KGES CHESS CLUB
Wednesdays, 3:45 – 5:15 PM
Fall Session begins September 25, 2019 and runs through Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
Registration closes Monday, September 23.
Join our champions in learning and playing this exciting game!
For students in grades 2 – 6 with or without prior chess experience
We teach the rules to beginners and strategy to advanced players. Mr. Mehler is our head instructor. His philosophy places a low priority on winning. Instead, the club will focus on improving one’s skills. Good sportsmanship is the key to having fun.
Chess teaches responsibility, discipline, and critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Chess players learn how to make the most of their opportunities and how to turn a bad situation to their advantage. They learn not to make excuses for their set-backs, and to win and lose graciously.
Students who do not already know the rules of the game will be taught over an extended period of time. They will learn much more than the names of the pieces and how they move. Children learn to plan ahead, how to value their material and the position of the pieces and how to distinguish good ideas from bad ones.
Our goal is for chess to be a fun pastime and for the members of our club to develop the confidence to be able to play with anyone, as chess is an international activity with clubs in nearly every country in the world as well as in every city in our country.
Students will be given the opportunity to compete in tournaments and matches outside of school. Such participation is entirely voluntary and may involve an extra fee, depending on the competition.