Washington Wolves Chess Club
2010-2011 is going to be another terrific year for the Washington Academy Chess Club! We have over 100 members in our chess club, playing for fun and for competitive challenge.
Each year, we teach 20-30 newcomers how to play the game. Of course, chess is one of the most simple games to learn, yet one of the hardest to master. Therefore, we provide ongoing instruction and tournament experience for students who want that extra challenge.
Sign-up Form - Please turn in to the office for Mrs. Beach by September 22, 2010.
The first day for Chess Club this year will be: September 28, 2010.
Chess Club will be on Tuesdays this year.
Mr. Garza will be the faculty manager for Chess Club. Mr. Garza is our Middle School Spanish teacher and has been a regular visitor to Chess Club. We are excited to have him helping us out!
First Grade beginners will receive instruction during the school day. All other beginners will receive instruction beginning September 28 at Chess Club.
Chess Club Information
Chess Club meets from 3:15 - 4:30 every Tuesday we have school. Middle School students can take the activity bus back to their zone school.
The Team coaches always pick up players in the cafeteria, move to another room for instruction and return them to the cafeteria so parents can pick them up. All players must be signed out by an adult or dismissed to the activity bus. All players must be signed out by an adult or dismissed to the activity bus.
Students may eat a snack during the first 10 minutes of chess club. They can bring a snack from home or purchase one for 50 cents.
Volunteers to play chess or just to help monitor the students are always welcome!
Chess Team Information
Rockford Scholastic Chess
Check out Rockford Scholastic Chess for information about local and area tournaments.
Check out the Chess Instruction page for lessons, flashcards, and more
Recent Chess Club News
The 2010 Illinois State Scholastic Chess Championships took place on March 13-14, 2010, at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL.
The Winter Rockford Chess Challenge was held at RESA on February 6. We sent 48 Washington Wolves to this tournament and all three of our teams finished in First Place! Our 6-8 team finished with a record 19.5 out of 20 points!! Here's how our individuals finished:
In Pre-Kindergarten, 2nd Place went to Amy Park.
In Grade 1: 3rd Place: Chris Park, Chris Kellogg, 4th Place: Tristan Ramos, Ayush Bhalavat, Emmet Finn, Cooper Folkerts, 5th Place: Tommy Levins, Drew Stadelman, Austin Pozzi, Katerina Chess, 6th Place: Rachel Oelkers, 7th Place: Isaac Bernsten
In Grade 2: 1st Place: Sengdao Inthavong, 2nd Place Uday Tandon, Ryan Sweeney, 3rd Place: Nikolas Stadelman, 5th Place: Robert Graham, Henry Thomas, Anjali Puri
In Grade 3, 3rd Place: Jonathan Oelkers, Jade Keomanivong, Greydon Westin, 4th Place: Jack Sweet, Andrew Schwartz, 6th Place: Vrushali Pandit
In Grade 4, 3rd Place: Brandon Wallace
In Grade 5, 1st Place: Kirkland Shun, 3rd Place: McKinley Torre, 4th Place: Shannon Wray, 5th Place: Grant Germano, Chandan Puri, Spencer Folkerts
In Grade 6, 1st Place: Asia Keomanivong, Steven Do, 2nd Place: Douglas Chan, Sam Rinaldo, David Oelkers, Seth Hayes, Vincent Do, 3rd Place: Austin Stadelman, Garret Wood
In Grade 7, 1st Place: Joshua Day, 2nd Place: Paul Zaczek
In Grade 8, 2nd Place: Wyatt Tufte, Neil Mediratta, Ashwin Puri, 3rd Place: Rayomand Tata
Over the years, Washington Academy students have done quite well at the regional, state, and national level, too. To see some of our tournament history, click on the sites below:
This page was last updated on September 11, 2010.