The Youth Learning Center will be hosting its first chess tournament this Saturday, February 2, for students in grades 5th-8th. The tourney is a four-round team tournament.
It is unique to most tournaments as the team members do not have to be from the same school. Also, teams can be of any size. The more players on a team, the better your chances of victory. Don’t have a team? We will put you on an ad hoc team at the door. The entry fee is rock bottom at just $5 per player. No memberships to any association is required.
If the tournament wasn’t going to be fun enough, the players will get to select their own free lunch from Subway, Domino’s, or Chik-Fil-A!
For parents, there will be a food truck parked right outside for you to purchase some great cuisine. So come on down to the Youth Learning Center this Saturday at 9 a.m. and register a team, the bigger the better!
CCSCSL Instructor Mike Kummer has been teaching at the Youth Learning Center since the fall of 2010. In that 2.5 year span, he has seen his students benefit greatly from chess.
“Chess enhances reasoning skills. When the kids play with no ‘takebacks,’ it teaches kids there are severe consequences to making a bad move,” Kummer said. “They then apply that same logic to life and then choose not to act out. The maturity of the kids from the first day of class to the last is truly impressive.”
The Youth Learning Center is located within walking distance of the Chess Club. It is located on Olive near Taylor. The address is 4471 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63108.
The Youth Learning Center strives to enrich the lives of underprivileged youth with creative activities. The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is proud to assist in making this chess tournament a fun and pleasant experience for all.
Click here for more information about this great event or to register your student!