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We are excited to once again offer this activity for our students in grades 4-6, after school on Fridays from 3:05-4:00, starting on Nov. 5.

You might be interested to know that chess is a game but it's also a sport:

The International Olympic Committee considers chess to be a sport. Why? Chess requires physical exertion as mental exertion manifests itself physically. Chess has rules and etiquette which are officially recognized internationally. Chess is competitive as the participating players feel the drive to win.

We are encouraging our girls to join this year. It’s a great opportunity to learn a really fun game! Please see our rationale:

Here’s a brief history of chess at SFDS School:


Officially started the SFdS Chess Club on February 2019

29 students registered for Level One.

25 students completed Level 1 and our Internal Tournament by June.

Acquired 10 Competition Grade chess sets

Acquired and donated 10 Medium Size chess sets to various students for home practice

Registered 5 Chess Books with SFdS Library


Acquired five Chess Timer Clocks

Rozelle Latorre joins the Club as Instructor Assistant 

15 students registered for Level 1. Training for Regional Tournaments took place. 

Participation in Regional Tournaments and CFC grading

John P wins in the Regional Tournament and qualifies for BC Chess Provincials Tournament.