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The GSA Chess Club is an inclusive, relaxed environment for any student to have fun learning and playing chess.  The mental discipline of getting better at chess improves concentration, logical thinking, memory, spatial visualization, creativity, and sportsmanship.  

Membership is open to all students in grades 1 -8.  There are two groups: the Knights group is for grades 1-4 and the Bishops group is for grades 5-8.  Knights group meet every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm and the Bishops every Wednesday from 7pm to 830pm. 

Chess Sign-up for 2018-2019 School Year

If your child is interested in playing chess this season, please click the sign-up form below, fill out and submit by Friday, November 30.  Start date of this season will be announced soon.

Sign-Up Form


2018 Chess Madness Tournament

Our second GSA Chess Madness Tournament was held on Saturday, March 10. Thank you to all the parents that supported the program and to our coaches, who have shared their time, talent and knowledge of chess. Congratulations to all the participants and the winners!   

Knights Division

Charles Li - 1st Place

Sharon Pinto - Champion

Bishops Division

Jake Grullon - 1st Place

Cassey Maramot - Champion

Chess Master Title - Sharon Pinto

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