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Scholastic Chess – An Online Program

May 4, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Four Mondays – May 4, 11, 18, and 25

May 25 class meeting time may move to the morning

Calling all school “mates” to play chess!

Keep your strategy skills in check with a fun-filled online program. Comfortable with a touch of competitive flair, this instruction-based scholastic chess program is perfect for students grades K through 8.

  • No prior skill or experience is necessary. Players of all abilities are welcome to join the fun.
  • Online meetings will be held via Zoom.
  • Please direct any questions to the organizer and chess coach extraordinaire Alexander Lumelsky (


$50 per player
To register, please enter your child’s name and grade below and click Buy Now. The Buy Now button will take you to for secure payment processing. You can then pay by credit card or via your PayPal account.

Child’s Name & Grade

A chess game in the second library at Hill-Stead, c. 1925
Chess has a rich history at Hill-Stead.  The Pope-Riddle family loved to play chess and other board games. The Ell Room features a game cupboard where the fitted cards cases, an ivory Asian-inspired cribbage board, bridge score sheets, books of word games, and more. Theodate’s diaries are full of references to playing games, too—from classic old-fashioned card games to checkers to verbarium—a cousin to today’s Bananagrams, a precursor to Pictionary, and of course, chess.

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