Chess in 2022 heating up the Sunshine State!

Wyndham Resort Orlando

Wyndham Orlando Resort (International Drive)

From March 13th-15th, Florida “the sunshine state” will be hosting its statewide scholastic tournament with nine sections. The entry fee for scholastic players is a nominal $40 by February 25th. There is no onsite entry so make your plans ahead of time! Check for details or click on image below to download the flyer!

2022 Florida State Scholastic Championship

Florida is known as the “sunshine state,” but the past few weeks have been uncharacteristically chilly with north Florida temperatures dipping down in the 20s. However, there are signs that things are warming up and chess is going to help. As the effects of the COVID pandemic begins to subside, chess will hopefully return to normal in 2022.

The Wyndham Orlando Resort has been host to many of Florida’s chess tournaments and of course, is centrally located in the state. Bryan Tillis, a board member of the Florida Chess Association, is the organizer. He can be reached at Bring your crew… register at!

2022 Florida State Scholastic Championship
Wyndham Orlando Resort
8001 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Attn: Bryan Tillis (

Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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