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2023 PowerChess Utah State Scholastic Chess Championship

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Copperview Recreation Center

8446 South Harrison Street (300 W)

Midvale, UT 84047

This championship is the perfect opportunity for chess students to put to test the skills they have learned this semester in their PowerChess Programs!


Register today for the Early Bird discount price of $30.00! This discount lasts until 11:59 PM on April 14, 2023. Afterward the registration fee is $40.00. Registration closes at 8:30 AM on Saturday, May 6th.

*A US Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required to participate in this tournament. The US Chess Federation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and the governing body for all major chess tournaments hosted in the United States. PowerChess does not receive compensation for your USCF membership, but your student’s membership is required for us to officially rate the tournament. Click HERE to register for a youth USCF membership.

How to help your child have an enjoyable and successful tournament experience


If your child loves playing chess and understands the rules of the game, they likely are ready to play in their first tournament!
Here are some tips to help your child have the most enjoyable time at the upcoming championship:

  • Review with your child the basic tournament chess rules such as Touch Move, how to use a chess clock, being quiet during gameplay, and how to read a pairing sheet.
  • Help them learn the basic checkmating patterns such as the Queen and King Checkmate, Rook Roller checkmate, Rook and King Checkmate, and Helper Checkmates.
  • Review the common mistakes made with rules such as castling, en passant, and stalemate.
  • Understand how to avoid the four-move checkmate.
  • Learn how to take notation to study so they can study a chess game after it ends.
  • Don’t make your child’s first over-the-board chess tournament the state championship! Sign up for one of the PowerChess Monthly tournaments to give your child experience playing in over-the-board tournaments.

(Sources: chess.com and power-chess.com. Click HERE to read the full article from chess.com and HERE to read the full article from power-chess.com).

Students are taught all of these critical tournament skills through the PowerChess Program and by working through the lessons with their premium chesskid.com membership (included in the PowerChess Program)! By the end of the semester in May, your child will have these skills mastered and ready to play in a local tournament!

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