Join the Chess Club

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Charlie Bera ’23

Chess, a game that dates all the way back to medieval time, is a great way to have fun playing a game while also strengthening your mind. Strake Jesuit Chess offers students the chance to play chess with other students. 

The club has meetings every Community Time. Club members also play different variants of chess in the meetings, like Bug House, inspiring the players to think about their game in a new way. 

“I am very proud of these guys,” Mr. Kyle Gibson, the club’s faculty moderator, said. “The club went from being online during COVID to a quite active club. We have about four tournaments a semester and meet almost every Community Time. We made our first out-of-state tournament to Memphis and competed in the National Championship.” 

The club currently has about 35 members. It can be very fun, and everyone who plays chess should consider joining the club. 

The club also participates in tournaments every month against teams from other schools. The team has many first place finishes in these tournaments. 

The SJ Chess club offers a student a fun way to exercise his  mind and meet new people. If you are interested in joining, email Mr. Gibson at