Mississippi Children's Museum

Event Info

National Chess Day Tournament

Join MCM as we celebrate National Chess Day for Kindergarten-12th grade! This 1,500 year-old game has seen a resurgence in Mississippi this year and brought new life to children as they realize their potential through this strategic and challenging game.

Register on site beginning at 9:00 am for one of four divisions: K-3, K-5, K-8, K-12 (K-8 & K-12 sections are USCF Rated) on October 12. Current USCF Membership is required in K-8 and K-12 divisions.

Registration is $15 for Tournament Participants and $5 for each accompanying adult/child. All entry fees include access to the museum exhibits for the day!

Check-in and on-site registration will be available from 9:00 am – 10:00 am and the first Round starts at 10:30 am. Every participant will play in 5 Swiss-paired, game-in-30 rounds with no eliminations. Chess sets (board/pieces/clocks) will be provided for use during the tournament and trophies to be awarded to the Top 3 players in each division.

If you have questions regarding the tournament or need more information, please e-mail:  or call 901.651.8799