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
Three Hayhurst Students Make List for Top Chess Players in Oregon. Congratulations to three Hayhurst Students who made it on the OSCF All Star List this summer! Benjamin Giron, Annika Lykins, and Pace Lykins were ranked in the top ten chess players in the state for...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...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