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ABS Chess Team, State Competition 2020

Shepard Chess Team

Mission of the Shepard Chess Team:
The Shepard chess team strives to build community among students through playing and competing in chess. As of this moment, practices will be held in-person at Shepard. Decisions are still being made in regards to the format of the competition season. We participate in regional and state-wide competitive tournaments and provide opportunities for students to rise to the occasion and succeed in a setting that encourages learning and excelling in this timeless game.
Our goals for the 2021-2022 school year:
  • Create a fun community for students to enjoy learning about and playing chess with their peers.
  • Participate in a competition season with other schools in our conference.
  • Increase tactical knowledge of the game and provide students with outside resources that would also develop their skills.
  • Qualify for State in February!!
Meeting Information:
General Meetings/ Practices: Wednesdays: 3:20pm - 4:30pm, Room 221A
Competitions (likely beginning in October): Tuesdays after school. Locations TBD.
Our Competition Season
A usual competition season would involve travel to other schools to participate in matches and tournaments. COVID 19 is affecting the ability of all extracurricular activities to meet/travel, and chess is no exception. Decisions are still being made amongst coaches in the conference of how matches will be played. This page will be updated as more information comes. Luckily, chess can easily be played virtually if needed!
Once finalized, the competition season schedule can be found on our Google Classroom:
Chess Club Google Classroom Join Code: le242ag 
If you are interested in joining, please join the Google Classroom or contact