Second through eighth graders from all area elementary schools, plus homeschooled students, have been invited to participate in the 12th Annual TPS Elementary Chess Tournament that will be held this Saturday, April 18.

The tournament, to be held at Beverly Elementary at 3548 S. Detroit, will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. (with check-in starting at 8:30 a.m.). There will be participation prizes, as well as the awarding of individual and team trophies.

More than 100 students are already registered for the event. If students missed the registration deadline, they can pay $5 at the door to participate or can register online at

The tournament was founded 12 years ago by the chess clubs at Beverly and Whittier elementary schools as a way for students to advance their chess skills while having fun. 

Posted on April 14, 2015