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Canadian Chess Challenge

The Canadian Chess Challenge is the national scholastic chess tournament for grades 1 to 12. At the national chess tournament, provincial representatives in each grade from across Canada play to be crowned the national champion for their grade. The first Chess Challenge was held in 1989.

Manitoba Qualification

Qualification for the national chess tournament happens at the Manitoba Provincial Chess Championships. This year, the Provincial tournament for grades 1 to 12 is being held on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at the University of Manitoba, University Center, Multi-Purpose Room (room #210). At these Provincial championships, students will play to determine who will represent Manitoba at the national level for each grade.

The Canadian Chess Challenge is open to any student from Manitoba (new or experienced) in grades 1 to 12. Registration is done on-line.

The winners in each grade at the Manitoba Provincial tournament will qualify for the national Chess Challenge during the May long weekend of 2024.

Manitoba Provincial Chess Championships - Grades 1 to 12 (played by grade)

Date: March 17, 2024

Location: University of Manitoba, University Center, Multi-Purpose Room #210 - 65 Chancellors Circle, Winnipeg, MB

Registration fee early bird on or before March 3, 2024: $30.00

Regular registration fee: $40.00

The event will be capped at 250 entries.