Chess Club

2020-2021 Chairs: Michelle Reeves, V Hsiao, and Yan Yang

chessclub@medinapta.org 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT: Chess club starts on Wednesday, 9/30, at 12:30pm. If you have registered your child in chess club but cannot find the link to the virtual class, please contact chessclub@medinapta.org.

 

 

 

Medina Elementary has one of the largest, most award-winning Chess clubs in the Northwest! For the 2020-2021 school year, Chess Club will continue with Virtual Online Training with smaller class sizes for Grades 1 through 5. All chess club members will receive a FREE ChessKid.com Gold membership with their paid tuition. We will have 6 coaches with approximately 102 spots available (down from 145) for the 2020-2021 school year.


Due to the restrictions of online training, we regret we cannot offer a Kindergarten class this year. However, Kindergarteners and other non- Chess Club students can purchase a ChessKid.com Gold membership valid through 8/31/21 for only $20 (regular annual price: $49).

 

Purchase Gold Membership

Open to other grades on Sept. 14

 

 

IMPORTANT: All students will need a personal device that supports Zoom to participate in Chess Club. BSD-issued laptops block all video-conferencing platforms and unapproved web content, including all formats of Zoom. If you have any questions or need any support, please contact pta@medinapta.org

 



Registration 

Registration opens: September 14, 2020 at 8:30am.

 

How to Register: Find the Chess Club registration form in My Family's Forms/Paperwork once registration opens. Complete the form and payment. Your registration is confirmed only after payment is received.

 

Cost: $425 ($550 for grade 4-5th advanced)

Fee covers coach's fees, ChessKid.com Gold membership, and t-shirts. 

 


Club Meetings

Chess Club meets Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm (12:30-2:00pm for the grade 4-5th advanced class).

 

Chess Club meeting dates:

Sept: 30
Oct: 7, 14, 21, 28
Nov: 4, 18 (Holidays on Nov. 11 and 25)
Dec: 2, 9, 16 (Winter Break on Dec. 23)
Jan: 7, 13, 20, 27 
Feb: 3, 10, 24 (Mid-Winter Break on Feb. 17)
March: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April: 7, 21, 28 (Spring Break on Apr. 16)
May: 5, 12, 19 

 


2019-2020 Recap

A friendly reminder that all 2019-2020 Medina Chess club students have FREE gold membership at chesskid.com throughout the summer through September! It's a great way to play with friends and improve their chess skills in a safe environment. Have your kids check out the "Medina Chess Club news" on the site. After September, your child's chesskid.com account will remain active regardless of whether they have gold status or not. 

 

Congratulations to all the students that participated in the first ever online Washington State Chess Championship Tournament in May. Medina Elementary took FIRST PLACE in the 1st-3rd grade and 4th-6th grade team awards. We want to thank you and your children for another great year of the Medina Chess Club!