Chess Tournament

PS 107’s first annual chess tournament is being held on Monday, June 25, from 3:30 – 6:30 on the 4th floor.

The chess tournament is open to all PS 107 students whether they are in Afterschool* or not. This non-rated tournament is a great opportunity for kids to experience a chess tournament in a familiar and relaxed setting. The tournament is free to all PS 107 students and there is a online sign up sheet. Please be advised that due to time and space restraints we are limiting the tournament to 50 PS 107 students only—sorry no siblings or friends from other schools.  Please use the online sign up below to register your child and volunteer yourself to help – we need at least 10 adults to make this happen.

We will have three categories of players: Beginners, Intermediates, Advanced. Please refer to the guidelines below in deciding which category best reflects your child’s playing level and ability. The Tournament Director will ultimately place the children in the categories but this gives us an idea for planning, numbers, etc.

Beginner Players should be able to do the following:

• Properly move all of the chess pieces

• Understand pawn promotion

• Understand Check and the ways to get out of check (move, block, capture)

• Understand Checkmate

Intermediate Players should:

• Be able to mate with a King and Queen

• Be able to mate with a King and Rook

• Know how to achieve and stop “Scholar’s Mate” (the “four-move mate”)

• Be able to solve “mate-in-one” chess puzzles

Advanced Players should also:

• Have a basic understanding of chess strategy including opening play

• Have a basic understanding of chess tactics including pins, forks, skewers

• Have a sense of how to mate with a King and 2 Bishops

• Know how to record the moves of a chess game


So click on the above link to sign up and a BIG THANKS to PSACC (aka Afterschool*) for giving us the time and space to hold the tournament.

If you have any questions please contact Michael Reyes at