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Kansas Scholastic
Chess Association




  2021-2022 Schedule

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Congratulations to all our KSCA State Players!!

NEXT Tournament:

~April 30 KSCA Girls State



On-line Tournaments at

Players need to be part of the KSCA Club to join the tournament ~ If you need an invitation, please complete the KSCA On-Line Chess Form



KSCA 2021-2022 Challenge 

(as presented at the 2021 KSCA Chess Championships March 2021 & Coaches Meeting by President Buddy Derfelt)


NEW ~ Monthly Coaches Chat!!!

New & Returning Coaches Info update Google Form

Please complete if you are new or your information has changed since state.

NEXT Coaches Chat: March 12 at State

Via Zoom ~ Link will be emailed to all current coaches and board members

If coaches have agenda items for us to discuss, please email


Would you like to host State in 2024?

Click for the Bid Form (coming soon)

Get your Bid in by March 1, 2023


2021- 2022 Officers

President ~ Lori Greenfield

Executive Vice President ~ Ryan Hizey

Secretary ~ Maria Garcia

Treasurer ~ Tim McVey

KSCA Executive Director ~ Ryan Hizey     Email:


Want to Support KSCA ~ Consider making a Donation

2021 KSCA Final Results are in!!

K-3 & K-5 Results       ~       K-8 & K-12 Results

Congratulations Champions

206 players at 2021 State

Denker Representative: Ankith Sheshappa

Barber Representative: Rishabh Bapat

National Girls Representative: Sanya Namboodiri 

2021 State Individual

2021 State Team

Ayana Wahla
JayShideler, Topeka
Oliver Ohly
Bostic Traditional Magnet, Wichita
Rishabh Bapat
St. Francis of Assisi Elementary, Wichita
Ankith Sheshappa
Blue Valley NW, Overland Park

Grade Level

Blaise Mcvey, Auburn Elementary
Maria Leboeuf, Eureka Academy Homeschool
Sopha Sun, Sunset Ridge Elementary
Oliver Ohly, Broken Arrow Elementary
Akul Chamesh, Indian Hills Elementary
Pradhyun R Nandikonda, Timber Creek Elementary
Choanie Reyes Cruz, Colby Elementary
Luke Tran, St. Francis of Assisi
Aashish Anantharaman, Lawrence Southwest Middle 
Sameeth Sheshappa, Blue Valley Northwest High
Timothy Loewen, Loewen Home School
Brendan Jones, McPherson High
Ankith Sheshappa, Blue Valley Northwest High

Weather Updates: 

Please be Safe Everyone!!!

Coaches & Parents: During online tournaments, please remind your kids about digital citizenship and monitor their online presence.

Thanks for your patience during these unprecedented times!!

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General Scholastic Chess Information

  • As soon as a Coach/Sponsor attends their first tournament they are a voting member of this organization. The annual meeting is held during the State Championship.
  • All, except the State Championship (pre-register only a week prior to the event), have on-site registration 8:15-8:45 am the day of the tournament for a higher fee;

  • All have no limit on the number of students that may represent that school, but team scores are figured on the top four players from a school based on their results that day.

  • Must have six rounds (every player will play six games) with the first round starting around 9:30;

  • Some tournaments have the first round at Game-20 or Game-25 and each other round at Game-30 5sd (each player has 20-30 minutes to make all of their moves);

All are run by United States Chess Federation Rules. except:

  • K-3 sections are not required to take notation.
  • If a player is under 5 minutes, he may request a player to notate (no one may offer)After another person begins keeping score that score sheet may no longer be used for any type of claims.
  • The person keeping score may not interfere in the game in any manner (no talking, making noises, etc.).
  • If your opponent has a person taking notation (5 min rule), then the player may also request a person to notate.
  • If spectators are allowed in the room, then a player may freely go ask a person (usually a teammate) to notate.  If spectators are not allowed in the tournament room it is recommended the TD give a player 2 minutes (pause clock) to find a person to notate.
  • The person who is requesting to keep score may not be a tournament director at this tournament or another player who still has a game in progress.
  • Each round is paired using the "Swiss-system" of pairing players. After the first round each player is paired against another player with the same score. A player will never be paired against a player from their own school, except during the last round when all players in the top score group are from the same school and no other school could tie or beat that school for the team tournament.
  • When a school has a significantly large number of players in a section then a TD has the discretion to break a Team  into sub teams in coordination with the coach.  This should be done prior to the start of the tournament.
  • See Bye policy at the bottom of this page
  • Individual tiebreaks will be Modified Median, Median, Solkoff, Sonneborn-Berger, Cumulative, Coin flip
  • Team tiebreaks will be Total individual Median, Total Solkoff, Total Sonneborn-Berger, Total Cumulative, Coin flip
  • Team players may not play each other except for the following. (Includes State)
    1. If teams are divided into subteams as per section 8
    2. If after five rounds, two or more players are 5.0 and the result of two teammates playing will not affect the team standings, then these two teammates may play each other. This will be determined by the TD.
    3. If two or more players are 6.0 after 6 rounds, then a blitz playoff G/5 sd 0, will be used to determine the tournament champion, otherwise tiebreaks will be used.

KSCA 2022 State Championships:

To qualify for KSCA state for the 2021-2022 school year, a player must play in at least one KSCA scheduled tournament, either on-line or in person.  We have tried to keep the most updated schedule possible with COVID changes as needed.

State Championship Qualifier

  • K-12: Players must play at least four games in two tournaments, and earn at least two points in each, including full-point byes but not including half-point byes

  • K-12: Teams that need to fill a fourth player requirement is attendance at a minimum of two tournaments.

  • K-8, K-5, K-3: Attendance at a minimum of two tournaments.

  • Attendance is defined as playing 4 games (without byes) for any tournament.

  • In order to participate in any KSCA-organized event (Grade-level Championship, State Championship, or Girls State Championship), a player must be eligible per KSCA guidelines.

    For the Grade-level and Girls State Championships, players must be eligible only, while for the State Championship, players must be eligible and fully qualified.

    In the KSCA database, a player's status will be listed in the "title" field as:

    Q- Qualified, student meets KSCA eligibility guidelines and has two tournament qualifications

    P - Partially qualified, student meets KSCA eligibility guidelines and has one tournament qualification

    N (or blank) - Not qualified, student meets KSCA eligibility guidelines but has no tournament qualifications

    I - Ineligible, student has violated KSCA eligibility guidelines

  • Bye Policy















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