Sat, Apr 15|
Scholastic Chess Tournament
Join us on Saturday, April 15, 2023 for the Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian’s Scholastic Chess Tournament! K-3 Unrated K-5 Unrated K-8 Unrated K-12 Unrated U800 Rated (all ages welcome) OPEN Rated (all ages welcome)
Time & Location
Apr 15, 2023, 10:00 AM – Apr 16, 2023, 3:00 PM
Meridian, 403 22nd Ave, Meridian, MS 39301, USA
About the event
Join us on Saturday, April 15, 2023 for the Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian’s Scholastic Chess Tournament!
Since school and community chess programs have been created and revitalized, the 1500-year-old game has seen a resurgence in Mississippi. These tournaments are an important opportunity for children in Mississippi to exercise not only their skills but self-confidence. A growing body of research indicates that playing chess improves students’ problem-solving and critical thinking skills, which directly translates to their math, science, and reading scores.
- K-3 Unrated
- K-5 Unrated
- K-8 Unrated
- K-12 Unrated
- U800 Rated (all ages welcome)
- OPEN Rated (all ages welcome)
- $20 Entry Fee for Tournament Participants (For both MCM Members & Non-Members)
- $5 for Each Accompanying Adult/Child (Free for MCM Members)
- All entry fees include access to all museum exhibits for the day
Pre-registration is recommended & appreciated. Check-in and on-site registration will be available from 9 AM – 10 AM. Walk-ins on Saturday are welcome!
First Round starts at 10:30 AM
- Everyone will play in 5 Swiss-paired, G/25+5. No eliminations.
- Chess sets (board/pieces/clocks) will be provided for use during the tournament.
- Trophies will be awarded to the Top 3 players in each division.
If you have questions regarding the tournament or need more information, please e-mail BethThrasher@MSscholasticChess.org or call/text 601.941.5153.
Additional information also available at www.MSscholasticChess.org
Museum Activities from 10am – 3pm Include:
- Design a woven chess board
- Create a pop art chess picture
- 3D pattern play blocks
- Magnetic building tiles
- Garden games
- Grab a bite or treat from D& T Grill and Snow Biz