Our tournaments are held for students who currently attend Baltimore City Schools and whose school is a BKCL member. BKCL typically hosts 4 tournaments each year, two novice and two citywide. Coaches of the chess clubs must register students. Registration deadlines occur on the Thursday before each Saturday tournament.
2018 Schedule - Novice #1 1/6/18 Novice #2 3/3/18
The novice tournaments are typically held in January and March. Students are eligible for these novice tournaments if they have played less than 2 chess tournments, have never won a chess trophy, and have a USCF rating less than 250.
2018 Schedule - MS/HS 4/21/18 ES TBA
The citywide tournaments are held in April for middle and high school students, and in May for elementary school students. Dates are posted on this website in the Fall of each school year.
These tournaments are sponsored and run by the Maryland Chess Association. Anyone can enter these tournaments. For more information go to www.mdchess.org
MCA @ Roland Park 11/04/17
The first BKCL sponsored MCA tournament of the season.
ES @ Poly 03/25/18 MS/HS @ Roland Park 03/17/18
State Championships for selected teams.
These tournaments are sponsored by the US Chess Federation. For more information go to www.uschess.com
05/11/18 @ Nashville
04/06/18 @ Atlanta
04/27/18 @ Columbus