In-Person Tournaments

Purchased by the parents or guardians of school children.

In-Person Tournaments are a big deal. They’re fun. They’re exciting. They give every participant bragging rights. Seriously, how many people can say they’ve participated in a live chess tournament?

Our in-person tournaments are open to elementary students of all ability levels. They are Swiss Tournament format, which means that players will face opponents who are closest to their skill level, ensuring that every round is a challenge that will keep them on their toes. And the best part? There are no eliminations! That’s right – every player gets to play every round, giving them plenty of chances to show off their chess skills.

Games are timed using a chess clock, adding to the excitement and making each move more crucial than ever. And of course, there are amazing prizes awarded to the winners!

CIC regularly runs two types of in-person tournaments: The Full Day and The Half Day.

Half Day

Get ready for a thrilling afternoon of chess! Half Day Tournaments generally run from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, feature 5 rounds of Swiss Tournament play, and offer snacks throughout the afternoon.

Full Day

Full Day Tournaments generally take place on school PD Days. They run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, feature 7 rounds of Swiss Tournament play, and provide lunch and snacks throughout the day.

If you would like CIC to run a Tournament or Event for you or your group, we’d love to hear from you.

Other Events

From time to time, CIC puts on other events for its students and community. These range from exhibitions of the Giant Chess Set (it’s awesome fun) to parent information seminars. See below for details.

Upcoming Tournaments and Events

Want CIC to host an in-person tournament? Contact us