{YEL!} in-person (aka “over the board”) chess tournaments are for all levels of students.  Beginners, intermediate, and advanced students can join.  Divisions are broken up by grades: K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6+.  Most tournaments average 100+ participants, but some are smaller.  Pizza, snacks, and beverages are included for paid participants.

Chess Tournament – Johnston, IA

Event Phone: (952) 314-1176


  • November 20, 2021
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Test your mettle against the best chess players throughout the metro area!  Each participant will play SIX GAMES OF TOURNAMENT CHESS! This is a fantastic opportunity for students to match up their skills against players of similar age and skill level.  Sign up today to take on the best! For more answers to your questions, (more…)

Holiday Chess Tournament – Minnetonka

Event Phone: (952) 314-1176


  • December 4, 2021
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Grades K-5 Get your zugzwang on and test your mettle against the best chess players in the metro area! You will play six rounds of tournament chess against players of similar age and skill level. Fee includes: Pizza, snacks, beverages, six rounds of play and all awards. Team Trophy: Schools must have at least four players from (more…)