Here is some information about a local chess club in Norman. They are a great group run by several caring adults, including a grandparent of a Washington student. Check it out if your child has an interest in Chess.
Chess for Children-Norman/CC-N
Chess for Children-Norman formed in the spring of 2022 to create a fun learning experience for beginning chess players in grades 1-5. David Wilson is volunteering his time to teach young players the game of chess. David is a retired teacher/counselor, having 30 years with NPS at Jackson Elementary, where he also sponsored a chess club for the school. Donna Green is the group communications person and also a retired and former teacher.
-We meet at the First Presbyterian Church of Norman, 555 S. University, Alexander Hall with entry on the south side of the building. The church provides the space, set up, and snacks/water. Also, free parking in church lots. The club follows the church’s practice for the safety of children in this space. Children must be accompanied by an adult who remains in the building and available for their children [bathroom needs, drinks, etc.].
-C4C follows the NPS school calendar for holidays and weather-related events. Also, if the weather develops in the day, the church may also cancel events. Text messages will be sent asap and also a notice will be posted on the C4C Facebook page.
-The group will meet on Thursday afternoons from 3:30- 4:30 for beginning learners. And established players meet from 4:30-5:30. Mr. Wilson will assign players to an appropriate group.
-CC-N is for grades 1-5
Coming in September , 2023, there will be a middle school group that will meet at St. Stephens Methodist Church. Further details to follow.
-Share the group information with others and invite them to come
-Club announcements can be found at the Facebook page, Chess for Children-Norman. This is the best way to contact the club.
· Learn the rules of the game
· Learn new strategies
· Learn the history and etiquette of the game
· Make new friends
· Have fun