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SCI Team State Finals!

The Scholastic Chess of Indiana Team State Finals will be on Saturday, March 25th. For those attending the event, remember that Hammond is on Central time, so please plan accordingly.  Teams should arrive at Morton High School (GOOGLE MAP) no later…

Team Regionals

Good luck to all the Bloomington players that will participate in the upcoming 2017 SCI Team Regional tournaments in Indy (University Elementary)  and Terre Haute (Binford Elementary and Childs Elementary). The kids are in good hands with coaches Bobby Goddin…

Common Tournament Questions

Source: Chess Start Parents should expect to console their children when they lose and encourage good sportsmanship regardless of the results. Children play chess best when they are not surging with adrenaline (or sugar) and when they know that their primary…

The Black King

by Juan José Arreola. Translated by Elise Dorn. J’ay aux eschés joué devant Amours. Charles d’Orléans I am the dark, widower, inconsolable who sacrificed his last rook to bring a female pawn to the seventh rank, in front of the…

What to Expect at a Scholastic Tournament

Source: http://www.chessstart.org/TournamentInformation.html If you’re a parent taking a child to their first chess tournament, it’s likely to be a confusing experience – certainly for you, and possibly for your child as well. There’s a lot of information presented, as well as…