CYO Chess Program for children in Grades 3 thru 8. This program is both for beginners learning to play Chess and for more experienced players.
The registration fee is $125 and includes a travel chess set with a vinyl board that can be rolled up for travel along with a team jersey.
St. Aidan’s Chess teams will play 10 matches against other Parish Teams. We anticipate that the matches will be held on Friday evenings commencing on December 8th and will run into February.
In addition, the St. Aidan team will enter a minimum of three Chess Tournaments (to be held at St. Ignatius School in Hicksville on Saturdays, Dec. 16th, Jan. 13th and Feb. 3rd).
The team will be divided into age groups as follows: 3rd and 4th grade; 5th and 6th grade; 7th and 8th grade. We expect the 3rd and 4th grade to focus on learning the game of chess, with an emphasis on instruction, but they will also play in matches.
In addition to the matches CYO of Long Island will be holding instructional clinics open to all registered players. St. Aidan CYO will hold practice learning sessions during the middle of the week throughout the season.