LIBRARY CHESS TOURNAMENT INFO


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 2017: 44th 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.

For more info on youth chess activities in Western PA, check our main page: Western PA Youth Chess


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

2014 Library Winners

2014 Library Finals Winners

2015 Library Winners

2015 Library Finals Winners

2016 Library Winners

2016 Library Finals Winners

2017 Library Winners

2017 Library Finals Winners


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Last Modified: 3/1/17
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