National Capital Area Council - NCAC Akela Chess Classic Scout Tournament

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NCAC Akela Chess Classic Scout Tournament

Event Details

Take on the fun and challenge of playing chess!  The Akela Chess Classic is a five-round chess tournament open to all BSA Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts from age 10 to 20.  Tournament play is in three brackets: age 10-12, age 13-15, and age 16 and up.    

Participants must know the rules of chess as there will be no instruction on site at the tournament.  Tournament play is touch-move, meaning if a player touches a piece he must move it.  Games are at a time limit of one hour. 

Tournament rules are attached as a document to the right.  It is strongly recommended to read the tournament rules before registering.  The rules will also be available on site at the tournament.

Awards:  Each participating Scout receives a custom tournament patch and year rocker.  Trophies/medals will be awarded to first, second, and third place by age bracket.  Multiple awards will be issued for ties.

Fees:  The cost is $25.00 per Scout.

What to bring:  Each Scout is to wear the field uniform and bring a bag lunch – no peanuts or nut products please.  A responsible adult must be on site through the tournament.  Chess sets will be provided so please do not bring one. 


Register early!  Registration will close at 48 registrants, or at the registration deadline of midnight on January 26.



When and Where 

February 2, check in at 8 am.  Rounds are at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm.  Awards at 3:30 pm.

Trinity Presbyterian Church
651 Dranesville Road
Herndon, VA 20170



Peter Snow, Tournament Director,

Roger Claff, Co-Director,


When & Where
Scouts Cheess Tournament
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Saturday 02-02-2019 8:00 AM ET to 4:00 PM ET Past
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