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Saint Joseph Grade School
216 North Hill Street
South Bend, Indiana 46617
(574) 234-0451

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Saint Joseph Grade School Chess Club

The SJGS Chess Club, an official affiliate of the U.S. Chess Federation, is open to students in grades 1-8, from beginners to expert players. Participants learn and practice strategies of chess in preparation for tournament play. After a hiatus of several years, the club reorganized in spring 2013 with much success - over 30 students participated!

The club holds two seasons per year, in the fall and winter, each concluding with a day-long scholastic tournament. Participants are encouraged to continue practicing at home or with friends out of season, and even participate in additional tournaments.

Winter 2015 Season
Stay tuned for details on the Winter 2015 Season, which will begin in late January. The registration fee will include United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership, tournament entry fee, snacks, and supplies. 

Fall 2014 Season
The Fall 2014 Season began October 10 and concluded with the Indiana State Scholastic Grade Level Championships in Fort Wayne on November 8. Eighteen SJGS students participated in the tournament held at Canterbury High School.

For questions about Chess Club, please contact club organizer Sean Kennedy.

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