According to Chess Club sponsor Margaret Winans, students who have not yet joined the club are still welcome. If they want to participate, they can simply come to the meetings or speak to the club sponsor, Winans said.
The Chess Club held its first meeting on the first Monday of the school year. Meetings will be every Monday after school in Room F104.
“You can join whenever,” Brian McDonald, officer of Chess Club and senior, said.
The club is student-organized and -run, according to Winans.
“I write the bus passes, that’s about it,” Winans said.
According to club officer and sophomore Sameer Manchanda, players from advanced to beginner skill levels can take part in Chess Club. There are different groups for players of different skill levels and all are invited to join, he said. It is not necessary to even know how to play, as new players can learn.
“It doesn’t really matter how good you are (if you’re willing to join),” club officer and sophomore Andrew Klutz said.
During meetings, members play games with others who are of similar skill level as them. Players can challenge and play whomever they would like to play.
“It’s fun, and you can improve on your game,” McDonald said.
According to Manchanda, Chess Club members planon having monthly blitz tournaments on the first Monday of every month.
Club presidents are also planning on selling Chess Club T-shirts as soon as possible, according Klutz.
Chess Club is still planning and organizing future tournaments and events for the school year. Until then, the club is simply playing chess.
According to Manchanda, “Chess Club the best club, and that is guaranteed.”