How it Works
We have an array of tournaments for students to participate in. Each winter, schools get the opportunity to participate in a Tournament Practice. This allows students to get a feel for a tournament environment without the intensity of fighting for a spot at State.
Regional Tournaments then happen often between February and March, where a team of up to 10 students get to work to earn a spot at the State Tournament in April. We often host several other tournaments in the spring that are open to all students, such as the Girls Play Chess tournament to celebrate our female and female identifying students, and the City of Portland tournament.
All of these tournaments will be held at local schools, except for the state tournament, which will be held at the Expo center. All tournaments (with the exception of the State Tournament) will be on weekends so your kids won’t have to worry about missing school. They typically run from about 8am to 2pm.
Registration is always available ahead of time. Schools that are not Chess for Success partners can still participate in our tournaments; please be prepared to pay a small registration fee if you are not a partner school.
Please contact your coach for registration of regional tournaments. Other registration can be done on our website.