Club meets Monday afternoons in the Mr. Johnson's Room from 3:15-4:15.
The Monday meetings are open to all students who have an interest in
playing chess. Activities include timed and untimed chess matches with
other students playing at a wide range of ability levels, as well as
occasional instruction and lessons intended to help students become
better chess players.
There is also a competitive component.
Chess club members are invited to participate in tournaments as members
of the John Marshall Chess Team, which competes with other schools in
the Rochester area during the winter and early spring months. Tournament
play involves students at both the varsity and junior varsity levels,
and varsity players have the opportunity to earn a John Marshall letter
in chess. Five players compete in each of the four tournaments at the
varsity level and 5 compete at JV. Team members also have the
opportunity to attend a state chess tournament in the spring. See Mr.
Johnson in room 3-002 for more information