PS 281 Chess Club & Team

  • 2nd Place ICN Championship U 600

 


Program Vision:

From complete beginners to advancing tournament players our goal is that all PS 281 players can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess. Our PS 281 Team will prepare for local, City, State & National Competitions. Players are matched into groups based on skill, interest level & age. This allows coaches to identify and create the right training environment for each player. (complete beginner - advanced competitors) 

Approximate class groupings:

  • Rooks - 300 + USCF 
  • Bishops - Advancing players with an eye towards competition 
  • Pawns - K/1 introductory coaching and play

Program Rates: 

  • Fall semester - $510

  • Late pick up 5:00 - 6:00 pm - $159 (optional)

  • If you need a one time late pick-up please email ps281chess@gmail.com and provide $20 at pick-up.

10% sibling discount - use code: sibling

Financial assistance available - email ps281chess@gmail.com


Thursdays Chess Club & Team: 

Fall Semester: September 14th - January 25th (16 sessions) 

  • September 14th, 28th

  • October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • November 2nd, 9th, (16th Canceled Half Day) 30th
  • December 7th, 14th, 21st
  • January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Players will meet in the cafeteria directly after-school where they will have a light snack. Training and play will take place in classrooms onsite at PS 281. Pickup will occur at 5 PM in the lobby.

Lateral movements will occur, as we experiment with class grouping and activities to identify the optimal training opportunities for our players. Players will be promoted throughout the season as coaches feel fit. 

A high emphasis on participation, engagement and self-study will be placed on our team groups. 

PS 281 will have a weekly opening meeting, where past weeks success is recognized, the upcoming events are emphasized and expectations and team spirit is reinforced.

* Each PS 111 program member will receive a PS 111 team shirt and also a chesskid.com gold membership


PS 281 Team Competitions:

Our PS 281 Team will compete at local, City, State & National competitions.


Contact Your PS 281 Coaches:

ps281chess@gmail.com

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