Evanston Scholastic Chess
- Written by Maret Thorpe Maret Thorpe
Evanston Scholastic Chess is a group of parents and volunteers who lead and organize school-based chess clubs in Evanston. Collectively, we serve students at 18 different public and private schools in grades K-8 in Evanston.
Each club is independently organized and run. As a group, Evanston Scholastic Chess:
- Conducts four K-8 chess tournaments a year between the months of November and April. At our tournaments, children compete in age- and ability-based groups. These events are ideal for young Evanston chess players who want to try out the tournament experience. The tournaments are not USCF rated.
- Take turns hosting “Summer Chess at the Library,” a community program held at the Main Branch of the Evanston Public Library.
- Host an email list that Evanston Chess coaches, leaders and volunteers can use to share resources, plans and best practices.