The Lindfield Public School Chess Club is open to all Lindfield Public School students in Years 2-6 who are interested in chess. To join Chess Club you must first apply to one of the convenors as there is a waiting list. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We currently have approximately 90 members with different skill levels from novices to advanced players.
We hold professional coaching sessions with coaches provided by the Sydney Academy of Chess and also participate in inter-school competitions.
Chess Club aims to provide an opportunity for children to learn and utilise chess skills and to develop related skills such as fair play, strategic decision making and focus. We believe that there are significant benefits that accrue to a child’s broader learning from playing chess including:
Improving critical thinking skills and concentration
Learning good sportsmanship – the ability to win and lose with grace
Developing decision-making and planning skills
Making new friends and having fun!
Chess Club attaches a lot of importance to how members conduct themselves when playing Chess, which is reflected in our Code of Conduct. In particular we place a strong emphasis on fair competition, good sportsmanship and doing your best.
There are several regional and State wide tournaments that members of the Chess Club participate in each year representing Lindfield Public School. We also annually hold internal Lindfield Public School Chess Club tournaments for all members, which usually takes place in Term 3.
In 2016 Chess Club members will represent LPS at the following tournaments:
Term 2 – NSW JCL Primary Schools Chess (Blue, Green and Purple groups) – Fridays;
Term 3 – Lindfield PS Chess Championship (Junior (Year 2) and Senior (Years 3-6));
Term 3 – NSW Interschool Girls Challenge (girls only) – this is usually held in August;
Term 4 – NSW JCL Primary Schools One Day Tournament (Blue and Green groups.)
Chess Club runs every Friday from 3-4pm during the school term. We currently have 4 classes that range from Novice to Advanced, which are taught by professional coaches provided by the Sydney Academy of Chess. Our current coaching team consists of Rick Keuning, Kathy Keustler, Raymond Zhang and Per Mouritsen.
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We hope the Chess Club motivates you and your children to learn more about Chess. Some resources that may help are:
AV aids on youtube – try this video series. These websites contains Chess instruction and lessons: