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Seward Montessori Chess Club

Seward Chess Club - 1st Place 2014 SCA Statewide Championship (K-6)

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!

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Seward Wins 1st Place Team Trophy for K-6 U1000 at the 2014 US Elementary Championships!
Parents and educators around the world acknowledge that chess is a powerful tool for developing higher order thinking skills, creativity, numerical and verbal aptitudes, and memory. It's also a lot of fun and great to be part of a club. Learn more about why kids should play chess.
The Seward Chess Club welcomes everyone--whether you're already playing chess at home or have never played the game. If your family is interested in participating in chess at Seward and would like to know more, please contact us at sewardchess@gmail.com and one of our Seward Chess Club parents will get in touch with you. Visit our Club History and Highlights and Media Archive pages to learn more.
The Seward Chess Club is always looking for experienced and dedicated coaches and mentors to work with our Chess Club students and families. Contact us if you're interested in volunteering your time. Thanks to current coaches and instructors Tim Couture, Bill Garner, Zach Adams, Don Hooker and Pete Munene for their contributions to the Seward Chess program. 


Support Chess at Seward

Seward Chess Club parents and students participate in fundraising activities to pay for coaching, tournament fees and equipment. We have sold Chinook Books, candy bars and t-shirts and have other fundraisers throughout the year. Please consider donating to support our club members and to help us make chess more accessible to the Seward Montessori community.
We hope that you'll join us in supporting our recent trips to the 2015 Jr High (Louisville, KY) and Elementary (Nashville, TN) National Chess Championships. 
The Chess Club would also like to thank and acknowledge our Chess Club Sponsors for their financial support to our program.