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Summit Chess Club FAQ

SummitChessClub
May 9, 2014, 7:30 PM 0
  • What is the objective of the club?

  • I am building this club to empower young children in the society through what I believe is the best game in the world chess. Chess is not only a board game, but is a miniature version of life itself. Many studies on chess show that chess improves creative thinking, creativity, and concentration skills in a person. Which in result improves  standardized test scores and as Dr. Gerard Dullea (1982) states: “. . . we have scientific support for what we have known all along--chess makes kids smarter!” (Chess Life, November, p. 16)

  • What are the activities involved?

  • The activities involved include various things such as tournaments, lessons, chess problems, and videos pertaining to chess.  

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  • What days will you host tournaments?

  • I will be hosting tournaments every other friday between 6 and 8 pm. Other than these tournaments I will host a larger tournament every month on Saturdays and after Sunday prayers.

  • Do you have a website?

  • I actually do have a website and here is the link: summitchessclub.com

  • Am I making money?

  • I am not making any money from these tournaments because all profits received are donated to various charity funds and foundations.

  • Do I also offer individual coaching?

  • I also offer individual coaching to any beginning player who wants to take his game to the next level.

  • Do people have to be rated to play?

  • People do not have to be rated to play and after a certain number of games they will have a USCF rating.

  • Do people have to have USCF membership to participate in rated tournaments?

  • Yes to become a rated player one must have USCF membership and thankfully it only costs 22 dollars for an entire year for one child.

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