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Sat, Sep 30


403 22nd Ave

Scholastic Chess Tournament

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Scholastic Chess Tournament
Scholastic Chess Tournament

Time & Location

Sep 30, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

403 22nd Ave, 403 22nd Ave, Meridian, MS 39301, USA

About the event

Join us on Saturday, September 30, 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
  • K-5
  • K-8
  • K-12
  • U600
  • U1000
  • OPEN
  • $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
  • All entry fees increase by $5 for day-of registrants

Pre-registration is recommended & appreciated. Check-in and on-site registration will be available from 9 AM – 10 AM. Online Registration closes on Sept. 27. Walk-ins on Saturday are welcome if capacity allows!


First Round starts at 10:30 AM 

  • Unrated: 5 Rounds SS, G/25+5 (No Eliminations)
  • Rated: 4 Rounds SS, G/30, D10 (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.
  • Trophies will be awarded to the Top 3 Players in each Division
  • Tiebreaks for 1st place will be decided by 2 games of G/5+0 Playoff or Armageddon if necessary.

If you have questions regarding the tournament or need more information, please e-mail or call/text 601.941.5153.

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