February 26 & 27, 2019

What: 8-game chess tournament for elementary school students.
Participants play only against others in the same grade

When: Tuesday, February 26 or Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 9:45 am until about 2:00 pm.
Choose which day for your school when you register.

Where: Ciociaro Club, 3745 North Talbot Road, Oldcastle

Cost: $12 per player

T-shirts: Are not included in the entry fee... order directly from the screen-printer

Prizes: Players are divided into groups of about 16, called sections.

Gold medal for first in your section
Silver medal for second in your section
Bronze medal for third in your section
Every player receives a participation award

Scoring: 1 point for a win, a half point for a draw or unplayed game

Gold and Silver medal winners at the Chess Challenge qualify for the playoffs on April 7
Winners at the playoffs are invited to play in the Ontario Youth Chess Championships

Registration: Pre-registration essential. Deadline for entering player names is February 15th, but if you wait till the last minute we may be full.
Online registration

Lunch: This is an all-day event. Snack bars will be open, or players can bring a lunch.

Any questions? E-mail us at

kathleen [AT] chesschallenge [DOT] info