The U.S. Chess Center is pleased to offer a new season of the Elementary Team League (ETL). Since the League began over 20 years ago, thousands of elementary schoolchildren have taken part. Participating provides the students with tournament chess experience and builds the confidence that helps them represent their schools in competitions like the state and national championships.
The ETL is a fun competition that takes place on several Saturdays at 1:30 pm from November through March. In the league, schools send teams of four players to compete against other teams of four players in friendly matches. Students may each volunteer to play one time per school year (and sometimes more, but we try to give as many students an opportunity to participate as possible). Participation is free and open to Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) students enrolled in one of our in-person after school chess clubs. If your child would like to take part in the Elementary Team League, please reach out to their chess club instructor.
Matches are held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church – Tysons Corner, 7628 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043 (Map).