Welcome to the Baltimore Kids Chess League


National Champion!!!

Cahree Myrick, a 7th grader at Roland Park EMS, became the first player from BKCL to win an individual USCF National Champion when he captured the U-1000 section at Supernationals in Nashville in May. Cahree started playing chess as a 1st grader at the Green School and was a BKCL Citywide champion as a 5th grader in 2015.  

Congratulations Cahree!

A Strong Start to the Season

All five BKCL schools that sent teams to the Greater Baltimore  Scholastic Chess tournament on December 16 took home team trophies. This  event is the first "major" scholastic chess tournament of the 2017 -18  season and  featured 229 players from across Maryland and Virginia. Cross Country  EMS, Mount Washington EMS and Baltimore Montessori EMS (photo to the left) all  took first place in their division. The Green School and the Crossroads  School also earned team trophies in their  sections. Amari Bailey of Cross Country was the champion of his  section, while Leo Burnham of Mount Washington, Sawyer Ross of Roland  Park and Naomi Salazar Alvarado of Baltimore Montessori all tied for second in their sections. It was a strong showing by  BKCL players to get the chess season started well.   

Donate to BKCL!

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

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