BCS holds weekly chess tournaments during the academic school year and camp programs, including a large, all-girls tournament. We also facilitate our students’ participation in annual statewide competitions. Our weekly competitions draw up to 100 players, and up to 80 BCS students attend statewide competition attracting over 1,500 competitors. Tournaments provide the motivation that encourages students to master their games. They develop focus and concentration, celebrate wins, learn from losses, and build confidence in their own abilities. Many say that tournaments are their favorite aspect of the program, because it gives them an opportunity to test and showcase their skills in front of teachers, peers and parents.
To read about some important tournament rules, click here
Find out more information about a specific tournament by following the links on the left sidebar. You can also sign up for a current tournament by following the links on the right sidebar on our home page.
Here is the 2013 tournament schedule, January through August:
|Name||Dates||Times||Location||Type of tournament|
|Annual All Girls Quad Tournament||January 12||Saturday, 1pm - 4pm, $25||Berkeley Hillside Elementary||Quad|
|Team Berkeley vs. Team San Ramon/Walnut Creek||March 9||Saturday 1pm - 5pm, $25||Walnut Creek Grace Presbyterian Church||Team|
|End of Year Championship||April 13||Saturday 10am - 5pm, $25||Berkeley Hillside Elementary||K-5 Swiss Championship|
|Walnut Creek Quad||May 11||Saturday 1pm - 4pm, $25||Walnut Creek Grace Presbyterian Church||Quad|
|Summer Camp Championship||August 10||Saturday 10am - 5pm, $25||Berkeley Hillside Elementary||K-12 Swiss Championship|
All tournaments are open to the public except for the End of Year Championship and the Summer Camp Championship. The End of Year Championship is reserved for Berkeley Chess School students only. The Summer Camp Championship is reserved for students who have attended any 2013 summer camp taught by the Berkeley Chess School.
*If you have any questions about tournaments or upcoming tournaments, please email our tournament director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
**dates and locations subject to change