The St. Brendan Chess Team is open to all interested students grades K-8.   The Chess team meets all Mondays when school is in session, from October to last week of April with occasional Saturday tournament days (encouraged but not required).

A “preview” to chess for any students brand new to chess will take place in the gym on Monday, October 16, 2017 from 3:00-4:15 pm.  Last’s year’s Kindergarten and 1st grade chess players are also welcome to this “refresher” on chess and help explain the game to new students.  We’ll be using the giant life size board in the gym – come and participate as living chess pieces!

The full team (all new and returning players) are invited to the first full team practice on Monday October 23 from 3:00-4:15pm in the art room.

Parent volunteers (even if you don’t know anything about chess) are needed to help the Chess team run smoothly.  If you need more information or are interested in helping with the Chess Team, please contact Ellen Reed at

General Info:    Chess_General_Information 2017-2018
Registration form (return to office by 10/31):    Chess_Registration_2017-2018