Chess Tournaments

Competition with Chess4Life

Chess tournaments provide students a valuable opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in a competitive and structured setting. Healthy competition is a critical part of development as a chess player, and leads to a more complete and robust understanding of the game of chess. The challenge of a chess tournament for kids, where students compete head to head, not only improves chess skills but also serves as a proving ground in which to acquire important life lessons and experience personal growth.

We offer multiple opportunities throughout the year for students to participate in Elementary State Qualifying Tournaments.

At Chess4Life we work diligently to prepare kids for chess on the competitive stage. Preparing our students mentally is of the utmost importance to us, and we offer personal support to students so that they are not overwhelmed or overly stressed by competition, particularly at higher levels. Through our chess academy we have produced 10 national champions who have gone on to not only excel at the highest levels of the game, but have also grown to be successful, well rounded individuals.

We offer a wide variety of tournaments for all skill levels, goals and ambitions.

Our chess tournament offerings include:

Designed for students that have played in 3 or fewer rated tournaments, these tournaments allow students to learn as they compete. Our staff are on hand to offer guidance and explain tournament rules. It’s a fun, low-stress introduction to tournament competition.


These tournaments involve a group of four chess players matched at similar ability levels. Three individual games of chess are played with each player facing off once against the three other players. The player with the most individual wins wins the Quad.

Chess4Life holds weekly Friday Night Quad Tournaments


We offer Elementary state qualifying tournament for players grades K-6th with an open section for grades K-12. Everyone will play five games (excluding byes due to odd numbers). If a player earns three points, they qualify for the State Elementary Tournament in April. (Registering for the State tournament is still required after qualifying.)