Hayhurst Chess Club

The Hayhurst Chess Club meets twice weekly (once for each age group), competes in local and state tournaments, and hosts special events throughout the Fall and Spring. The club is led by parent volunteers, Chad Lykins and Caleb Emmons, who are committed to students of all abilities, whether they are learning the rules for the first time or striving to win state championships. Thanks to our school’s generous chess-parents, we also now have access to the full ChessKid curriculum, which can be used both in class and at home.

Practices are at the school library from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday for first and second graders and Thursday for third, fourth, and fifth graders. There is no fee to join the club.

We can always use more volunteers! Even if you don’t know how to play chess, it’s always helpful to have another adult in the room.

For questions and to volunteer, please email Chad

Hayhurst Wins Regional Team and Individual Championship!

Hayhurst defeated Winterhaven, Ainsworth, Abernathy, and Tucker Maxon to win the Chess for Success Region 1 Team Championship on February 17. Aiden Alanis won an individual first place trophy for being the top fifth grader in the Region, powering the team with a...

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Hayhurst Chess Club Fall 2017 Puzzle Challenge

Correctly solve puzzles on ChessKid.com* from November 1 through January 31 to earn prizes, including FREE ENTRY to some of the Northwest’s best chess tournaments. Grand Prize winners get to challenge a National Master in a simultaneous exhibition! If you don’t know...

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Hayhurst Halloween Chess Tournament 2017 Results

Congratulations to Sam Heinonen, Pace Lykins, and Annika Lykins for winning first place in the Trunk or Treat Blitz Quad Tournament last Friday! This was a fun warm-up for the Hayhurst Halloween K-12 Chess Tournament on Sunday, which saw us hosting more than 150...

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