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.
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).
Learn more by connecting online at: facebook.com/LINCchess
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.
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.
LINC Chess certificates
Click the picture of the certificate you would like to download. All certificates are Publisher 2010 documents.
LINC Chess News
LINC Chess is once again hosting programs this summer with LINC Chess Camp and LINC Chess University at Woodland Early Learning Center in Kansas City Public Schools. From 8 a.m. to noon starting Monday, July 27-Friday, July 31 students can improve their chess game with LINC Chess instructors during LINC Chess. Adults can sign up for LINC Chess University to become a certified LINC Chess instructor.
One hundred and one students fought the snow with their families to play at the LINC Chess Girls Tournament at Border Star Montessori on Saturday, February 28. Photos will be available online at facebook.com/LINCchess.