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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 (USCF), 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!

The club holds two seasons per year, in the fall and winter, each including participation in a Scholastic Chess of Indiana (SCI) tournament as well as club tournaments. Participants are encouraged to continue practicing at home or with friends out of season, and even participate in additional tournaments.

Winter 2017 Season

The Winter 2017 Season will run January 20 - March 24, meeting Fridays after school in the Ackles Center. The club will attend the State Team Regional Tournament at Goshen High School on February 25. Chess Club fees ($15) and tournament fees will be collected through FACTS.

Fall 2016 Season
The Fall 2016 Season ran September 19 - December 9, meeting Fridays after school. The club attended the State Grade Level Individual Championships in Fort Wayne on November 5, with 4th grader Therese Walatka winning her second straight state championship!

For questions about Chess Club, please contact club organizers Sean Kennedy and Todd Walatka.

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