Waterford Chess Club

Waterford Chess ClubWaterford's chess club meets year long and includes professional instruction and a fun playing time. Opportunities are available for Lower, Middle & Upper School students during lunch and after school. 

Lower School (K-V) Recreational Chess Club:
Wednesdays, after school*

Our Recreational Chess Club is designed to provide a fun introduction to chess, and to help students learn the rules of chess, as well as strategy, history, and competition rules. Students will play chess in every class and have the opportunity to interact with other chess players in an engaging and interactive environment.  There is no placement test required for this class, and students of all levels are welcome.  

Lower School (K-V) Advanced Chess Club:
Thursdays, after school*

Our Advanced Chess Club is designed to teach a clear and thorough knowledge of all the rules of chess, as well as to practice competitive play and strategy.  A placement test for our Advanced Chess Club will be given. Please note that homework will be assigned with the purpose of reinforcing concepts and strategies learned in class, and students will be expected to complete it by the following class.

Middle & Upper School Recreational Chess Clubs:
Tuesdays during lunch 

All students in Waterford's Middle and Upper School with an interest in learning how to play "the game of kings" are welcome to join Chess Club. This mentored club teaches the basics and strategy of the game, while preparing students to be competitive and think logically. Members of the club meet during lunch once a week throughout the school year.  This time is designed to provide specialized instruction, answer questions, and allow opportunities for students to compete against their peers in a formal setting. All Waterford students may participate in chess competitions at any time. Further details will be given throughout the year. In addition, the Waterford Registrar has chess sets available to check out during lunch and free blocks. 

"The game of chess helps young people learn to concentrate, think logically, overcome obstacles, spot patterns and categorize information. It helps with the development of problem-solving skills, planning, patience, focus of thought and self-discipline. A scholastic chess club provides a challenge for students while helping build confidence and self-esteem." 
       -Chess Educators, 2018

For any other additional information or inquiries, please contact
Alexander Gustafsson
Chess Teacher
*Please note an additional fee applies for after school programs