you will need to climb some steps to enter the high school.

To approach from the east: Continue on Montgomery Road past Jonathan Avenue a little farther to Blair Avenue, then turn right onto Blair Avenue. Follow Blair Avenue until it ends at the high school. There is some parking around the circle at that point and also a parking lot to your right as you approach the circle.

Enter the high school through either the west or east main entrance (under the rotunda dome). Registration and check-in will be in the main hall where you enter. From there you will be directed downstairs (one flight of stairs) to the cafeteria, which will serve as our skittles area. The playing rooms will be down the hall from the cafeteria.

FOOD AVAILABILITY

As in 2018 our host, Will Shaw, will have pizza available for sale to players and parents.  Vending machines are also be available, and attendees may bring food with them. There are no offsite food options conveniently located near Walnut Hills High School.
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