• Chess Club

     If your child already knows how to play chess and wants opportunities to play with others or to learn more about the game, the Ligon Chess Club is a great way to have fun, learn, and play lots of chess! 

    Please register for the 2021-2022 chess club using this online form: https://bit.ly/LigonOnlineChessClubRegistration 

    Our chess club is sponsored by the Ligon PTA, led by enthusiastic parent volunteers, and is open to all Ligon students who know how to play chess. We meet online on the 1st and 3rd Monday each month (excluding holidays and teacher workdays) from 4:00 – 4:45 pm throughout the school year. Our first meeting will be Monday, Sept. 20. We learn new chess skills and practice them by playing chess on ChessKid.com.

    Our club will play as a team in local US Chess Federation (US Chess) tournaments including the NC Championship. We will also organize our own US Chess-rated tournaments and hope to find other schools to join us in online friendly games during the academic year.

    We will collect an activity fee of $25 per student which will provide each student with a 1 year US Chess membership and a 1 year ChessKid Gold subscription. Financial aid is available. The activity fee also covers ratings fees when we hold our online tournaments. 

    Other useful chess resources:

    Ligon Chess Club Registration: Please register for 2021-2022 and share the link with friends who are interested. https://bit.ly/LigonOnlineChessClubRegistration

    Ligon chess club private Facebook group

    Indermaur Chess Foundation - articles on using ChessKid, resources for NC schools interested in starting chess clubs

    ChessStream.com/NC/Ligon - current ratings and uploaded games of Ligon players, NC K-12 school and player rankings, live streaming of tournament games

    NC Chess Association - K-12 and open chess tournaments in NC, local chess events

    Triangle Chess - local K-12 tournaments, weekly chess league, lessons, and camps

    US Chess Player/Rating Lookup - search on your child's name, then click on the "Tnmt. Hst" tab to see his or her latest tournament results

    WholesaleChess.com - chess sets, equipment, and supplies