Haigh Elementary School

New Chess Practice Times



At this time, I think we will run the main chess practice times from 3:45 to 4:30 on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  This year, I think we will try to start on October 21st.  If a student cannot attend both of these practice sessions, they can stop in to the library on Thursday morning from 7:30 to 8:15 A.M.  (I will need at least one parent to help on Thursday mornings.)  Students will need to attend two practice sessions a week.

Please note that there is a standard 20. amount for each student on the Haigh chess team.  See below for additional information.

We will teach the students in the chess club how to play chess. We start with the basics, move on to strategy and tactics, and compete in tournaments.

If you would like some resources to help your child to learn chess at home there are many available.  Three books that can help are, “Back to Basics; Fundamentals” by Branislav Francuski, “Winning Chess Strategy for Kids, by Jeff Coakley, and “The Chess Tactics Workbook” by Al Woolum.  An excellent chess computer program to purchase is called Chessmaster 10th edition. I recently saw it in stores for PCs at $10.  I also have some websites that would be excellent resources for players to use.  The first two websites have a variety of information for players at any level.  The websites are https://www.kidchess.com, and https://www.checkmatesusa.com.  Next, I have a website that has many easy to follow printable worksheets for players to study and practice.  The website is https://www.rockfordchess.org/instruction/.  Finally, I have a website that has an easy to follow video for players to watch to learn the basics of chess.  The video is located on the left side of the home page.  The website is https://chesskid.com.  This website also has information for players at any level.  I hope some of these resources will be useful for you and your child to learn more about chess.