Check Mate!


James Boe

Do you want to be more involved in your school’s after-hours activities? Are you interested in games of skill and strategy? If you answered yes to either of these two questions then this article is for you.

Consider your local chess club. The chess club openly welcomes new members, any year and any level of play. Casual matches and teaching are on Wednesday from 3:05 p.m until 4 p.m in Room 420. If you don’t know how to play but are interested in learning, they are willing to teach you. This practice is much more suited to the people who like a light and not so serious atmosphere while playing the game. However, it is not just a social club and you should be playing chess if you join them for the session.

Competitive training is held on Thursdays at the same time in Room 420. During competitive training, players will focus directly on the game. Any distraction of the causal sessions will be minimized as to provide a quiet and controlled space for training and learning new and old strategies. This is a much more serious environment of the club and if you feel like you would be unprepared for that, they ask you to attend the Wednesday practice to begin.

If you are interested and want more information you should go to Room 603. “We are looking forward to a good year, and are welcome to new members,” coach Eric Burden said.