School Programs

Schools:

 

Calvin Leete

Cold Spring

Foote

Melissa Jones

Mary T. Murphy

Orchard Hill

Sliney

Spring Glen

Tisko

Walsh

Westwoods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why should our students play Chess?

 

Chess is a fascinating game, which can be played and enjoyed at all levels. Recent educational research indicates evidence of a strong positive correlation between chess and student academic performance. The practical application of the skills learned while playing chess are the same skills necessary for academic excellence:

 

Concentration

Pattern Recognition

Good Sportsmanship

Critical Thinking

Analysis

Creativity

Problem Solving

Synthesis

Competition

Strategic Planning

Evaluation

 

 

Beginners Level Program: How to set up the board and move the pieces, How to Capture, How to Read and Write Chess Notation, Opening Principles, Elementary Tactics and Strategy, How to Checkmate.

 

Intermediate Level Program: Opening Principles, Space, Time, Positional Play, Tactics and Combinations, Strategy, How to Analyze a Position, Opening Repertoire.