Hayhurst Chess Club
The Hayhurst Chess Club is accepting registrations for the new academic year. We are open to students of all abilities, whether they are learning the rules for the first time or striving to win state championships.
Laura Jones, our librarian, is our faculty sponsor, with Chad and Caleb returning to serve as volunteer coaches.
In addition to weekly practices, all students have access to the ChessKid Gold Curriculum. There will be ample opportunities to play in local and state tournaments for students interested in competition. Last year several students brought home individual and team awards!
Registration for 2018-19
There is no fee to join the club. All interested students (including returning students) must register by returning this form to the classroom teacher or to the office by Wednesday, Sept 12th, 2018.
2018-19 Practice Schedule
Location: School Library
Time: 2:15 PM-3:15 PM
Dates: Wednesday, September 26th (1st and 2nd grades) and Thursday, September 27th (3rd, 4th, and 5th grades). Practices continue on Wednesdays for lower grades and Thursdays for upper grades.
All interested students (including returning students) must register by returning this form to the classroom teacher or to the office by Wednesday, Sept 12th.
Hayhurst Chess Club Updates
Registration: Email Matt Zavortink (firstname.lastname@example.org) or click hereUSCF National Master Matt Zavortink and Hayhurst Chess Coach Chad Lykins are offering a one-week chess camp at the Portland Chess Club from June 24-28.The camp is open to students from Grade...read more
Hayhurst Chess Club showed up in force as organizers, volunteers, participants, and winners of the K5 Division at the 2019 OSCF K12 Team Championship. Our school sent 24 children to compete, joined by nearly as many parent volunteers who helped run the event. Thanks...read more
Hayhurst Wins Second Consecutive Chess for Success Regional Championship Entering the final round in a tie for first place, Hayhurst went on to win 7 of the last 10 points to finish well ahead of Winterhaven, Ainsworth, Duniway, and Abernathy, winning its second...read more
Many thanks to the families who came to our Hayhurst Halloween Chess Tournament, especially those who gave their time before, during, and after the event. For Chess Club families, please make sure to read to the bottom for a big announcement about what we are doing...read more
Chess Club Guidelines for Behavior
Just like during the school day Chess Club is guided by the PBIS expectations that keep our school safe and positive!
- I always come straight to chess club and check in.
- I walk in the library and the halls.
- I don’t throw chess pieces.
- I won’t leave chess club without checking with Ms. Jones or Coach Chad.
- I remember that chess is a thinking game so I keep my voice level at a 1 or 2.
- I listen to the chess lesson.
- I always demonstrate good sportsmanship (no insults or put-downs).
- I win with grace and lose with dignity.
- I play with any partner and will be friendly and cooperative.
- I get an adult if there is a dispute that my opponent and I can’t resolve peacefully.
- I treat the chess sets with care and will reset the board before I put it away to make sure all the pieces are there.
- I clean up after myself in the library.
- I follow the rules of chess, including touch-move.
- I play my own game and don’t interfere with other people’s games