Check It Out Chess Tournament


The Check It Out Tournament is FREE and open to all MPS K-12 students. This fun and casual chess tournament is for players of all levels and includes a lite breakfast and lunch for participants and families. Students do NOT need to be participating on a team to register. Individuals will automatically represent their school team.

Individual and Team trophies for K-3, 4-6 and 7-12 sections!
Burroughs Elementary School
1601 W 50th St, Minneapolis, 55419

TOURNAMENT AGENDA (times subject to change)

  • 8:30am – 9:00am Check-in for players and families
  • 9:00am – 9:15am Welcome and Announcements
  • 9:15am – 12:15pm Chess matches begin
  • 12:15pm – 1:00pm Lunch for players and families **We will attempt to feed everyone! However, please plan ahead if the number of walk-in registrations creates food shortages for parents. Feeding participants is our priority.**
  • 1:00pm – 3:15pm Chess matches resume
  • 3:15pm – 4:00pm Awards Ceremony


  • We will attempt to feed all those that attend but our priority are the players - Please plan accordingly in the case that we run out of food 
  • If you know you will arrive late or leave early, please let Janae know!
  • We invite only positive, respectful attitudes from all attendees

Information and Registration for Parents and Coaches at:

Questions? Call or email Janae Krantz-Odendahl in Student Engagement P| 612.668.1202 (Habla Español) E|