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Chess Club
Chess Club

Advisor: H. Smith

What ages/grades is your club for?  2nd - 5th

How does someone join your club? Chess Club is designed for students who have mastered the basic foundations of chess (set-up, movement, check & checkmate).  Students in grades 2nd-5th are given the opportunity take a chess quiz, and the top 6-8 kids from each grade level are picked to participate in weekly Chess Club practice.  We have a mini tournament at school around Feb/Mar to pick our top 3 from each grade who advance to the OCS Chess tournament April and compete against the other elementary schools' teams.

When is your club offered?  Year round Chess Club practice.  OCS tournament in April.

What is your club about?  All kids can benefit from chess. Kids may see it as just a game, but research has shown that chess enhances scholastic abilities including test scores. Think of it as "exercise for the mind", a fun way to practice concentration, patience, logic, and mental calculations. 

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