Welcome to the Baltimore Kids Chess League



2019 State Champions!!!

  The Baltimore Kids Chess League had a strong showing at the 2019  Maryland Scholastic Chess Championships.   BKCL teams won 2 divisions at States. Baltimore Montessori Public Charter took  top honors  in the Elementary School U1000 section with Jerome Brown leading the way as the K-5 U1000 State Champion.   


2019 State Champions!!!

 Hampstead Hill Academy captured the Middle School U600 section with first year coach Julie Gochar.  


BKCL 2018 Citywide Champions


Elementary - Roland Park EMS

Middle - Cross Country EMS

High School - BARD HS


BKCL Collects at 2018 USCF Nationals!!!

The Baltimore Kids Chess League sent 3 teams to the USCF 2018 National   K-9 Chess Championships in Atlanta. All 3 of these teams returned to  Baltimore with hard earned team trophies. Roland Park EMS took 6th place  in  the u1000 section of 36 teams while Baltimore Montessori Public Charter  tied for 9th in the u750 section of 44 teams and Mt. Washington EMS  finished 18th in the u750 section of 44 teams. Two BKCL players earned  individual trophies - Adam Pennington, a 7th grader  at Baltimore Montessori, tied for 4th place in a section of 286 players  while Alan Guchemand, an 8th grader at Mount Washington, tied for 10th  place out of 230 players. Once again the Baltimore Kids Chess League had  the best results of any program from Maryland  at Nationals. 

Donate to BKCL!

Donate easily by specifying BKCL as your United Way fund recipient  - combined charities code  2712. You can also donate via Paypal, or check.  Your generous contribution will fund a new team or send a BCPS student to Nationals!

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