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Virtual Chess Tournament

Virtual Chess Tournament
David Madison
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Virtual Chess Tournament

For all Scouts!

We are excited to announce the Virtual Boy Scouts of America Chess Tournament. Go the Online Chess Tournament Page to get more details & register. In the meantime, please review "Learn How to Read & Write Chess". Click on the link below to download a pdf copy. We strongly recommend that you have previous chess knowledge & experience.

Learn How to Read & Write Chess

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with ChessKid, to put on a virtual chess tournament for our council. ChessKid is an online tool that teaches young people how to play chess in a way that is fun and safe. Thank you to the Saint Louis Chess Club for their generous donation to make this possible.

We are also excited to announce the Crazy Chess Set Competition. This is a virtual unit activity. Which unit can create the craziest, most unique-looking chess set?

All you need to make your own chess set are the following materials:

  • a printer
  • printer paper or cardstock (8.5x11" or 11x17")
  • cardboard or foam board
  • a pair of scissors
  • decorating materials (paint, etc.)
  • your creativity!

Click on the link below to get the cutouts:

Chess Set Pieces Cutouts

Simply cut the paper or cardstock. Trace the design on cardboard or foam board. Cut the pieces out. Paint or decorate and assemble the interlocking pieces. No glue required! Send your photos and/or videos to Thomas Yang at thomas.yang@scouting.org for a chance to be featured on our social media. Winners will be announced May 4th!

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