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League Start Up

League Start Up

Students are dependent on a principal or teacher to create a school chess league. Only that educator can unlock the door to the great critical thinking skills offered by chess competition. We go into support mode once an educator decides to “turn the key” and schedule an appointment with us.

HTD

HTD

The HTD (Head Tournament Director) is an educator from the host or area school who guides the “tournament day” logistics. The HTD is the direct liaison with ChessDr support services and has our unlimited, free support. Working in conjunction with the host principal, the HTD runs or delegates all the chess related activities in the host cafeteria. We have been there and know how to facilitate your development!

Facilities

Facilities

The cafeteria (or alternate playing area) is home to a school chess league. The HTD must make arrangements with the host principal to secure the use of the cafeteria/playing area on each tournament day. The cafeteria/playing area will become an arena of intense critical thinking and great public relations during school chess league play!

League Saturdays

Saturdays

The school chess league comes to life in the fall as registered K-12 players and coaches from area schools (Christian, private, charter, home schools, public, etc.) converge on the host cafeteria or playing area to compete. The players battle for individual and school team points, while spectators watch them exercise their critical thinking skills in silent battle grounds.

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Testimonials

"Bringing a group of elementary school kids to their 1st "official" tournament can cause some anxiety in them.  The Chess Dr. eased those concerns by running a well organized event with emphasis on good sportsmanship and having fun..."

-Daniel Acton
Ocoee (FL) Elementary School chess club coach

"...The kids were matched up with others of equal strength as much as possible so everyone had a chance to make some points for their team.  Communication with the parents was great, match-ups and results posted on site as well as sent electronically to coaches and sponsors..."

-Daniel Acton
Ocoee (FL) Elementary School chess club coach

"...Many, many certificates, medals and trophies were awarded to make the last round of the Gran Prix a highlight! Thank you Chess Dr. for making chess fun!  My kids can't wait to go back next year."

-Daniel Acton
Ocoee (FL) Elementary School chess club coach

"Chess Dr. provides a supportive opportunity for chess players at every level. The momentum that we gained from this tournament has contributed to a greater interest in our school's chess program and has led to a more focused path to development."

Nicholas Koebe
Passport School
Orlando, FL

"During the past school year, Zellwood Elementary was proud to host a number of Chess Dr. chess tournaments. This was a choice of pride for our students and their parents. It was wonderful for our students to have the opportunity to be able compete with students from our school district and schools from other areas. The matches were exciting and it was inspiring to see children of all ages engaged with and excited about critical thinking."

Frank Mattucci

Principal
Zellwood Elementary School
Zellwood, FL