Welcome to the Club!
We’d like to welcome our new and returning club members. Our club typically does not meet on any Friday that precedes an extended holiday weekend or when there is a Clayton Chess Tournament later that evening. The gentleman in charge of the Clayton County Tournaments has been working on this possibly being held at a different location, and I will let you know when I hear more information about the dates and times.
Scheduled Dates for 2017-18 are on the school's website calendar.October 20November 3December 1,8January 19, 26February 2, 9March 9, 23
There is no cost for joining the Inman Chess Club. We hope to host at least one tournament this year, to raise funds for purchasing supplies (primarily game clocks, batteries, replacement pieces, and tournaments). More info to come!
This year, I will use a program called “Remind” to communicate information to club members and their parents. Remind (formerly Remind 101) allows me to send updates, alerts, and reminders via text message and email. The instructions for signing up were attached to your child’s Chess Club application, but in case you missed those, simply text this message “@cb26gc” to this number: 81010 and follow the instructions... or click on the following link to sign up:
If you would like to purchase an “Inman Chess Club” embroidered polo shirts, they are now available for $15 each. The shirts are black and are available in sizes youth-large and above (the YM are extremely small, even for our youngest players). If you would like one, please fill out an online order form and send in a $15 payment (cash or check made payable to Inman ES) to Mrs. Keller. You can also order directly from Wear Me Inc. in Fayetteville if you prefer. Thanks!
I highly encourage club members and parents to make use of free online tools or resource for learning more about chess. One great site is www.chesskid.com. There are also plenty of instructional videos on youtube.com, but students should be supervised by an adult when searching and/or viewing YouTube.
- A weekly transportation note is not necessary if you are attending chess club.
- Attendance each week is totally optional, BUT...
- It's assumed that chess club members ARE staying after unless told otherwise, and...
- A reminder will be sent home for any week that chess club will not meet (i.e. tournaments)
- Note: Late pick-ups (after 3:40) will still go to ASP, and you may be charged applicable fees.
"Chess teaches foresight, by having to plan ahead; vigilance, by having to keep watch over the whole chess board; caution, by having to restrain ourselves from making hasty moves; and finally, we learn from chess the greatest maxim in life - that even when everything seems to be going badly for us we should not lose heart, but always hoping for a change for the better, steadfastly continue searching for the solutions to our problems."
- Benjamin Franklin
* New opportunity for those who wish to attend - Free Chess Club Meetings held at the Bridge Community Center in Peachtree City.
It will be held the last Tuesday each month from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. It is open to all who want to play chess.Chess Tournament News:Congrats to Inman's 2017 Chess Team for attending the Super National Chess Tournament in May! We are proud of you! Inman players - Allie Ball, Lockie Morton, Gavin Frasier, John Carter Keller and Matthew Keller. Ths SUPER Nationals includes elementary, middle and high school students, and is a much greater challenge than a National Tournament especially once rated. According to US Chess, "SuperNationals VI is the largest rated tournament in history, with the final tally at 5577." Wow - how brave are our 5 kiddos to brave so many rated players. Many of the matches were played against middle school students, and our players had some wins, some losses, and even a stalemate. Wow! Way to rise to the challenge!
Congratulations to our students that competed in the tournament at Trinity Christian School in March - so exciting to bring home a trophy!!
Thank you for supporting Inman's own Chess Tournament May 5, 2017!
AWESOME CHESS NEWS!!! - Inman placed 4th in the National Chess Tournament in Nashville, TN!! You can find this article in The Citizen, as well!
May 6th, 7th, and 8th, six of our Inman Chess Club members travelled to Nashville, TN to compete in the K-6 National Chess Championships. We all stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, which is where the competition was held. It was our first time ever competing in a large, official event such as this. The tournament was USCF (United States Chess Federation) sanctioned, and there were approximately 2400 elementary and middle school students from across the U.S. and other countries competing in various skill-level brackets. Since this was our first time playing in a USCF event, our team battled it out against 11 other teams in the "Unrated" bracket . We went for the experience, with no real expectations other than learning and having fun. However, our students brought their best, played their hearts out, and we won 4th place! They awarded us a huge team trophy, and each player received a plaque. It was a remarkable achievement, and I'm so proud of them! I'm also very grateful to the parents and grandparents that sacrificed a significant amount of time & money, provided their own travel & accommodations, and served as full-time chaperones for 3 full days and nights. They helped make our dream and vision a reality, and I can't them enough. We hope our experience and accomplishment will motivate others to take up the game, join the Inman Chess Club, and participate in chess tournaments. Check out the team standings here! We are so very proud of our Inman players placing 4th in a National Chess Tournament!
Press Release from Inman's First trip to Nashville for the Naional Chess Tournament - http://bit.ly/2b0ezhfThey went for the experience of a national chess competition, but ended up walking away with one of the top placements in their skill-level bracket.Chess Team Earns a Top Placement at National Tournament.Six members of the Inman Elementary Chess Club competed in the 2016 K-6 National Chess Championships in Nashville, Tennessee, and placed fourth in their first official national tournament sanctioned by the United States Chess Federation (USCF).The team members are Dean Hales, Gavin Frazier, John Carter Keller, Allie Ball, Bryce Bennett, and Lockie Morton. They battled against 11 others in the “Unrated “ bracket, reserved for those with no prior experience playing in a USCF event. The team received a trophy for the fourth place victory, and each member was presented with a plaque.Their coach and founder of the Inman Elementary Chess Club, Charlie Harper, says the students brought their best and played hard to earn one of the top awards at their first national event.“We went for the experience, with no real expectations other than learning and having fun. It was a remarkable achievement, and I am so proud of them,” says Harper. “I hope our experience and accomplishment will motivate others to take up the game and join the Inman Chess Club.”Approximately 2,400 elementary and middle school students from across the United States and other countries competed in the championship.Harper says he also wants to commend the parents and grandparents of the team members who sacrificed a lot of time and money, providing their own transportation and accommodations, and serving as fulltime chaperones for three full days and nights.“They helped make our dream and vision a reality, and I can’t thank them enough,” he says.