93A South Livingston Avenue
Livingston, NJ


New participants: please REGISTER for any Chess Tournament online.



The next Scholastic Chess Tournaments will take place on Sunday, 2/3 and 4/28.

Rookies: Pre-K - 8: U200 (4 rounds, G/30)
Novice: K-1: U500 (4 rounds, G/30)
Junior: K-8: U700 (4 rounds, G/45)
Primary: K-8: U1000 (4 rounds, G/45)
Reserve: K-8: U1300 (4 rounds, G/45)


Reserve, Primary, Juniors start at 9:45am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 3:15pm.
Novice and Rookies start at 10am. 
If all players have finished early we will try and start the next round earlier.

All chess pieces, board, score sheets and pencils will be provided. Please bring a chess clock if you have one. If neither player has a clock, one will be used for the end of game at the tournament directors discretion.


Will be given based on registration for each section.


 February 24, March 17, May 19, June 16

Monthly Quads give children an opportunity to play between our Scholastic Tournaments and a chance to boost their rating.
The Monthly Quads is a 4-player, all-play-all, 3 round tournament that will be held every 3rd Sunday of February, March, May and June. However look for updates since some tournaments might be rescheduled due to weather or holidays.  4 kids of similar rating range form a quad and as such we can have as many quads as possible.  Players unrated to 1400 can register. 
Pre-registration is advised as we can only determine participation when we have a certain amount registered and schedule accordingly.
Please email with your child's name, age, rating or for additional information.
 All kids gets prizes in forms of chess books, magazines, softwares and other chess training materials including free tournament entry.
A confirmation will be sent to participants by 9 pm on the night before the tournament.
Please find more information and photo gallery (of tournaments participants) at Livingston Scholastic Chess Tournaments.

Fill out registration form - new participants only.



Introductory/Beginner; Rating 0-200
Open to all beginners who know the basics. On teacher's discretion, a few "catch-up" private or small-group  lessonscan be suggested.

Beginner-2; Rating 201-400
To enter Beginner-2 class, students are expected to know the names and movements of all the pieces as well as their position on the chessboard. They should have an understanding of chess language and chess notation and should be able to complete two move checkmate puzzles. The beginner level covers the end game (basic checkmates, pawn promotion, drawing positions etc.), openings and middle games, and basic strategies (forks, pins, skewers, deflections and sacrifice. After explanation and demonstration, additional problems (within the same topic), and later games from actual tournaments, are analyzed. Each lesson is concluded by a game. Students' progress is tracked by recording their results. Handouts with the lesson outline are given when each new topic is introduced. Homework typically includes several problems. Links to relevant Internet sites will be offered.

Intermediate-1; Rating 401-550
To enter Intermediate class, students are expected to be familiar with concepts covered at the Beginner class. They should have knowledge of popular chess openings, strategies and tactics as well as fluency in solving up to three move chess puzzles. Students should also be familiar with frequent endgames such as king and pawn endings, king and queen endings and king and rook endings. Students who show aptitude and make a good progress are recommended to join USCF so they could participate in rated tournaments.

Intermediate-2; Rating 551-800

 Advanced; Rating above 801 and above

 Group Schedule

Private lessons: subject to time availability.