Every year, the Pittsburgh Chess Club and the Carnegie Library jointly sponsor an annual series of free chess tournaments known as the Carnegie Library Chess Tournaments. In recent years, about 40 to 45 branch libraries throughout Allegheny County participate each year. Beginning in year 2000, the Pittsburgh Chess Club also started hosted free beginner's chess classes at various libraries in conjunction with the tournaments, thanks to generous funding from the Frick Educational Fund (of the Buhl Foundation), the Grable Foundation, and the Heinz Endowments.
The competition at each library is held in two sections: Grades K – 4 and Grades 5 – 8.
The top two finishers in each section at each branch library receive a trophy. All participants who register and complete their games receive a certificate of participation. The 1st place winner in each division is also invited to participate in the finals competition, where they compete against the winners in their grade divisions from all the other participating libraries.
See the schedule for 2020: 47th Annual Library Chess Tournaments Schedule.
Look up the Winners from 1996 to date!! Use the links below to look up the names of the winners of the local branch libraries and pictures of the Finals Tournaments from 1996 to date. Sorry, info from previous years is not presently available.
|1996 Library Winners||1996 Library Finals Winners||1997 Library Winners||1997 Library Finals Winners||1998 Library Winners||1998 Library Finals Winners||1999 Library Winners||1999 Library Finals Winners||2000 Library Winners||2000 Library Finals Winners|
|2001 Library Winners||2001 Library Finals Winners||2002 Library Winners||2002 Library Finals Winners||2003 Library Winners||2003 Library Finals Winners||2004 Library Winners||2004 Library Finals Winners||2005 Library Winners||2005 Library Finals Winners|
|2006 Library Winners||2006 Library Finals Winners||2007 Library Winners||2007 Library Finals Winners||2008 Library Winners||2008 Library Finals Winners||2009 Library Winners||2009 Library Finals Winners|
|2010 Library Winners||2010 Library Finals Winners||2011 Library Winners||2011 Library Finals Winners||2012 Library Winners||2012 Library Finals Winners||2013 Library Winners||2013 Library Finals Winners|
|2020 Library Winners||2020 Library Finals Winners|
Last Modified: 3/2/20
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