Chess Club

Practice chess in Bryant’s very own club with a chance to play in regional tournaments

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Bryant Chess Club is a large, active club run by parent volunteers and taught by hired professional chess coaches.  It is open to Bryant students Kindergarten-5th grade of all skill levels to meet, play and learn more about chess.  Students are encouraged to play at regional tournaments.

Studies have shown a strong correlation between learning to play chess and academic performance. A landmark study by Smith and Cage (2000) posited that students who received chess instruction scored significantly higher on all measures of academic achievement, including math, spatial analysis, and non-verbal reasoning ability (p. 19-26). Other findings in various locations around the United States and Canada indicate that chess results in improved scores on standardized tests in both math and reading.

Instructors: Chess Coaches – David Hirschowitz, Michael Hosford, Kevin Kodama, Neil Salmon

Day of Week: Thursdays

Time: 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm

Dates of classes: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, no class 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, no class 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2  – 26  Classes

Location: Library, Room 201, Room 203

Grades: K-5

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