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.
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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. All students who play chess at Seward are part of the Chess Club and will receive a chess club t-shirt!
Beginner/Intermediate: For students with little to no experience playing chess to those who would like to play chess regularly and attend the occasional tournament. Mondays after school, 2:00 - 4:15pm. Register through Seward Community Education. FULL for Spring session. Contact us to let us know if you'd like to play in Fall 2015. Instructor: Pete Munene
Intermediate: This class runs Nov 5th - May 6, 2015, and ONLY RUNS 2-3:15pm. Students MUST BE PICKED UP AT 3:15); $85/year. Instructor: Bill Garner. Register through Seward Community Education.
Advanced: For students who plan to attend 5 or more chess tournaments during the year. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:15pm. Sessions resume in January 2015. Contact Pete at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
All Levels: All players are welcome. FREE. Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00pm, Matthews Park Center, Resumes January 2015. Instructor: Tim Couture. Contact Pete at email@example.com for more information.
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To learn more about the program or volunteer your time contact Pete Munene, Seward Chess Club Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
2309 28th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55406
Telephone: 612.668.4950 | Fax: 612.668.4960