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Scholastic Tournaments

2023-2024 Scholastic Grand Prix (Seven Tournaments) - Tentative
  • Halloween Havoc - October 21st, 2023 (Metro Academic and Classical High School) 

  • Turkey Tango - November 18th, 2023 (Central Visual and Performing Arts High School)

  • Snowflake Classic - December 16th, 2023

  • Blizzard Bowl - January 20th, 2024

  • Chess Carnival - February 17th, 2024 (Location - TBD)

  • Mound City Classic - March 30th, 2024 (Location - TBD)

  • Spring Fever - April 27th, 2024 (Location - TBD)

All Dates are subject to change until final locations are selected. Please check back for updates.


2023-2024 Grand Prix Rules


The Saint Louis Chess Club hosts a series of Grand Prix Tournaments for students during each school year. From September through March, students play for individual and team trophies during monthly Swiss-system tournaments. Over the course of seven tournaments, players and teams compete for season prizes and trophies.


Each event offers three sections for ages K-12 and all skill levels – Introductory Quads; K-6 Open; and K-12 Open. 

Free US Chess membership for all new to tournaments. Ten-dollar entry for each event. Free entry for students of SLPS, Ferg-Flor, Jennings, and East St. Louis Schools.



Photos may be taken at these tournaments by a STLCC photographer and used for marketing purposes.