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Squares and Stripes

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A scholastic chess tournament at SLU: Shanahan Atrium at Cook Hall. 3800 Lindell Blvd, Saint Louis, 63108. Metered on-street parking is available on Lindell and Spring. There are also 100 free parking spots available first-come, first-serve at the Laclede Garage at 3642 Laclede.


  • Open to students enrolled in elementary, middle or high school in Spring 2017

  • 4 rounds | G/30 | Two Sections:  K-12 U800 Section & K-12 Open Section


  • Reg: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Players arriving after 10:45 might have to miss round 1. 

  • One ½ point bye available if declared before round 1.

  • EF: $5 for existing USCF members if pre-registered by 7/27, $10 at the door

  • Free for new USCF members

  • FREE 1-year USCF membership to all new elementary and middle school students

  • If you/your child attends a school (not charter or independent unless listed in the 2nd group) in one of the following districts*:

    • Saint Louis Public

    • Ferguson/Florissant Public

    • Jennings Public

    • Normandy Schools Collaborative

    • University City Public

  • Or one of the following schools:

    • Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls,

    • Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School 

    • St. Vincent Home 

  • Please enter the discount code provided to you at checkout.

  • Boards, sets & clocks provided, Pencils provided. Notation books provided. Notation booklets can be purchased for $5.

  • Concessions stand will be operating.


  • 4 rounds at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 3 p.m.

  • Award ceremony to follow final round

Prize Fund:

  • Individual and team prizes will be provided for both rated and unrated participants in both sections. 


*Free entry for these schools and school districts generously provided by Emerson, Pettus Foundation, Ascension, St. Louis Philanthropic Organization, Inc., Horncrest Foundation, Lesley A. Waldheim Charitable Foundation, Graybar Foundation, and Ameren Missouri.

July 29th, 2017 from 10:00 AM through  4:00 PM
Current U.S. Chess Member $10.00
Non U.S. Chess Member $0.00