With the help of a master Chess instructor, the St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick Chess club meets weekly for several seasons throughout the school year to learn the finer point of this strategy game. Members are able to participate in tournaments with other schools in the area according to their grade level. The members of the chess club have fun while promoting their brain growth with this game that exercises thinking skills.
This is the thirteenth year of the St. Alphonsus / St. Patrick School Chess Club. The Chess Club meets on Wednesdays after school in the cafeteria for one hour. Students in grades Kindergarten through grade 8 are invited to join.... it is a great chance for girls and boys to do something at an any age but it presents a unique opportunity for our younger students because our athletics programs do not start until 4th grade. Currently our Chess Club has over a dozen members and has room for more!
The Chess club players from St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School work hard every week with Coach Theo to hone their skills and learn new playing strategies. As evidenced by the many trophies in these photos, their practice has great results at tournaments with other schools. Our chess teams routinely bring home many team and individual trophies! Way to go Chess Club!