Did you know that Seward Montessori has a national championship team?
That's right! The Seward Montessori Sharks Chess Club sent six students to Dallas, TX from May 8-12, 2014 to particpate in "Nationals," or the US Elementary Chess Championship.
As the crown of a great chess season, Seward's K-6 U1000 team of Noah Muller, Nelson Munene, Marshall Urban and Tiger Worku beat out 34 other teams to win the title. In a field of 238 players, Noah finished 131st, Tiger 22nd and Marshall and Nelson finished 6th and 7th respectively. Soren Kung and Malcolm Munene earned 4.0 and 3.0 points respectively in their sections.
The Seward Montessori Chess Club has been in existence and successful since the late 1990s and has sent winning teams to various local, state and national tournaments. These students have worked very hard over the years to develop their skills and improve their play.
Most recently, the Seward chess club sent two teams to the 2015 National Elementary and 2015 Junior High Chess Championships where they finished 7th in the K-6 U1000 section and 2nd in the K-9 U1250 section. Congratulations Sharks!
The Seward Sharks will be competing in the Jr. High National Chess Championship in Indianapolis, IN from April 14-18, 2016. Help support our trip by donating now.
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"Chess has the ability to light a fire in a child's imagination. Once you do that, you have the most powerful force in the world."
— Maurice Ashley
Chess teaches planning and foresight and exercises the part of the brain responsible for judgment and self-control. Learn more about the benefits of chess.
The Seward Montessori Chess Club will be offering instruction at the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels for the 2015-16 school year. All students who play chess at Seward are part of the Chess Club and will receive a chess club t-shirt! Formal chess club meetings will begin in September. Contact us now if you would like to participate during the school year.
Seward Community Ed | Beginner - Intermediate Chess: Registration for Winter Session Wednesday afternoon classes has been completed.
Winter Drop-in Community Chess - All Levels: All players are welcome. FREE but registration with Minneapolis Park and Rec required. Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00pm, Jan 14, 2016 to March 31, 2016. Matthews Park Rec Center. Activity Number is: 58843 [ Search Park Rec Activities ]
Program Description: New to chess or looking for a challenging game? Come join your friends and neighbors at Matthews Park Rec Center for casual chess this winter. All ages and levels are welcome. Bring your own chess set and clock or check one out from Matthews Park front desk. This program is sponsored by Matthews Park and the Seward Montessori Chess Club.
Seward Montessori Chess Club coaches and volunteers may be available for questions and instruction for parts of these sessions. This program is Free but registration is required. Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and all participants are responsible for being courteous and respectful of those in attendance and maintaining the chess playing area. Questions? Contact Pete Munene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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