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Why Chess?

Research shows, there is a strong correlation between learning to play chess and academic achievement. In 2000, a landmark study found that students who received chess instruction scored significantly higher on all measures of academic achievement, including math, spatial analysis, and non-verbal reasoning ability (Smith and Cage, 2000).

  • “Visual Stimuli tend to improve memory more than any other stimuli …Chess is definitely an excellent memory exerciser, the effects of which are transferable to other subjects where memory is necessary.” ~John Artise – Chess and Education

  • “Pupils who learn chess enjoy a significant increase in their reading skills.” ~Dr. Margulies – The Effect of Chess on Reading Scores - NY

For more information, please contact:

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Daniel Martinez


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2018-2019 Chess Results Tournament

2/2    North LC - Lovell ES
2/9    East   LC - Stone Lakes ES
2/23  West LC - Thornebrooke ES
3/2    Southeast LC - Laureate Park ES 
3/9    Southwest LC - Bay Meadows ES

3/30  MS Division - Sunridge MS
4/6    HS Division - Evans HS

**DISTRICT WIDE TOURNAMENT** UCF Student Union- May 18th, 2019!  

 Check out the 2017 Chess tournament held at UCF last May here: