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Richards Chess Team

Welcome to the Richards chess team page. This year we will meet, practice, and compete in virtual chess tournaments until further notice via If this changes, we will be in person. Hopefully you will be able to join us regardless of your playing ability.
Lichess Link:
Mission Statement: The vision of the Richards Chess is to develop important leadership skills in our students while providing a fun, competitive, and engaging atmosphere that encourages cooperation and friendship. Chess is designed to nurture critical thought in young minds while teaching students how to communicate and execute complex ideas. While doing so, the team will foster a healthy sense of sportsmanship that will prepare students to succeed in life.

Why Join? One of the best experiences you can have at school is to be part of a strong, enthusiastic school team. One of the advantages of joining the chess team is that you begin playing immediately. Chess has many levels of competitive play, with tournament sections often designated by playing ability and skill. You will be able to play in practice and in tournaments throughout the season.
We meet every Tuesday from 3:15-5:00 for practice and conference matches.
South Suburban Chess Conference Schedule
10/05/21 at Richards (Red Division Tournament)
10/12/21 home versus Reavis 
10/19 home versus Eisenhower
10/26/21 at Argo
11/16/21 at Evergreen Park
12/07/21 at Shepard
12/15/21 home versus Oak Lawn
01/18/22 at Shepard versus Argo
We will also participate in Saturday tournaments as well.
First Semester Goals:
1 Practice virtually every Tuesday and learn strategy and tactics.
2 Participate in virtual conference matches
3 Participate in virtual Saturday tournaments.
South Suburban Chess Conference: TBA
Saturday Tournaments: TBA

Any questions, please contact: Mr. Montes