Glen Lake Knights Chess Club

Chess Club meets most Friday afternoons in the Media Center from 2:20-3:10pm. Registration occurs at the beginning of the school year, but email for special requests.

We offer chess club to all students for the full season, from October-March 2023 (starting on October 27th). We split the club into two groups throughout the school (K-1 and 2-5) to allow students to spread out and learn at an age-appropriate pace. For students signing up for chess club grade 2 and higher we please ask they have a basic understanding of the game going in (know how to move the pieces).

We need parent volunteers in order to continue to offer chess club. Knowledge of the game is helpful, but not required. We would love to have you join us! 

To support the club, we ask for an optional $10-20 donation for the year. You can donate from the link on the website.

75-120 students participate in chess club each year at Glen Lake! The club continues to have one primary goal: to have fun playing chess. There are many other benefits as well! These include things such as building new friendships, team and school spirit, cognitive benefit, and competitive interaction if desired.

PTO Chess club

Oct 27th: Review Chess, How to play, Pick out avatars/Fun Play
Nov 3rd: Tower Games
Nov 10th: How to Checkmate Instruction/Tower Games
Nov 17th: Speed Chess ⅘ Tower Games ⅔
Nov 24th: Thanksgiving Break
Dec 1st: Tower Games ⅘ Speed Chess ⅔
Dec 8th: No School
Dec 15th: Tower Games
Dec 22nd: Tower Games
Christmas Break
Jan 12th: Basic Openings Instruction/Tower Games
Jan 19th: Speed Chess ⅘ Tower Games ⅔
Jan 26th: No School
Feb 2nd: Tower Games ⅘ Speed Chess ⅔
Feb 9th: Tournament/Towers Games
Feb 16th: Tournament/Towers Games
Feb 23rd: Tournament/TBD
Mar 1st: Tournament/TBD
Mar 8th: No School
Mar 15th: Tournament Final Match/TBD
Mar 22nd: Awards
END: No School the 29th and then Spring Break

Students playing chess in a library