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Competition Chess Team


Congratulations DMS Chess Team - 2017 State Champs!




 2017-18 Competition Chess Team


  • Tryouts for the 2017-18 DMS Chess Team will be in August after school starts.  Date and location of Tryouts TBD.  A link to application forms will be provided on this page when they are available.
  • Head Coach for the DMS Chess Team will be Bill Nash.
  • First practice will be Friday, Aug. 18th at 5:00-6:30 p.m.
  • Bring chess team fees at the first practice, or turn in to Mrs. Goldston before practice.


Questions: Contact Ranae Bartlett at

Sponsor: Julie Goldston (


Congratulations to the DMS 8th grade team for placing 4th at the National K12 Chess Championship in Nashville Dec. 16-18, 2016!


Congratulations to the DMS Chess Team for placing 1st at the 2016 Queen's Quest Chess Tournament! 


Chess In School

Discovery Middle School offers both an Introduction and Competition Chess Elective. You do not have to enroll in a chess elective to try out for the DMS Chess Team. To learn more about Madison City's Chess In Schools program watch this video.


Every student enrolled in a chess class or chess team at DMS has a subscription to provided by Madison City Schools.  If you have a question about your account, please email


Recreational Chess Opportunities

Kids who want to play chess with other kids from across the city of Madison are invited to Dublin Park on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. when the Madison City Chess League holds its weekly meetings. There is no cost to participate. For more information, see or visit the MCCL Facebook page . You can also contact the MCCL Executive Director, Ranae Bartlett, if you have questions:



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For more information about chess in the Madison community and upcoming chess events, go to the Madison City Chess League webpage.


Register for your USCF id# here (recommend Premium Scholastic Membership for one year $24) in order to compete at upcoming rated tournaments .)

For a complete schedule of upcoming events and tournaments, see


Competitors are required to record their moves during every chess game.  To learn how, watch this video from