LINC Chess Initiative

A LINC Chess student makes her next move.

A LINC Chess student makes her next move.

LINC believes that chess is a great way for children to learn and think strategically. We support active chess clubs in the afterschool program at many LINC Caring Communities sites. Students in LINC chess programs regularly compete in local tournaments. The programs use chess to enhance students' self-confidence, thinking skills and academic achievement.

Click here to see a list and map of current LINC Chess programs.

LINC Chess K-12 Tournaments

All LINC Chess tournaments are FREE to participate, but we require that students be pre-registered via for EACH tournament. Players who are not pre-registered will not be allowed to play in the first round (but can join starting at the second round). 

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Volunteer with LINC Chess

LINC Chess is always looking for volunteers, whether for help at sites, during a tournament, or anywhere in between. Let us know if you're interested.

LINC Chess News

Results: LINC Chess K-12 tournament at NKCHS

One hundred and sixty two students competed at the LINC Chess K-12 tournament at North Kansas City High School on Sat., April 5. The next tournament will be the End of Year tournament Sat., May 3 at Hickman Mills Jr. High School.

LINC Chess K-12 Tournament at North Kansas City High School, April 5

With the season well underway, LINC Chess students are preparing for the upcoming K-12 tournament at North Kansas City High School on Saturday, April 5.

Results: LINC Chess Girls Tournament at Holliday Montessori

Local students from a total of 25 schools participated in the LINC Chess Girls Tournament this year at Holliday Montessori in the Kansas City Public Schools.

Results-38 schools participate in K-12 LINC Chess tournament

Rankings from the first K-12 LINC Chess tournament of the year at Fire Prairie Upper Elementary School in Fort Osage School District. 

LINC Chess Year-End Tournament hosts 168 - Photos

Nearly 170 students participated in the annual Year-End Chess Tournament on Sat., May 4, at Hickman Mills Jr. High School.

LINC Chess hosts 181 at North Kansas City tournament

LINC Chess hosted 181 students at its first North Kansas City tournament on April 6, 2013.

Chess expands in number, geography

The LINC Chess program continues to expand, both in number of students and geographically.