Scholastic State Chamipionships

It's 2018 state championship season!

You can register for the 2017/2018 state championships

In 2017 a new rule was introduced that 3 of 8 Players can Qualify for the K-12 Championship at Regional Tournaments. Please see this document which explains the procedure. The qualifier tournaments will be listed in the calendar - at this time (2017-12-04) no regional qualifiers have been scheduled yet.

Starting January 15th you can register for the 2017/2018 state championships

Every year we organize the state scholastic chess championships. This year (2018) the championships will be at the following locations and dates:

  • The K-12 tournament will be Saturday, February 17 at the B. F. Young Professional Center in Santa Fe.
  • The K-9 tournament will be Saturday, March 3 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
  • The K-6 tournament will be Sunday, April 8 at the Wyndham Hotel in Albuquerque.
  • view the flyer
  • Rules for the Denker, Polgar and Barber tournaments
  • view Martin Cooper's abbreviated rules
  • Part of our effort in organizing the state championships is to select New Mexico's representatives to the Denker Tournament of High School Champions and the Susan Polgar National Invitational Tournament or the USCF National Girls' Invitational Tournament. Click here to view the 2017 document which describes how New Mexico selects the participants for these national scholastic tournaments.

    Archives: history of state championships

    You can also see the history of the state championships.

    And we archive here the NMSCO constitution and bylaws.