Chess-playing students in grades second through eighth - whether at an area elementary school or homeschooled -- have been invited to participate in the 13th Annual TPS Elementary Chess Tournament that will be held on Saturday, April 30.

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.

If students missed the April 15 deadline to turn in completed registration forms, they can still participate by paying $5 at the door. 

For information, here is everything a student needs to know about the event: 2016 TPS Elementary Chess Tournament RegistrationSchedule and Details; Tournament Rules

The tournament was founded 13 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.