Welcome to the HMS Chess Club

  • Chess Club Students & Parents, 
    There will be 2 tournaments this year and they will be held on December 6th and May 23rd.  Tournaments are run using chess clock timers (each member gets a maximum of 10 minutes and are single elimination.  There is a $1 registration fee for players and spectators and that money will go towards chess club for use of purchasing supplies.  There will be 4 places that will receive a trophy (the trophy will get face plate – once we know the names of the winners).  The tournament ends around 5:00 and students who are eliminated may choose to stay and play or watch the continuation of the tournament or call home to be picked up sooner.  Parents are welcome to come and watch on those dates (no coaching during matches).

    Chess club runs from 3:15 until 4:15 and meets in the hallway between the cafeteria and P.E. weightlifting rooms (listen to announcements if there is a room change).  Tournaments are played in the cafeteria.  Students must be picked up at the front of the school by no later than 4:30.  I volunteer my time and can not wait for students to be riding the activity bus.  If your ride is later than 4:30 then you will no longer be able to stay for chess club.  I will walk all students to the front of the school and ready to be picked up by 4:15.  All HMS students are allowed to attend and may miss some meetings.  HMS code of conduct is expected.  I have no limit on number of chess club members and in order to function as a club – HMS conduct is paramount. We had over 60 different members last year.  Students from beginner/non player to expert are all welcome.  I order boards and chess clocks through www.wholesalechess.com and many times they will have special deals on shipping and discounts.  I will order chess items on August 25th – so if you wish to send in your order to me – ordering in bulk will help save money on shipping and any savings could be transferred to helping chess club order clocks and boards.  I know students may be tracked out on some of these dates – they can come to school at 3:15 and join us or miss the meeting – no problem.
    Once again, please make sure you are here to pick up your child on time and no later than 4:30.  I deplore having to let the student know that they are no longer allowed to attend chess club so please be on time.
  • Meeting Dates

    • 08/09/2017
    • 08/23/2017
    • 09/06/2017
    • 09/20/2017
    • 11/01/2017
    • 11/15/2017
    • 12/06/2017 - Tournament ($1 Registration Fee)
    • 02/07/2018
    • 02/21/2018
    • 03/07/2018
    • 03/21/2018
    • 05/02/2018
    • 05/16/2018
    • 05/23/2018 - Tournament ($1 Registration Fee)