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This is the New Mexico Scholastic Chess page, a collection of information about scholastic chess around the state.



The 2017 state championships are under way: K-12 (qualifier) and K-9 have already taken place and K-6 is coming up. More info at the State Championships page.

2017 tournament results:

  • Priyav Chandna, an eleventh grader from United World College in Montezuma, tied with Asher Nathan, a sixth grader from Rio Grande Elementary in Santa Fe, for the NM K-12 Chess Championship.
  • Sophia Moore (grade 8) of Camino Real Middle School in Las Cruces won the 2017 NM girls chess championship with a perfect 4-0 score.
  • Asher Nathan of Rio Grande Elementary in Santa Fe wins K-6 Championship.
  • Marcelo Tohen of Escuela del Sol Montessori in Albuquerque and Carson Kaczmarek of the Acton Academy in Las Cruces tie for the K-3 Championship.

State Championships page.


You can also see the list of winners of the state champions..

The following organizations put on a variety of scholastic chess events around the state:

Another useful link to have handy is the New Mexico Chess Organization (NMCO) web site.