Local youth from kindergarten through 12th grade have a great opportunity with CHESS K-12 to play chess and compete with other young players.
The mission of CHESS K-12 is to provide a purposeful, challenging and enlightening environment for students to enhance their abilities to play chess. It includes promoting chess clubs in all schools with chess intramural competition, and encouraging each student to be a pleasant, effective tutor for other beginning chess players.
This mission has been expanded to include all of Collier County. Now, the main purpose of CHESS K-12 is to promote intramural chess battles through all schools (and homeschool) in Collier County.
The most recent CHESS K-12 chess tournament took place on Saturday, March 25, with 18 students competing over five rounds at the Marco Island Public Library. All 18 received medallions. The tournament directors are Wade Keller of CHESS K-12 and Ana Wieser, teacher and chess coach at Lely High School.
The next CHESS K-12 tournament will take place at the Marco Island Public Library on April 22, with registration at 9:15 AM. All students K-12 are invited. There is no charge to participate.
CHESS K-12 meets each Saturday at the Marco Island Public Library from 9 AM to noon. The library is located t 210 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island.
For more information, contact Wade Keller at 239-389-2525 or visit the Facebook page for CHESS K-12 on Marco Island.