Scholastic Kick Off Oct. 25

October 7th, 2014

Charleston Scholastic Kick Off

Chess Tournament

Saturday October 25

9:15-9:45am Registration/Check In

10:00am Tournament Begins

Bughouse side tournament at 3:00*

Location: Pinckney Elementary Cafeteria, 3300 Thomas Cario Blvd,Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466

Cost: $10 if registered by 10/20; $15 for registration after 10/20

Bughouse entry: $2 by 10/20: $5 after 10/20

USCF Membership Required: All participants MUST have a valid USCF card. Please go to & click join/renew. Temporary memberships available (see registration form).

Sections: K-5th grade with a USCF rating under 400

K-6th grade with a USCF rating under 800

K-12th grade with any USCF rating

Tournament Details:

4 Rounds in 3 Sections (Game time: 30 minutes)

Trophies to top 3 in each section

Trophy to top unrated player in K-5, top Under 600 in K-6, top under 800 in K-12

Swiss System; G30 (each player has 30 min)

The tournament will last up to 5 hours

Many players will be finished by 2:30.

Parents may watch quietly from specified sections.

Please remember to bring lunch & snacks!

*Team requests are encouraged (not necessary) but subject to TD approval. Start time may vary; we’ll begin once main event is completed

Questions? Contact [email protected] or 843-991-1116

Scholastic Kick Off Tournament Registration Form

Player’s Name _______________________________


Phone _____________________ Email _______________________

School _______________________ Grade: _______________________

Division: □K-5th Under 400 USCF rating □K-6th Under 800 USCF rating □K-12th Open

USCF ID # (unless playing in unrated)_________________EXP Date_________

□YES, I need a temporary USCF membership. (Add $8 for ages 12 and under; $10 for 13&up)

□YES I’d like to play in the bughouse side event

Mail form & entry fee to:

Charleston Scholastic Chess, 835 Hale St., Charleston SC 29412

1st Charleston Scholastic Chess Team Tournament (K-8), Saturday, July 26th

July 13th, 2014

Click on the link below to see flyer:

Charleston Scholastic Team Tournament ver2

Folloween Scholastic Nov 9th

September 20th, 2013


Folloween Scholastic Chess Tournament

Nov. 9th  at   11:30 a.m.

Location: Montessori Community School

2122 Wood Avenue, Charleston, SC 29414

Cost: $10 to enter

Tournament Details:

  • USCF Rated
  • 3 Rounds in 3 Sections*
  • K-2 Under 350, K-6 Under 500, K-12 Open
  • Trophies to top 3 in each section
  • Game time: 30 minutes*
  • Swiss System

 The tournament will last up to 4 hours.  Many players will be finished by 2:30.

Parents may watch quietly from specified sections.

Please remember to bring lunch & snacks!

*Number of rounds and game duration may be subject to slight alterations depending on section size.


Contact Stephen @ [email protected] or 843-991-1116

August 10th “Make a Difference III”

July 31st, 2013

The formally cancelled “Make a Difference III” tournament has been rescheduled for August 10, 2013.  Click on the following link to view the details:

Make a Difference III

8th Patrick D. Hart Memorial Scholastic

December 16th, 2012

February 16, 2013

4SS, G/30. Holiday Inn Express, 120 Holiday Dr., Summerville, SC 29483(New Venue).

EF: $20 if rec’d by 2/13/13;$25 at site. USCF & SCCA memberships req’d. OSA.

Trophies to 1st, 2nd & 3rd plus free 1yr USCF memberships to 1st(& ties) in each section

Reg.: 8-9:30am. Rds.: 10am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm.

In four USCF rated sections: K-3, K-5, K-8 &K-12 (Sections may be combined for pairing purposes, if necessary.) Special Non-rated Beginners section.

4 rds, G/30 Open to beginning players. No USCF membership req’d.

EF: $15 Prize for top finisher/s – free 1 yr USCF membership.

Adv. Ent: Charleston Chess Club c/o David Y. Causey,741 Dragoon Dr., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

December 16th, 2012

39th Snowstorm Special

February 16-17, 2013

5SS, 30/90, SD/1 t/d 5 (Rd. 1 G/90 t/d 5),

New Venue: Holiday Inn Express,
120 Holiday Drive, Summerville, SC 29483

Prize Fund: Open Section – $1000 b/30 ($500 Gtd.) U1400 Section – $250 b/15($125Gtd.)
Open Section Prizes: $400-200, u2000-200, u1700-200

U1400 Section Prizes: $175-75

EF:$50 for Open Section if rec’d by 2/13, $60 at site, $25 re-entry

EF: $25 for U1400 Section; USCF & SCCA req’d, OSA both sections

Schedule: Reg.- Sat. 8-9am Rd. 1: 10am, 2pm, 8pm, Sun. 9am, 2:30pm

Half pt. byes: avail. all rds., must commit before Rd. 2 for Rds. 4&5 (irrevocable)

HR: $85 (mention “Charleston CC”) reserve by Jan. 15, 2013 (843-875-3300)

Other info: Free entry to Masters and above($50 deducted from any winnings)

Info/Reg/Pmt: Charleston Chess Club c/o David Y.Causey, 741 Dragoon Dr., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Upcoming Tournaments for South Carolina

October 19th, 2012

To see the most recent “Tournament Life Announcements” for S.C., click on the following link:

Upcoming Tournaments for South Carolina

Game 75 Quads Fund Raiser

April 26th, 2012

Charleston Chess Club

Game 75 Quads Fund Raiser

For Park Circle Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall

When:  Saturday, May 19, 2012

Where:  Park Circle Presbyterian Church, 4701 Park Place at West Durant Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29406

Format will be Game 75 Quads based on attendance.  Quads that have all USCF members will be rated.

Registration:  8:00am – 9:00am

Rounds:  9:30am, 12:45pm, 3:30pm

We are asking for a minimum donation of $10.00, but more will be welcomed to help defray the cost of our hosts for allowing us to utilize their facility on a weekly basis throughout the year.

All players are welcome to play in order to support our event.

Even if you cannot play, any donation would be appreciated to help our cause!

Elections and Club Championship

April 3rd, 2012

The election of club officers will be held on April 4th during our weekly meeting.  Our club championship will begin the following week, April 11th.

Don’t forget to bring $5 to join or re-new your club membership!

*Results of Annual Meeting Elections:  Pres. – Stephen Welt, V-Pres. – Dennis Dawley, Sec. – Ian Morton, Treas. – David Causey

Congratulations for winning  another term in office!

38th Snowstorm Special, Feb. 11-12, 2012

February 3rd, 2012

The 38th Snowstorm Special will be held begining Saturday, February 11, 2012, with rounds 1-3 that day and rounds 4-5 on Sunday.  This is a change from past Snowstorm’s, but actually it reverts back to the original format in the early years.  In a effort to reduce entry fee costs for our players, but still maintain the same class prizes of $100, we have gone to the 2 day schedule by reducing the cost of the meeting room by one day.  We encourage all of our local players to not miss the opportunity to play in a weekend tournament in their home area, thus saving on hotel and travel costs.  Early registration at the lower $50 entry fee is available until Wednesday, Feb. 8, and if you cannot get it in the mail before then, just stop by our club meeting that night and you can still register for the lower rate.  USCF and SCCA membership is required for play.  If your USCF membership has expired, you can renew online at “”, but if you just need a SCCA membership, you can join or renew at registration.  SCCA memberships are just $10 a year for adults and $5 a year for juniors under 19 years of age.

Our annual Snowstorm Special is considered a “heritage” event by the USCF, having been held for more than 25 years.  It is our premier tournament in Charleston and is proud to have not only strong International Masters as winners, but also some of our best local players.  This year’s tournament has been tailored more towards the “class” player, since it does not offer grand prix points to attract touring masters, but instead focuses on giving the class players a chance to win either a place prize or a class prize.  For those that have not played in awhile, dust off that set and clock, confirm your USCF membership, and get your entry fee in so that you can “capture the glory” once again with your “over-the-board” chess prowess!

The site for this year’s tournament is the same as in the past few years, the Best Western Plus Downtown near the corner of Spring St. and Lockwood Blvd.  Parking is free and there are many eateries nearby, including a restaurant in the hotel.  We look forward to seeing our regular tournament players, but are always encouraged by those that show up and support our tournament as their lone annual tournament.  Newcomers are welcome and we will help with the details of joining all the required associations so that you can become a rated tournament player. 

The tournament announcement details can be viewed by clicking on “Upcoming Tournaments” on the right side of the home page.  Any questions can be sent to David Causey (email:[email protected]).

Looking forward to seeing all our players!