Welcome to Polk Scholastic Chess and the final tournament for the academic year 2015-16!
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization offering an extracurricular activity open to all students of Polk County, Florida enrolled in Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, including home-schooled students. We exist to encourage academic growth through the game of chess. PSC has been committed since over 25
years to encouraging academic growth through the game of chess
chess tournaments for all Polk County public schools and is supported by the
Polk County School Board. Every year, around 600 kids participate in the
tournaments from the entire Polk County, Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade, making
it the largest scholastic chess tournament in the State of Florida.
March 2016 Championship Tournment: Polk Scholastic Chess would like to congratulate all players for their interest and love of the game they have demonstrated through the entire season.The students always pushed on playing every game the hardest they could. We would also like to congratulate Ms. Simon Gable (Bartow IB), for winning the senior scholarship.
None of this could have happened if the parents, volunteers and coaches weren’t committed, so hats off to them all for their support our mission. Also, our special thanks to all of our chief guests this season, Mr. John Miller (Curriculum Specialist, Accelerated Programs at Polk County School Board), Mrs. Hazel Sellers (currently serving her fourth four-year term on the School Board of Polk County), Dr. Brenda Hardman (Principal, International Baccalaureate Bartow), and Mrs. Trish Pfeiffer, Vice Mayor, City of Bartow.
Venue for the next season (2016-17):
In the 2016-2017 academic year, the Polk Scholastic Chess tournaments
will be conducted at the Bartow Civic Center. The dates for the
tournaments will be:
- October 8th, 2016
- December 3rd, 2016
- January 14th, 2017
- February 4th, 2017
- March 11th, 2017
Click here for the Bartow Civic Center map
Bartow Civic Center
2250 S Floral Ave, Bartow, FL 33830
More information on the Civic Center and facilities will be
posted on our site near the start of the new academic year.