Organized by local scholastic chess organization Rockford Chess and directed by Rock River Chess, the Rockford Chess Challenge is an unrated chess tournament for students in grades K-12 in the Rock River area. Students are divided into 4 sections by grade and play friendly competition as a way to introduce players to the excitement of competitive chess.
Host schools earn a portion of every registration, making the Rockford Chess Challenge a great way to raise funds for scholastic chess programs!
2021-2022 RCC dates and locations:
All 21-22 events will be at the Ken Rock Community Center, 625 Adams St, Rockford, IL 61107
Saturday, November 6th, 2021 - Ken Rock Community Center - Register by clicking here
Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 - Ken Rock Community Center - Register by clicking here
Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 - Ken Rock Community Center - Register by clicking here
Saturday, May 21st, 2022 - Ken Rock Community Center - Register by clicking here
The next Rockford Chess Challenge is on Saturday, November 6th, 2022
hosted by Ken Rock Community Center, 625 Adams St, Rockford, IL 61107
Check-In from 7:45 am – 8:45am
5 Rounds of G25/d5 - First matches start at 9:15am, subsequent rounds start as soon as possible
Any player who has not checked-in by 8:45am will be dropped from the competition
All players play all 5 rounds with an anticipated end time of 3:00pm
Awards to top players in each section, other awards may be given depending on registrations
Players must play in their appropriate section, but may "play-up" if they choose / Players may not change sections once games have begun
Students must be supervised by a parent or coach at all times
Teams must enter at least 5 players to qualify for team awards.
Limited to first 200 registrants
Pre-Registration – $15 per player / ALL late and on-site registrations will be $20
All registrations are non-refundable
Send questions to Jeff.Doubek@RockfordChess.com