Get Ready for our Chess Competition Team!
We are so EXCITED to let you know about our new Chess Competition Team!
Although there are many after school chess courses available through schools and local libraries, we realize there are NO programs for kids who want to go beyond those introductory courses and learn and practice more advanced skills, tactics, and strategies. In addition, serious students of chess need to hone their skills in tournament play and look towards getting or bettering their chess ratings.
What is the Chess Competition Team?
Our Chess Competition Team is for kids who are interested and serious about improving their chess skills and who want to compete. An aspect of competing involves either starting a United States Chess Federation (USCF) rating or improving upon their current rating. (USCF is the governing body for chess competition in the United States).
It’s assumed your children already have a working knowledge of chess; however, every member of the team must participate in the mandatory training session (August 20 to August 24, 3:00-4:30pm). The training session ensures everyone begins on the same chess foundational footing.
The Fall season will run from September to November. During the season, members will participate in two monthly rated quad tournaments at the Academy as well as travel to one end-of-season scholastic chess tournament.
Members will meet every Tuesday, 5:30-7:00pm, to learn, practice, and review new chess strategies and concepts that will help prepare them for these tournaments.