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Ralph Langley Chess Club

The Ralph Langley Chess Club was created in August of 2009 by Robert Green, a 3rd Grade Teacher and also the Chess Club Facilitator/Coach. To date, the chess club has received over 62 team trophies and participated in 39 chess tournaments.   

The overall objective of the club is to promote the game of chess through learning its history, philosophy, etiquette, and competitive play.      

[Studies show that children who actively participate in chess clubs regularly perform higher in their academics, especially in math and science.   It also enhances their cognitive and critical thinking skills, as well as promotes an ability to understand the art of problem solving, both in the game of chess and in life.]   

Depending on their grade level the chess players meet after school as a group once a week, currently all 1st and 2nd graders meet on Tuesdays and all 3rd-5th graders meet on Fridays.  After each session the players are ranked.  The ranking of the players determines who will be invited from the club to participate in future chess tournaments and determines who will be recognized as the schools “chess player of the year” at the end of the school year.

Are you interested in learning how to play chess? If you already know how to play maybe you’re interested in learning new moves or how to compete in chess tournaments.  Whatever your reason is for wanting to join, the Langley Chess Club is now registering students for the 2013-2014 school year.  The club is open to 1st – 5th Graders.

To join the chess club you must fill out the chess registration form and return it accompanied with $25.00 per member joining the club. The money will cover the cost of the student’s short sleeve chess shirt and provide adequate chess material throughout the school year. Please give the form and money to the student’s teacher or bring it to Mr. Green’s room, A207.  (Cash is preferred)

The 1st and 2nd Graders will meet on Tuesdays from 2:45-3:45 in room B211 beginning           

10 September 2013.

The 3rd thru 5th Graders will meet on Friday from 2:45-3:45 in room B211 beginning                   

13 September 2013.    

All students must be picked up immediately after each session!

It is important that you understand that being in the Langley Chess Club is a privilege and honor. In order to stay in the club you must maintain a good academic standing in the classroom and not have any behavior issues.  If any of these becomes an issue it could result in being suspended or terminated from the club.