Chess Club is open to all Fenwick students, regardless of skill level. Whether you are a skilled player who wants to sharpen your skills and test them at competitions, or you just enjoy playing the game and don’t wish to compete, or you’re a beginner who wants to learn how to play the game, we welcome you.
Playing chess helps to develop many mental skills that are useful in life, such as: logic, strategic and tactical thinking, planning and preparation, and problem-solving. Chess Club provides an opportunity to simply have fun playing the game and making friendships, while building these skills at the same time.
Chess is an IHSA Winter sport, and the Fenwick Chess Club is a member of the Chicago Chess Conference which includes 8 other regional Catholic high schools. Those members of the club who wish to compete can join the team that will represent us in conference competitions. Being present for conference competitions grants an automatic spot on the team for the state tournament.
The Chess Club sponsors an annual faculty versus student tournament, as well as occasional intramural student tournaments which are open to all Fenwick students.