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Check it Out chess tournament


Join us at the Check It Out Chess Tournament.

Each year the district hosts a chess competition in which students, K-12 take part. This tournament is a great way to prepare many of our students for other local and national chess competitions. 
Saturday, March 5, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pillsbury Elementary School
2250 Garfield Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55418
This fun and casual chess tournament is for players of all levels and includes lunch for participants and families.
Individual and Team trophies for grade sections:
  • K-3
  • 4-6
  • 7-12 
8:30 – 9 a.m.          Check-in for players and families
9:15 – 12:15 p.m.       Chess matches begin
12:15 – 1 p.m.       Lunch for players and families
3:15 – 4 p.m.          Awards Ceremony
Also, at the Check It Out Tournament:
  • Fun Chess games for the family
  • Check It Out Tournament T-Shirt for participants
  • Chess sets for families (limited to first 100 on day of)
  • Gold Membership to
  • Chess instruction throughout the day
I'm really new to chess. Should I go to this tournament?
Absolutely! Check It Out is often a student's first tournament. We will have folks on hand to help players (and families) learn more about rules and strategy so they can improve.
Do I need to bring my own chess set?
No, chess sets will be provided for tournament play.
Do I need to notate or write down my moves?
No, notation is not required. But if you want to learn how to do it, we'll teach you!
Are you really offering a free Gold membership to
Yes! Gold memberships provide more resources than the free version. will allow students to continue to learn chess at their own pace.