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DPL Chess Club

New season starts Jan. 21, 2023

Chess Club 2022 Survey

Did you participate in our 2022 Chess Club? Please take this short survey to help us plan for 2023! Thanks!

Who: Kids 2nd grade and up, all ability levels welcome
When: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Where: Children's Auditorium, Decatur Public Library

Kids 2nd grade through high school, join us for a new season of Chess Club at the Decatur Public Library! Whether you're just wanting to learn or have lots of experience, you'll find helpful instruction and friends to play with.

Each session will start out with a short period of instruction, learning new chess skills, followed by time to play chess with each other. This semester we’ll review piece strategies while focusing more on endgame strategies. We might even wrap up the session with a tournament!

The program is free. Advance registration is recommended so participants can receive program reminders, updates, and information. Walk-ins are also welcome and can register then.

Even if you registered last season, please register again for 2023 so we know who is continuing to participate. The registration form is below.

Our program leader is Ben Steele, educator with the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension 4-H program. Ben was a teacher for 21 years and has years of experience organizing school chess clubs and tournaments.

Scheduled dates:

  • Saturday, Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 4, 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 18, 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 1, 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 15, 10:30 a.m.

In partnership with 4-H, University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service

University of Illinois* U.S. Department of Agriculture* Local Extension Councils Cooperating University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-877-6042. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access need.
Registration Form
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