Chess at St. Michael’s School is exploding in popularity.
The Ecole St. Michael’s Chess Tournament kicked off on Thursday with more than 65 students enrolled.
The chess club meets twice weekly at noon in the library, with some exciting matches.
“Chess teaches problem solving, data analysis, fair play and good sportsmanship, all in one match,” said Charlotte Lovequist. a teacher at the school and one of the club organizers.
“Last year, we had 40 students in the club. This year, we have almost a hundred.”
This year, 98 students participated in the chess club. Twelve years ago, the chess club started with 22 students.