organizes and directs chess tournaments throughout the year
range from novice
tournaments to the highly competitive Knights Quest series.
Many of our weekend tournaments are open to all children,
not just those participating in our school-based programs.
provide students the opportunity to demonstrate the skills
they have learned while building their confidence.
Tournaments motivate and encourage players to expect nothing
less than mastery of the subject from themselves. In doing
so, players develop their focus and concentration, deal with
winning and losing in a safe environment, and experience the
dynamics of teamwork. Thanks
to generous sponsors, some of our tournaments are offered
free of charge to competitors.
our Summer Camp Program we operate multi-day chess camps
throughout the Chicagoland area during school breaks. The
camp days are typically 6 - 8 hours long but many camps also
offer a half-day option.
Camps offer students the opportunity to learn in-depth with
same level while having a fun time. Activities include
simultaneous exhibitions, study
famous games of Grandmasters, and students are awarded
Wright College Camp 2010
Lake Zurich Camp 2010
Programs brings the benefits of chess to local libraries,
community centers, and other locations by utilizing chess as
a teaching tool to improve children’s’ academic performance
and develop positive life skills in safe social setting that
is ideal for the full realization of chess’ educational and
Future goals for the outreach program to to have Chicago
High School students participating in our Apprenticeship
Program teaching chess throughout Chicago at local
Renaissance Knights has partnered
with the City of Chicago to provide chess activities as part
of The Taste of Chicago, Mayor Daley's Holiday Sports
Festival, and at other festivals. We also have
partnered with The African Festival of the Arts, Chicago Toy
Festival, Six Corners Association and
many more community organizations.