Chess at Wilson Elementary 2017-18

CHESS CLUB is for kids 2nd* grade and up who like to play chess but without the tournament/practice requirements. New Club members must demonstrate mastery of basic skills** prior to their first meeting. Club members always have the option of moving to Team if they’d like to give tournaments a try. Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:15

*Kids in pre-K to 1st grade may attend Chess Club with a parent.
**Parents of kids who’d like to learn basic skills: contact us about our next Chess 101 workshop. In the meantime, check out this great video from Chesskid.com—everything new players need to know in just nine minutes! 

CHESS TEAM is for players of any age or skill level who want to improve their chess skills. Team players must attend monthly tournaments and complete practice requirements each week. Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:45

Volunteer with Wilson Chess!
You don’t have to be a chess player to give kids the chance to learn and benefit from chess. We need volunteers to help on Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:15. No chess knowledge/experience is necessary. There will always be someone in the room who can answer chess questions.

Questions? Rebecca Rutledge at rebecca@youthchessok.org or (405) 642-6136.

Wilson student discount on Chesskid!

All Wilson students are eligible for a $15 Chesskid.com gold membership that’s good for the whole school year! (Regular price $9/month). Chesskid.com is a great resource for learning the basics, honing your skills, and playing chess in a safe online environment.

♞  Resources for new players:

Required basics are listed below. Click each link for a fun instructional video from Chesskid.com.
How the pieces move and capture.

Regulation tournament chess sets: $15

(green/white vinyl board, black/white pieces + extra Queen)

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Download a 2017 Wilson Chess application here!

2017-18 OK Scholastic Chess tournament schedule

September 23
Carl Albert High School, Midwest City

October 14

November 11
State Grade Championship
Location TBA

December 9
Location TBA

January 13
Ida Freeman, Edmond

February 10
Cheyenne, Edmond

March 24
State Championship
Carl Albert, Midwest City

April 11
The OSCO Blitz! At Rt. 66 Interpretive Center in Chandler

Visit http://www.okschess.org for more information or to register.

May 11-13
U.S. Chess National Elementary Championships
in Nashville, Tennessee

Questions? Call (405) 642-6136 or send an email to rebecca@youthchessok.org.