The game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it, so as to become habits, ready on all occasions.  
                                                                                                                                    -- Benjamin Franklin (1779)

Harborside Chess Tournament

Recent News

  • Kenosha Chess Celebrates a "No School Chess Tournament" with Harborside Academy The Kenosha Chess Association partnered with local KUSD charter school Harborside Academy and several local businesses  to offer students a chance to have fun and work their brain on a day off from school on October 30, 2015.  The tournament was a great success, with forty-eight students participating from twenty different schools (including home school students).  All grades were represented from first through twelth grade, with one brave first grade player.  The players generally played in sections based on their grades, with separate sections and prizes for K-2, K-5, K-8 and K-12.  Numerous prizes and awards were given out to the participants, including twelve individual trophies, six team trophies, five sportsmanship prizes, and seven runner ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2015, 6:05 PM by Allan C
  • Kenosha Celebrates National Chess Day 2015 The Kenosha Chess Association recently celebrated National Chess Day on October 17th with the Kenosha Public Library.  The program for the day was designed to provide "something for everyone".  Free chess instruction was provided from 10 am to noon, with several beginners learning how the pieces moved, and more experienced players learning about openings, strategy and tactics.  With strong publicity by both the library and the Kenosha Chess Association, we had a great turnout with approximately 75-80 people participating throughout the day.  Sponsored by the Kenosha Public Library and the Kenosha Chess Association, the activities were free to all participants.The highlight of the day was local girls chess champion Anupama Rajendra playing a Simultaneous Chess Exhibition.  Anupama played ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2015, 8:19 PM by Allan C
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Upcoming Events:

Sep 30 - Chess Day at the Kenosha Southwest Library. 
10 am Chess Lessons
12 pm Simul
2 pm tournament

Oct 4 - Chess at the Kenosha Southwest Library 6:30 pm

Oct 10 Chess & Cookies at the Antioch Public Library 6:30 pm

Oct 18 - Chess at the Kenosha Southwest Library 6:30 pm

Oct 24 Chess "Meet Up" at Panera Bread in Kenosha 6:30 pm


Nov 1 - Chess at the Kenosha Southwest Library 6:30 pm


Nov 14 Chess & Cookies at the Antioch Public Library 6:30 pm

Nov 15 - Chess at the Kenosha Southwest Library 6:30 pm

Nov 18 - Chess tournament for grades K-12 (tentative)

Nov 21 Chess "Meet Up" at Panera Bread in Kenosha 6:30 pm

Nov 28 Chess "Meet Up" at Panera Bread in Kenosha 6:30 pm

Dec 2 - Chess tournament for grades K-12 (tentative)

Dec 6 - Chess at the Kenosha Southwest Library 6:30 pm

Dec 12 Chess & Cookies at the Antioch Public Library 6:30 pm

Dec 20 - Chess at the Kenosha Southwest Library 6:30 pm

Dec 26 Chess "Meet Up" at Panera Bread in Kenosha 6:30 pm