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Register NOW for the 2017 Fall CHESS CLUB!

Register NOW for CHESS CLUB!

The Shorewood Hills Elementary School Chess Club is open to all Shorewood School students in Kindergarten through 5th grade of all chess abilities, beginning to advanced. Our Chess Club is led by FIDE (The World Chess Federation) Master Alex Betaneli, who was the Wisconsin state champion in 2000, 2001, 2005, and 2012. He frequently writes for Chess Life, the most widely read American chess magazine. Alex’s students consistently win titles at both state and national levels. In addition, two other highly rated and experienced chess instructors accompany Alex to each session. Parental volunteer Jack Koziol organizes the club for students and the PTO to ensure a safe and fun environment for learning chess.  

This fall the Chess Club will be offering two separate five week sessions. Both sessions are open to students of ALL abilities from beginner to advanced. All levels will taught various aspects of chess through in-class instruction, problem-solving, and peer play.  Children will be grouped according to experience level so that teaching can be tailored to their skill level.


Sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-7pm in the school library.

  • Session I will run from September 19th thru October 17th.

  • Session II will run from November 7th thru December 5th.

Parents should register their students as soon as possible, as space is limited to 32 students per session and is filled on a first come first serve basis. You can register for one or both sessions. There will also be additional sessions offered in the spring; sign up and further information for spring sessions will be available in December.

Fees for joining Chess Club are $60 per session with the option to purchase a t-shirt for an additional $19. Parents should bring a check payable to the SHES PTO to the first meeting. You can register your student for the club by accessing this URL:

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