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January Tournament Roundup by Bill Feldman

De La Salle Institute of Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood hosted the third CCF tournament of the 2017-2018 school year, attracting 393 players January 13.  This was the third-largest CCF / YCFC event in the combined 20-plus year history — and represented 29 players more than the December 2016 De La Salle tournament held in even colder[…]

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December Tournament Roundup by Bill Feldman

Attracting nearly 300 players, CCF held its second tournament of the 2017-2018 season December 16 at Washington High School in the far southeast of Chicago. Approximately 1400 students attend Washington High, located in a well-maintained residential district several hundred yards from the Indiana border. For Skinner North Classical, the 20-mile drive was well-worth the effort[…]

new free coaching tools from CCF and ICA

Coaching Tools Made by CCF & ICA

CCF and the Illinois Chess Association have worked together in recent months on three new products designed to explain the fundamentals of youth chess coaching. The coaching tools are aimed at making the process of organizing youth chess teams easier and more fun. Both groups are committed to building new chess clubs and strengthening those that[…]

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“Rook, Rattle & Roll” Campaign Launches, Bringing Chess to Chicago Schools.

Chicago – November 14, 2015: The Chicago Chess Foundation (CCF) announced today the launch of, “Rook, Rattle & Roll,” a new program to provide grants to resource-strained Chicago schools seeking to build competitive chess programs.   “Chicago’s scholastic chess environment really lags behind other major cities. While we see enthusiasm for chess, we don’t see[…]