Sunday, January 24, 2010

5th Place

Jacob Lugo, Matthew Lutz & Christian Ramos captured the 5th place trophy in the Primary School Section of this regional event. Teams from as far away as Laredo participated.

The St. Pius team got this great result despite the fact that they were a player short. (Team standings are based on the top 4 individual scores).

The next event will be February 6th at Del Mar College. Details will be available here shortly.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Welcome to the St. Pius Chess Club Blog

My name is Ivan and I will be the new chess coach at St. Pius Chess.

I am currently coach the SMA Chess Team on the Island: Click here.
We finished in first place in our last tournament.

I love the game of chess and have been playing for a long time. Last year I coached my son's school chess team & we had a lot of fun leaning the game & competing in tournaments. I would like to do the same at
St. Pius. This is a link to the blog I created last year: Click here.

The benefits of kids learning the game have been well documented. Here is information from the
USCF (United States Chess Federation) : Click Here

The following link :
Click here is a great resource where kids (and adults) can learn the game at his or her own pace. I would like all the kids in the team to go through the lessons in order.

If you have any questions please leave them as comments below