Club Calendar

Club Activity Schedule - September through April
Alpine School

Helen Morgan School
Mohawk Avenue School

Sparta Middle School
Sparta High School
Pope John High School

Wednesdays before school (8 a.m.) in the Cafeteria
(Kindergarteners welcome!)

Thursdays after school in the Library
Fridays after school in the Auditorium
Tuesdays after school in Room 271
Wednesdays after school in the MRC
Mondays after school in the Library
All levels of experience are welcome.
For more information, ObscureMyEmail to contact Club Supervisor/Coach Thomas Murray.

Tournament Schedule

There are many tournaments throughout the year where scholastic chess players can participate. Many of these are for students only, but some are open to everyone including adults (usually with some separation by rating level). Following is a list of tournaments (dates are subject to change) during the upcoming year, where several players from the Sparta area will be attending. Always check that an event is being held before going. All club members are encouraged to participate in these tournaments. The US Chess Federation runs sanctioned tournaments where a player becomes nationally ranked. Details can be found at the U.S. Chess Federation web site.

The club maintains an active tournament schedule and plans to participate in the following events. The details will be provided in through Club emails.

2nd Sat. in October





National Chess Day, Lake Mohawk Boardwalk
……. Sparta High School vs. Pope John
……. Sparta Middle School vs. Sparta Middle School
……. Helen Morgan vs. Mohawk/Alpine
Sparta Fall Tournament, Sparta Middle School
Greater Pocono Scholastic Chess Championship PMEHS, PA
NJ Grade Level Championship, Lincroft, NJ

Mid Atlantic Regionals, Baltimore, MD

NJ Primary/Elementary/Middle School, Lincroft, NJ
NJ High School Championships, Scotch Plains, NJ

High School Nationals
Sparta Spring Tournament, Sparta Middle School
K-8 Nationals *
Northwest NJ Scholastic at SCCC, Newton, NJ
* club stipend provided for attendance. Sparta Chess Team members have priority.

High School Interscholastic Match Schedule

Details announced on the Sparta High School Chess Club Page.