You may be surprised to learn that the game of chess has been scientifically proven to have "carry-over" effects on student performance in math and writing skills. Students who play chess often improve their algebra, logical, sequential and problem solving skills. As with other competitive events, chess builds character. It helps players learn to accept their decisions, remain determined, and maintain their confidence. "What I like about the game of chess is that there is nothing hidden and all chance has been eliminated. No dice, no deck of turned cards, no off-the rim shots. Just plain brain-skill. " said a former coach.
Come to enjoy the fun, experience the challenge, prepare for league competition. No sign-up necessary.
The Clay High Chess team successfully competes with the most challenging schools in Northwest Ohio including St. Francis, Maumee Valley Country Day School, Rossford, Central Catholic and Perrysburg. The competition starts in mid-October and concludes in December.
For the fun and challenges, students at all levels are invited to join weekly Chess Club meetings. It's the enjoyable way to sharpen the mind, refine the intellect, and probably boost your grades.
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