Purpose: The purpose of the Carolina Forest International Elementary Chess Teams are to provide a forum in which chess players of all skill levels can exercise their talents and develop their knowledge of the game and strategic and critical thinking skills. Participation also promotes good character and sportsmanship.
It is important to remember that all students who earn a spot on the chess team will be required to practice and will be competing weekly to be one of the students who will go to the chess tournament in the spring. (2nd-3rd team has five members and 4th-5th team has six members).
Chess instruction is given for all 2nd graders during the first nine weeks. The top eight students who quickly pick up and apply chess strategies are selected for our Chess Team and will receive advance lessons. These students will compete throughout the year for a chance to represent the team in our Onslow County Tournament this Spring.