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Philadelphia, PA 19130
Philadelphia Scholastic Chess League
Philadelphia Scholastic Chess League
Congratulations to the Philadelphia Scholastic Chess League Quarterfinalists! After 10 intense weeks of divisional chess competition, high school, middle school, and elementary school teams will compete in the quarterfinal round for a chance to move on to the semi-finals on February 24th at the University Of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Teams that succeed at the semi-final round will advance to the championship game on March 10th at Citizens Bank Park. 69 teams began the season in October, but only 3 can be crowned Philadelphia chess champions!
High School Chess League Quarterfinalist
1. Engineering and Science High School
2. Girard College High School
3. Academy at Palumbo
4. Masterman High School
5. George Washington High School
6. Walter D. Palmer Leaderships Learning Partners Charter High School
7. Northeast High School
8. Overbrook High School
Middle School Chess League Quarterfinalist
1. Blankenburg Middle School
2. Masterman Middle School
3. Hostos Charter School
4. Baldi Middle School
5. Steel Middle School
6. Leidy Middle School
7. Girard College Middle School
8. Gideon Middle School
Elementary School Chess League Semi-finalist
1. Blankenburg Elementary School
2. J.B. Kelly Elementary
3. Gideon Elementary School
4. Steel Elementary
The Philadelphia Scholastic Chess League is coordinated by ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships (www.phillyasap.org) and is made up of nearly 70 charter and public school teams at the elementary, middle and high school levels that compete weekly for the city’s chess championship! Check back here to follow your schools progress through the tough competition, and be sure to check back in February when Philadelphia’s Chess Champions will be crowned!
The Philadelphia Scholastic Chess League consists of charter and public elementary, middle and high schools that compete weekly in teams of 5 for the Philadelphia chess championship. The PSCL combines the values of teamwork and challenge of competition with the behavioral and academic benefits of chess. To join the Scholastic Chess League please contact Windsor Jordan at 215-545-272 ext. 18 or email@example.com by September 30th, 2010.
High School Schedule Middle School Schedule Elementary School Schedule
Week 1: 10/12 10/27 10/21
Week 2: 10/19 11/10 11/4
Week3: 10/26 12/1 11/18
Week 4: 11/9 12/15 12/2
Week: 5 11/16 1/5 1/6
Week 6: 11/30
Week 7: 12/7
Week 8: 12/14
Week 9: 1/4
Week 10: 1/11
SCHEDULE NOTES: High schools play on Tuesdays; Middle schools play on Wednesdays; and Elementary schools play on Thursdays. Elementary and middle school teams will play two matches per meet. Qualifying teams compete in playoff matches in February.
Chess League Commitments:
Chess League Incentives:
· For school district employees who lead or support a team in the chess league, ASAP will provide 14 hours of extra-curricular compensation at no cost to the school. These 14 hours of extra-curricular compensation are in addition to the 24 hours of extra-curricular compensation school district employed chess club leaders are eligible for leading a chess club.
· ASAP will operate a chess league website (www.philachess.com/pscl/PSCLHome.html) to keep track of individual school and student performance in the league.
· ASAP will provide bus transportation for all middle and elementary league matches using a School District approved provider, Philly Transportation (2905 Abbotsford Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19129215-842-1222).
· ASAP will organize the Philadelphia Scholastic Chess League Playoffs for qualifying teams. Venues for the playoffs have included Citizens Bank Park, UPENN Anthropology and Archaeological Museum, and the School District Building.
· ASAP will sponsor the top performers of the league at the PA State Chess Championships to be held in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in March. Sponsorship includes transportation, hotel accommodations, and entry fee to the tournament.
· Top performing teams in the Chess League will be invited to attend the Eagles Youth Partnership Chess Tournament at Lincoln Financial Field. The special all-day tournament includes visits from Eagles players, a simultaneous match vs. a chess master, and an award ceremony in the Eagles locker room!
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