2024 National Middle School (K–8) Championship

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Calling all strategic minds from kindergarten through 8th grade! Are you ready to put your chess skills to the test on a national stage? It’s time to unleash your inner chess grandmaster and prepare for the 2024 National Middle School (K–8) Championship held in Atlanta, Georgia!

This electrifying three-day competition (May 10th–12th) offers the ultimate challenge for aspiring chess champions. Here’s what awaits you:

  • 7-Round Swiss Tournament: Compete in a 7-round Swiss system, ensuring you face players of similar skill levels throughout the competition.
  • Multiple Skill Sections: Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out, find the perfect section for your skill level with divisions for K-8 Championship, K-8 Under 1700, K-8 Under 1400, K-8 Under 1100, K-8 Under 900, K-8 Under 700, and K-8 Unrated.
  • Sharpen Your Skills: Gain valuable experience in a competitive yet enriching environment, playing multiple games against top players across the country.
  • Rise to the Top: Compete for national ranking and recognition amongst your peers. The top finishers in each section will be crowned champions!

Tournament Details:

  • Time Control: Each player has 90 minutes to complete the game, with a 10-second grace period added after each move (Game/90 d10).
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street, NE

For more information about the 2024 National Middle School (K–8) Championship, click here.

Registration Information:

Withdrawal and Refund Policy:

A withdrawal requested by email no later than April 20th, or in person at Chess Control no later than 11 a.m. local time on April 21st, will be refunded 100% of the entry fee.


  • Opening ceremony: Fri. 12:45 pm.
  • Rounds start at:
    • Fri. 1 pm-6 pm
    • Sat. 9 am-1:30 pm-6 pm
    • Sun. 9 am-1:30 pm
  • Awards Ceremony: Sunday 6:00 pm (approximately)

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