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Welcome to Polk Scholastic Chess! Registration for 2016-17 Season has commenced!

 Polk Scholastic Chess Tournament

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

PSC organizes 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, 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.





Our Sponsors, Supporters and Affiliates
We want to thank our generous sponsors for making this event possible and for showing their commitment to our mission.

New York Life

Arvind N. Shah, LUTCF
Jay A. Shah, MBA, LUTCF
New York Life Ins. Co.
(863) 294-8761
(407) 999-0366


 Rupal Shah
  (863) 660-9408
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Law Offices of
Maria C. Gallo, P.A.

415 East Main Street
Suite 212, Bartow, FL 33830
Tel: 863-534-3430
Fax: 888-391-3430


Sonny Chauhan
Holiday Inn Express
Hotel and Suites
1565 North Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830

Carol Sherron SPHR
Executive Director
Huntington Learning Center
6655 S Florida Ave Ste 5
Lakeland, Florida 33813


Polk County School Board
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