LINC Chess Initiative
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.
Summer 2013 Programs
This summer we are excited to offer three ways for your child to stay involved with LINC Chess. Click here for more information.
- Week-long Chess Camps (8am-noon, M-F)
Warford Elementary: June 17-21 (Hickman Mills)
Chouteau Elementary: July 8-12 (North Kansas City)
Chess camps are offered to any student who has attended at least one LINC Chess tournament and wish to improve their skills. (You do not need to be enrolled in LINC or in one of its partner school districts to attend!)
Register your student online!
- Chess Basics class sessions hosted by Mid-Continent Public Library
South Independence Branch: Tuesdays, 7pm, June 11 - July 9
Blue Ridge Branch: Thursdays, 7pm, July 11 - Aug. 1
These class series are designed for new & beginner students to learn and be comfortable with the basics of chess.
- Family Chess Nights at Kansas City Public Library
Tuesdays, June 11 - July 30, at rotating branches of the Kansas City Public Library.
Share and learn about your student's love of chess. Chess boards will be set up and we'll have information about LINC Chess programs.
- June 11 Waldo
- June 18 Sugar Creek
- June 25 Southeast
- July 2 Central
- July 9 Bluford
- July 16 Ruiz
- July 23 Trails West
- July 30 Westport
- LINC Chess University Sessions
June 3-14, 10am-noon at the Plaza Library
June 17-28, 10am-noon at the Fairmount Community Center
Chess University is a series designed to teach LINC staff, volunteers, and chess parents how to play and teach chess. Classes run M-F for two weeks. Both sessions teach the same information.
Register for a session online!
LINC Chess K-12 Tournaments
All LINC Chess tournaments are FREE to participate, but we require that students be pre-registered via kclinc.org/chess 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).
North Kansas City Tournament
Saturday, May 4 | Check-in: 8-9am
Hickman Mills Junior High School
9000 Old Santa Fe Rd., KCMO 64134 | Map
- Sign up for the LINC Chess email list by filling out this form.
- Know what your child is learning each week by downloading the student workbook and following along at home!
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.