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Upcoming Tournaments and Events
  • Rockford Chess Challenge - Fall 2015 - likely Sacred Heart Academy at Ken-Rock Community center
  • Rockford Chess Challenge - Winter 2016 - likely RESA)
  • Rockford Chess Challenge - Spring 2016 - (no host) (click here to find out how your school can host)
Other tournament calendars:     Illinois - Wisconsin - USCF - ICCA - Freeport - Dekalb -


There is a new face for
Rockford Scholastic Chess!

Chuck Beach - Moving on!

My wife Michele and I are moving out of state. It is with much fondness, sadness, and wonderful memories that I must leave the Rockford Scholastic community. The Rockford-area scholastic chess scene is the gem of northern Illinois. We have terrific chess clubs, a great tournament tradition, and, of course, simple the best kids in all of chessdom. We will miss it all, especially the wonderful people united to make a positive difference in the lives of kids through chess.

Ryan Miller - Stepping up!

Ryan Miller is the chess coach at Haskell Academy. When he heard that Rockford Chess Challenge and the Rockford Scholastic Chess program might be shut down, he immediately volunteered to make sure it continued.  Way to go, Ryan!

But it is not an easy task and he could use help from the chess community. (That would be you, reader of this page)

--> Know web mastering? This web site will need a new care taker. Contact Ryan if you can help.

--> Can you help with the Chess Challenge, as a judge, TD, or organizer? Contact Ryan to discuss.

Contact Ryan.Miller@rockfordchess.org

Watch for transitions!

The full transition will take some time. This web site probably will not change until there is a new web master.

Chuck Beach

Ryan Miller