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© 2019 Chess Peace AZ created by Jack Tran Swenson




Anyone can play Chess! Through Chess Peace, my goal is to provide a platform to provide a free Chess education and resources for ANYONE with little knowledge of the game of Chess or limited access to tournament-level chess supplies. Not only do I believe that chess brings peace within everyone individually, but I also believe chess peacefully connects communities of any size in a positive manner. Fundraising efforts help raise funds to purchase complete chess boards and pieces for donation to underprivileged schools, orphanages, hospitals, assisted - care facilities, etc. (Click Here if you wish to donate but cannot attend a chess tournament!) I hope you will join me on this journey to bridge the gap and to spread "chess peace" -- one chess piece at a time.



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Rated Tournament: Chess ID required

Unrated Tournament: Chess ID not required

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WELCOME CHESS PLAYERS! I, Jack Swenson, would like to invite you to my fundraising chess tournament for the Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents sponsored by Rising Star Chess and Scottsdale Preparatory Academy. The proceeds from this tournament will go towards purchasing chess supplies for foster children. On February 22nd, I will visit a foster care camp in Williams, AZ to teach chess to the children and provide them with chess sets. I hope you will join me in my mission by entering my fundraising tournament on February 8th. If you are unable to attend, please donate through my website.

LOCATION: Scottsdale Preparatory Academy

                 16537 N 92nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, USA

Please enter through front doors. Tournament will be held in the library.


SUPPLIES: Boards and sets will be provided. Please bring your own chess clock if you are in the Rated Section. Chess clocks will NOT be provided. 


TICKETS (Registration): Prior to Saturday 2/1: $15, From Sunday to Friday: $20, Saturday at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy before 8:15 am: $30. Cash or Check only accepted onsite. Register for either the Rated or Unrated Tournament above.


AWARDS: First, Second, and Third Place Trophies.


BYES: Maximum two 1/2 point byes in any round, all others zero. Must commit to all byes before the start of round 2. No changes in byes are allowed after round 2 starts.


RATED: Affects both Quick and Regular USCF Rating.

  • SECTIONS: Open 2000 and up, Class A 1800-1999, Class B 1600-1799, Class C 1400-1599, Class D 1200-1399, Under 1200.  

  • RATED ROUND TIMES: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. Time Control: Game in 45 minutes with a 5 second increment (G/45;+5).


  • USCF RATING NOT AFFECTED, Players combined into 1 section

  • UNRATED ROUND TIMES: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. Time Control: Game in 45 minutes with a 5 second increment (G/45;+5).

Please contact Jack Swenson with any questions at chesspeaceaz@gmail.com.


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Learn beginner moves, basic strategic concepts and more through videos featuring Chess Peace's creator, Jack Swenson.


Do you want to play chess with players anywhere? Click on the links below to access two universal chess apps that give you the ability to play with anyone around the world for free or with a basic membership:






If you are in the United States, you must first obtain a USCF Membership to compete in US Chess Federation tournament. Using the link below, you can easily create your own United States Chess Federation membership to play in USCF tournaments!






If you have any questions about our organization, applications for being part of the organization, overall chess questions, etc, please do not hesitate to contact us. I am happy to answer any of your questions or concerns!