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Checkmate Violence Chess Marathon 2023

January 28 @ 8:00 am - January 29 @ 5:30 pm

Join ASAP Chess for our 16th annual PECO/ASAP Checkmate Violence Chess Tournament on Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, 29th.

Times: Saturday, January 28th: 8:30am-7pm, and Sunday, January 29th: 8:30am-5pm

Location: St. Joe’s University, Athletic Recreation Center 730 S 43rd/45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104


Pre-register for all tournament sections by Wednesday January 25th, 2022   


Contact (215-602-6574) or (215-582-4570)


Chess Marathon Non-Rated Tournament: Saturday

Saturday will feature a 5-round Chess tournament for non-rated students in grades K-12. No matches on Sunday. Check-in/Registration 8:30am-9:30am. Competition begins at 10:00am. Late arrivals will be paired in round 2.

  • K-6, 7-12. Game/30 minutes, 5 rounds: 10am, 11:20am, 1:30pm, 2:40pm, 3:50pm.

Award Ceremony: 5pm Saturday.


Chess Marathon Rated Tournament: Saturday and Sunday

Rated sections feature more rounds and longer games over Saturday and Sunday. Check-in Saturday 8:30-9:30am and Sunday 8:00-9:00AM. Competition begins on Saturday at 10:00am and on Sunday at 9:30am. Late arrivals will be paired in round 2.

  • K-12Open: G/85 d/5, 5 rounds. Sat: 10am, 1:30pm, 4pm, Sun: 9:30am, 1pm.

Award Ceremony: 4:15pm Sunday.


  • K-3U500, K-6U800, K-8U1200, 7-12U800: G/55 d/5, 7 rounds. Sat: 10am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 5:00pm, Sun: 9:30am, 11:45pm, 2pm.

Award Ceremony: 4:15pm Sunday


Coaches Classic Non-Rated Quick Chess Tournament: Sunday

ASAP Chess Coaches can compete in this non-rated 5 round quick chess tournament to prove their mettle! Check-in/Registration: Sun. 8:30am – 10am.  Competition: 5 rounds G/10 starting at 10:30am.


Special Events on Saturday

Pep Rally: We will kick off the Marathon with a pep rally midday on Saturday (between 12pm-1pm) featuring a special guest. In years past, this has included Mayor Nutter and the Police Commissioner!

STEM Fair: This year, ASAP will be presenting a STEM Fair featuring organizations throughout Philadelphia that provide after school and summer opportunities in STEM.


January 28 @ 8:00 am
January 29 @ 5:30 pm


St Joe University (ARC)
730 S 43rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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