Starting a Scholastic Chess Club
The main guideline is: Just do it! Enjoy the ride!
Starting a Scholastic Chess Club - So what does it take to start a chess club at your school? Are you reluctant to start a chess club because of unrealistic expectations? An encouraging guide with a dash of humor.
Starting A Chess Club At School, How A Parent Who Barely Played Chess Did It - Hear the entertaining story of one parent's journey into the fun world of youth chess. What was the vision, and what were the results? Subtitled A Scholastic Chess Club Start-up Do-it-yourself Kit for Dummies.
Chess is Booming, Boosting Young Minds - An article from the Seattle P-I. It's not a "how-to" piece, but might provide additional motivation to start a chess club. It profiles the growing popularity of scholastic chess in the Pacific Northwest and shows some of the reasons and ways schools are employing chess to benefit youth.
WHSCA Web Site
The Washington High School Chess Association (WHSCA) oversees the various State High School and Middle School championships, as well as running a variety of other excellent tourneys and maintaining the Washington scholastic ratings . The paper newsletter has been discontinued; to get the scoop on upcoming tournaments, bookmark and regularly visit the WHSCA website.
Middle School Chess
Home page of the Washington State Middle School Chess Association, helping kids enjoy chess in the transition years between the many elementary tournaments and the High School leagues. At http://www.middleschoolchess.com/.
Northwest Chess Magazine
The monthly journal of record for all things chess in Washington and Oregon. It's the official mag of the Wa. and Or. Chess Federations. They also list all upcoming tournaments for players of all ages. To subscribe and join the Washington Chess Federation, visit Northwest Chess Magazine. We thank them for allowing us to publish their tournament calendar on our site.
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