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Chess Club

Chess Club

Make the right move! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced chess player, this program is for you. Students in all grade levels are welcome to come and learn the great game of chess!


Chess is becoming more popular due to the fact that it is a game of skill and strategy, which promotes critical thinking. It also teaches about good sportsmanship as well as how to win and learn (lose) gracefully. The United States Chess Federation says, “We know chess makes kids smarter!”


Come and learn from experienced chess instructor, Frank Swindell, who has students that are ranked at both the State and National level, including numerous state champions.


The club meets weekly for 8 week sessions throughout the school year.  A callout notice will be sent by backpack mail before the start of each session.  A club fee is required for each 8 week session.


For more information, call Frank Swindell at 847-651-0860.