Chess Club time!!! We have two sessions you need to be aware of. Chess Club and Chess Team Sessions.
The club will be for players who enjoy the game, but are not serious about going to tournaments. The club will meet from 12:00 to 1:30 every Wednesday school is in session. We will have a large group lesson and time to play chess in a step ladder tournament. All studying and homework will be voluntary for extra points. Points will also be awarded for playing games, volunteering, and behavior. Poor behavior will result in the loss of points. At the end of the year the top point earners will win a special award.
The team will be for students who wish to improve and compete in rated chess tournaments outside of school. Our team will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 although all team members will be expected to attend chess club as well. The chess team will be run much like the club but there will be homework and studying requirements. It will also require attendance at chess tournaments.
Required tournaments include:
The Susan Dell’Osso Chess Fest (which will be scheduled once our Gym is completed)
The Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys in San Mateo. More information will be posted here soon: www.SPFNO.com
The Lathrop Mayor’s Cup in the late spring
We will let team members know about other tournaments, but they are not mandatory.
A lot goes into hosting and teaching all the students, and this is all possible because of the amazing efforts of Chris and Meghan Torres. The opportunity our children are being given is GREATLY APPRECIATED! Our children will learn more and benefit greatly with additional volunteers. Please make sure you help out when you can. Time volunteered here counts towards your monthly total.
Chess Club meets every Wednesday after school while school is in session.
12:00-12:15 Students can eat their lunch (must bring their own)