Chess Team

Club / Activity: Chess Club / Chess Team

Advisor(s): Steve Gilgur (sgilgur@mlschools.org)

The Chess Club is designed to continue a tradition of competitive chess for Mountain Lakes and its youth. Chess evokes friendly competitive spirit, while also engaging the brain with an exhaustive workout of strategy and skill. There are about 25 students on the Chess Team. Considered a winter sport, the club meets twice a week from October through February. After February, the group will still meet occasionally for friendly peer to peer games and discussions for the following year. The Club highlights and/or accomplishments from last year are the home and away competitions with 5 other school, with the potential for individuals to earn a Varsity letter. Mr. Gilgur states that the goals for this year are “to build on last years success and get uniforms, new chess equipment, grants, and add more schools to our competitive league.”