Welcome to the 2019-2020 Riverfield Chess Club!

 


Connecticut State Champions in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2018, and 2019


Entering its 21 st year, Riverfield’s award-winning Chess Club is for 1 st through 5 th grade
girls and boys of all experience levels – beginner to advanced. Chess is a time-tested game,
dating back over 1,500 years. It is a fantastic way for children to learn critical thinking and
strategy and to build self-esteem and confidence, all while having lots of fun. Our club includes:

 

A beginner class for players new to our Chess Club

 

Weekly, skill-level-appropriate game play

 

Weekly chess problems for beginners, intermediate and advanced players

 

Three in-house tournaments done by skill level or by grade

 

Regularly updated player ratings for every child

 

A single-session, in-house parent-child tournament

 

A head-to-head competition with Burr Elementary School in Fairfield

 

A home-and-home chess exchange with our sister school, Cesar A. Batalla School in Bridgeport

 

Prizes and recognitions throughout the year

 

Year-end awards breakfast and trophy presentations

 

Voluntary play in external tournaments on Riverfield’s “Chess Team”

 

The registration fee is $75.00 for one child or $125.00 for one family (regardless of how
many children). Chess Club meets most Friday mornings at 8:00 a.m. Parent volunteers are
welcome (and necessary) – no knowledge of chess is needed and younger siblings can tag along
if supervised. Here are the important startup dates:

• A parents-only organizational meeting will be held on September 20, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
in the APR.
• Registration deadline is Monday, September 23, 2019.
• The Beginner’s Class (for new members) starts on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8:00
a.m. in the Library and runs for 5 weeks.
• Full Chess Club (for returning members) starts on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
in the APR.

 

Please click these links for a Calendar and an Information Sheet / Registration Form
All questions should please be directed to the Chess Club’s Parent-Director, Matt
Tuccillo, via email at matt_tuccillo@yahoo.com. We hope to see you at Chess Club!

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