CHESS KINGDOM - TERM 1, 2020
"CHESS IS LIFE" - Bobby Fischer
The most popular game in the world, played by billions and celebrated for its magnificence the past 1400 years.

Not only will chess develop strategic thinking, enhance lateral and logical thinking and extend creative thinking, it is a game that builds resilience, concentration and problem solving skills.

Coordinating this unique chess adventure are Mr Edward (Ted) Carter and Mr Brock McIntyre. Ted is a qualified teacher and a chess coach/coordinator. Brock is a chess coach and very accomplished chess player. Unfortunately, not all schools are able to offer a chess programmer their students. Some schools do offer chess but are not able to provide the coaching required for students to advance their playing abilities. Together, Ted and Brock will deliver quality chess coaching and opportunities for participants to practise and compete in order to improve.

Students participating in Chess Kingdom do need a basic understanding of how the pieces move and should be able to participate for extended periods of time without disturbing their opponents. If you have a son or daughter who is needing to learn the fundamentals, they are most welcome to attend the free Wednesday after-school chess and LEGO program at the Toowoomba City Library, directed by Ted. For more info, go to http://carterschess.com.au/upcomingevents/

In addition to the launch of Chess Kingdom, Ted and Brock are engaged in community events where chess is utilised as a means of making connections, teaching life skills and promoting healthy choices. Subscribe to http://carterschess.com.au/upcomingevents/ to be informed of upcoming events.

The fees for Chess Kingdom are $10 per week, per student, for the first session (4:00-5:30pm). The second session, which is open to all family members, is just $5 per participant and is dedicated to competitive play from 6:00pm-7:00pm.

To register for Thursday's Chess Kingdom, please complete this online form.
DATES: FEBRUARY 13 - APRIL 2, 2020
LOCATION: TOOWOOMBA CITY LIBRAY, 3RD FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOMS
FOR STUDENTS WHO KNOW THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CHESS AND ARE READY TO DEVELOP A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF CHESS PRINCIPLES
THE CHESS KINGDOM PROGRAM...
Thursday afternoons, from 4:00-5:30pm, students learn more than just the fundamentals of chess. They will engage with online and text-based resources and be guided through a series of sessions that will help them to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of chess. They will explore opening theories, end-game principles and tricks/traps to employ or avoid. Students will also be challenged with chess-based puzzles, explore chess tactics and have opportunities to improve their Chess Ratings.

From 6:00-7:00pm, mums, dads, grandparents and students will practise their skills through competitive play.
HOW ELSE MAY MY SON OR DAUGHTER IMPROVE AT CHESS?
You may choose to purchase a GOLD MEMBERSHIP to ChessKid.com where students may safely access a massive range of instruction resources and opportunities to test their skills agains kids from around the world.

Participants will be challenged work their way through levels of development. Each stage of development will be celebrated by the rewarding of very special badges and certificates.

Carter's Chess will host special chess events throughout the year, such as THE BIG CHESS DAY OUT and THE TEN-BUCK TOURNEY. Membership to Carter's Chess will offer special discounts to these and other Carter's Chess events, such as the Star Warz, Chess-Bowling and Knightmare Chess Events. (Please note: the membership program is still in the design phase - we want to make sure it is fair and equitable for all. The Membership Program will be accessible soon).

You may join your schools' chess program or play online - ask us about safe and appropriate online programs for students.
PRESENTED BY...
Carter's Chess and EDwoodUCATION - both are educational entities directed by Edward (Ted) Carter.
Carter's Chess - providing opportunities to learn, play and compete.
EDwoodUCATION - making kids smile...and smarter.
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