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  • Baltimore City Chess Project is an after-school chess program formed in 2003 in partnership with the Abell Foundation and the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS). The core of the Project is the development of after-school chess clubs in Baltimore City Public Schools. 
  • BCPSS schools elect each year to participate in our program. The annual student enrollment is typically 700 or more. Schools that wish to participate have identified a Chess Coach, agree to a minimum enrollment of 10 students, and hold club meetings of at least 20 times per year. Teams are provided free admission to BKCL chess tournaments. They have the option of attending United States Chess Federation (USCF) tournaments if their students and teams qualify; BKCL supports USCF student memberships and entry fees to those tournaments. Chess Coaches receive training and instructional materials and supplies through BKCL. 
  • BKCL Chess Tournaments are held periodically throughout the academic year to give kids the experience of playing in a competitive, yet friendly environment and test out their newly developed chess skills. To encourage broad based participation, most tournaments are held on Saturday mornings and admission is typically free for BCPSS students. 
  • Since 2007, BKCL has sponsored qualified schools to participate in the Maryland State Chess Championship and in national scholastic championship tournaments. In 2014-15, BKCL sent 5 teams, the most ever, to participate in two different national tournaments located in Columbus, OH, and Louisville, KY. Not only have our teams have continued to earn top team and individual honors, but the experience of traveling to another US city to meet like-minded students from all over the country is unparalleled.




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