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Back-to-School Bash

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A scholastic chess tournament at Dixon Student Center at Lindenwood University, Belleville, IL 62226. Visitor parking spaces are designated for people who are not students or employees of Lindenwood University.


  • Open to students enrolled in elementary, middle or high school in fall 2017
  • 4 rounds | G/30 |
  • 2 sections: K-6, U800 and K-12, Open


  • 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 9/21, $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

  • 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. 


  • 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 sections.

*Free entry for these schools and school districts generously provided by Emerson, Ascension, Horncrest Foundation, Lesley A. Waldheim Charitable Foundation, and Graybar Foundation.

September 23rd, 2017 from 11:00 AM through  4:00 PM
Lindenwood University - Belleville
2600 W Main St,
Belleville, IL 62226
United States
Current U.S. Chess Member $10.00
Non U.S. Chess Member $0.00