PPC Chess Tournament

The PPC Chess Club held its first tournament Saturday, July 24, 2020. The tournament was held virtually on The competition was stiff and fun was had by all!

First Place: Shreyas A. – Watchung Mountain – Troop 368
Second place: Drew P. – Sussex – Troop 187
Third Place: Josh M. – Raritan Valley – Troop 90
Keep up with the Patriot’s Path Council Chess Club here.

Our next tournament will be at 9:00 AM Saturday, 22 August 2020. Registration here. All Scouts are welcome to register!

Munsee Chess Tournament

The seventh annual Munsee Chess Tournament took place on February 22, 2020, in Cranford. Thirty-one Scouts BSA members representing Black River, Fishawack, Munsee, Raritan Valley and Watchung Mountain districts participated in this year’s event. Thanks to Joe Renna and Renna Media for coordinating this year’s event. Thanks also to Jim Parlapiano for the physical arrangements and securing the donation of pizzas and water for lunch.
The winners were:
1st Place    Joshua McDonald        Troop 90    Raritan Valley District
2nd Place    Alexander Beke           Troop 368  Watchung Mountain District
3rd Place    Anderson Lee               Troop 67    Watchung Mountain District

Chess Online

  • Play Chess with a Friend
  • Play Chess with a Computer
  • Play Chess with a Random Person
  • Play a Blitz Chess Game with a Random Person
  • Solve Tactical Chess Positions
  • Replay Famous Chess Games

Calendar of Events 

Patriots’ Path Council Virtual Chess Tournament 

  • Saturday, August 22, 2020
  • Open to all youth members of Patriots’ Path Council
  • This will be an unrated tournament with a max time of 20 minutes per game with four or five rounds.
  • Don’t wait until the last minute to register, once we get enough members, we can start tournaments.

            Register here. All Scouts are welcome to register! For now we’ll be using a friendly chess website to play online tournaments. After you register, you will receive, website information, a username and a password.

Chess at NJ State Police/NJ National Guard Camporee

  • Friday, October 9th to Sunday,11th, with chess on the 10th 
  • Will Include Blitz, 10 minute maximum Chess Games

Chess Merit Badge

Chess Merit Badge Workbook with Information, resources and help.




Chess Information for Parents

Everybody can have fun with Chess


Patriots’ Path Chess Club

Safe, Fun, No Charge, Online Chess

  • Are you just getting started or would you like to become a better player?
  • You can learn to play chess, solve chess puzzles, and play chess games.
  • You can play games with your fellow scouts.  
  • You can play in club tournaments with other scouts.
  • Easy steps to join:
    1. Sign up for Patriots’ Path Council Chess Club Membership on Patriots’ Path Council’s Website. 
    2. Receive a Username and Password to the Chesskid website for a “Basic” free membership.
      You should change your password when you first log on. All the tournaments we do on the
      Chesskid website are included in the “Basic” free membership.
      There are benefits to upgrading to “Gold” membership but you do not have to upgrade.
    3. You can enjoy the Chesskid website anytime you want with your “Basic” free membership.
    4. You will be notified about scheduled online tournaments with other club members.


PPC Chess Press


Pictures of Trevor Martin and Keith Brown.


Help & Contacts

Chess Merit Badge Pamphlet
How to Teach the Chess Merit Badge
Tips for Teaching the Chess Merit Badge
Queen of Katwe – Arrangements can be made to show this movie on BSA property

Contact Info: [email protected]


Queen of Katwe 

Outstanding Disney Movie


Check the Movie Trailer for a description of this wonderful movie.