The Chess Club/Team is alive and thriving, and is open to students from grades 9 – 12.
Sophomore member Luke Socha explained how the program works.
ai???Our school has a chess club as well as a chess team,” said Socha. “In order to be part of the chess team to play in competitions against other schools, you have to start off first in chess club and work your way onto the team by winning matches.”
Chess Club consists of over 20 students, and is open to anyone who wants to learn how to play or become a better chess player.
Students do not have to know how to play chess prior to signing up for the club. The other people in the club help new members learn how to play, and how to use strategies and techniques that are necessary to win a match against other chess club members.
ai???It (playing in the club) helps a lot with your playing skills,ai??? said Socha.
Just like all other varsity sports, the Chess team Ai??competes in a league against other high schools.
The Chess Club/Team adviser is Mr. Bob Grube, a teacher at the SJHS.
Ai??ai???Mr. Grube makes the club ten times better,ai??? said Socha. “He is a really friendly person and he can make anything fun.”
Chess Club/Team meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. The program runs from September to February.