CHESS FOR YOUNG NOVA SCOTIANS
Last updated February 24, 2013.
Chess at Any Age! Young people enjoy playing chess. And time
and time again, chess has been shown to improve the scholastic abilities
of young people. Why? Well chess requires logical thinking skills and the ability to
concentrate. So chess players
"exercise" those skills whenever they play.
And when you consider that young people are self-motivated to play chess
and the chess sets are not costly in comparison to many of today's board
games and video games, you have to conclude that
chess is good for young people! In some parts of the world - particularly
eastern Europe, chess is part of school work,
especially in mathematics. Perhaps schools in Nova Scotia should do more to promote chess!
Learn more about this at the web page of the NOVA SCOTIA SCHOLASTIC CHESS ASSOCIATION.
The Junior Chess site in British Columbia has a useful section on "TOURNAMENT RULES FOR JUNIOR PLAYERS".
(a much more comprehensive list of youth events, past and future, may be found at the NOVA SCOTIA SCHOLASTIC CHESS ASSOCIATION)
Do you have a High School Chess club? Please let us know at email@example.com so we can list your club here!
- The Dartmouth Library Children's Chess Tournament, tournament director Don Bidgood, was a fine success on Saturday, March 12, 2005 with 67 contestants in three categories.
The winners in each section were:
Advanced Level (ten contestants):
First Prize: Shane Wang Clayton Park Junior High
Second Prize: Charles Lu Park West
Intermediate Level (thirty two contestants):
First Prize: Fred Lu Park West
Second Prize: Andrew Morrison Cornwallis
Third Prize: Abdul Kazak Grosvenor Wentworth
Beginners Level (twenty five contestants):
First Prize: Thomas Hammond Halifax Grammar
Second Prize: Jeffrey Wang Duc d'Anville
Third Prize: Robert Brown Oceanview Elementary
Congratulations to all the participants!
Nova Scotia High School and Youth Chess Clubs:
- HRM - Dartmouth The DARTMOUTH JUNIOR CHESS CLUB is open to children from 6
to 16. It meets from September through June on Saturdays 1 - 4:00 PM at
the Alderney Gate Library, Dartmouth next to the ferry terminal. Call Don
Bidgood (902) 463-7667 or the Halifax Regional Library - Youth Services
Department (902) 490-5748 for information. Adult help, either regularly
or occasionally, is always welcome: non-Chess players to assist with the
registration desk, and Chess players to help with the young members. Call
Don Bidgood if you can lend a hand.
- Shubenacadie - SHUBENACADIE DISTRICT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHESS CLUB meets Tuesdays for
grade 4 and Thursdays for grade 5 at Shubenacadie District School during
lunch hours. Contact Eileen Dwyer-Crane for
- Truro - CEC HIGH SCHOOL CHESS CLUB
meets 3:00 Wednesdays and Fridays at the Cobequid Educational Centre.
Former members and students from other high schools and junior highs are
invited to come out to our club. We are also looking for adults who would
be willing to do a little bit of coaching.
- Antigonish -
DR.HUGH MACPHERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHESS
CLUB meets Monday
afternoons from 2:45 to 4:30pm. Cindy Murphy (tel.# 902-863-0218) is
organizing it with the help of teacher Mr. Bob Rodgers and support of high
school student, Jonathan Taylor.
At the moment children from grades 1 to 6 from the elementary school
play one afternoon per week (Monday). The enrolment is approximately 24
with a core group of 14 regulars.
- Bridgewater - BRIDGEWATER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHESS CLUB meets Thursday's at lunch time in the library of Bridgewater Elementary School.
Contact Mitch Landry 902-543-9197.
- Greenwich - Horton High School Chess Club
meets Wednesdays at 1:15pm in Room #1610. Contact Helen Seymour, Tel. 902-542-6060.
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