Cougar Ridge Chess Club

The Cougar Ridge Chess Club will be meeting on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 1:30-2:30PM. Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018Check our PTSA Calendar for a list of all dates.

If your child is interested in joining Chess Club, please do the following FOUR things prior to September 28th application deadline:  

1) Read the Chess Club Rules.  We expect all students to abide by the Club Rules. Please review these rules with your child before the first meeting. Please review Chess Club Syllabus.  We ask you play chess once a week at home with your child to help establish concepts.  

2) Print and fill out the Chess Club application and safety agreement. Mail forms to Danielle Kolesnikov (address on forms) or give to her after school at flag pole before the Sept. 28th deadline. Chess Club is accepting 40 applicants after a lottery. You will be notified Sept. 28th via email of acceptance or waiting list status.

3) Expect to pay a fee for each session you attend. There are 2 sessions. Session 1: October 11th -February 13th. Session 2: February 27th - May 22nd. In order to supply our club with supplies, guest speakers, healthy snacks, and tournament awards, we are charging $20 per session. Please indicate on application if you would like one or two sessions. If you are accepted in Session 1 you automatically have a spot in Session 2. If we have spaces available in Session 2 we will draw a lottery from the waitlist.  Payment details will be sent after you are accepted into chess club. Please note that scholarships will be available from the PTSA to eligible students.

4) If chosen in the lottery, please sign up to volunteer as a parent helper once during the school year. Chess Club is a parent-run club and we rely on your help. Click here to sign up.


More Information:  Chess Club does not meet on days school is not in session. After school we will meet in the MPR and encourage kids to eat snack and fill up their water bottles. We will start a 10-15 minute lesson at 1:30PM and end our hour with practicing the concepts of the lesson and playing. Parents are always welcome at club meetings to help sign kids in, match kids with designated partner, play a game of chess, check equipment in and out, keep kids engaged, and encourage chess etiquette. Please always plan on picking up your child promptly at 2:30PM. We anticipate having a waiting list; thus, if you choose to drop Chess Club, please let us know ASAP so someone can take your place. If we have spaces available in Session 2 we will redraw a lottery from the wait list. Snacks are provided by teachers this year and are included in the $20 fee.

Questions? Contact the Chess Club Admin Leader Danielle Kolesnikov ( All questions regarding curriculum will be passed on to our Primary Chess Teacher Carmen Dettloff.