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.

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Saturday, May 13 Tournament at Center High School

Check-in: 8-9 am. Pre-register by Wednesday, May 10 at noon. Any player who is not pre-registered and not checked in by 9 a.m. will not be able to play in the first round! All participants must play for the school they attend.

Location: Center High School, 8715 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131

Schedule: First round begins at 9:30 a.m. Last round ends by 4:30 p.m. Players who pre-register and are on time will participate in all five rounds.

Divisions: K-2, K-5, K-8, and K-12. All Kansas City area K-12 players are welcome to participate. All players must know how the pieces move and how to make a checkmate.

Awards: Top seven players in each division and top three teams will receive trophies. Each player will receive a medal.

Lunch: A FREE lunch will be provided to players and families.

For more information: Ken Lingelbach, LINC Chess Coordinator, (816) 650-7525


March 11 tournament Results

Here are the individual and team results from the March 11 Tournament at Fire Prairie Upper Elementary.



Stay Connected

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.

Parent resources

LINC Chess parents can help their student practice with these series of materials. Download the files below to learn the function of each chess piece with your student.

Chess Board - Introduction

Pawns - Week 1

Rooks - Week 2

Bishops - Week Three

Queen - Week Four

Knights - Week Five

King - Week Six

Castling - Week Seven

Check, checkmate, stalemate - Week Eight

LINC Chess Tournament Registration

Pre-register for the LINC Chess Tournament at Center High School on Saturday, May 13.

Summer 2017 LINC Chess Camp and Chess University

Learn to play or teach chess. July 10-20, 8am - noon at Chouteau Elementary.

LINC Chess Videos

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