CHESS TEAM: Winter 2019-20

Chess classes are open to Fatima and NON-Fatima students:
 The Seniors Team - Grades 5 to 8
  • Fridays, 3pm-4:30pm
  • NOV 15th - FEB 7TH (not classes 11/29, 12/27, and 1/3/20)
  • 10 weeks
  • Meet in the Maker Space (OLF downstairs)
  • Cost - Two ways to Pay
    • $270 for the Season: pay the season before the start date and get a discounted rate equal to one free class
    • $300 on a Pay per Lesson ($20/lesson) basis 
*Contact Coach Dan ( who can guide you to membership.  It is an easy process with his help. 
Tournament information can be found at our page:
Sr. TEAM SHIRTS (and anyone playing in a tournament): 
- Each person orders individually.
- Ordering will be done completely online.
- Payment can be done via PayPal, but you can also pay via regular credit card. 
- Shirts will be delivered to Coach Erin to distribute to the players at their regular session 
The Team Shirts will allow you to customize the back.  Many prefer to have a "chess name' or nickname vs. your child's actual first or last name.  You may also choose to have your favorite chess piece which would reside under the name.  The front of the shirt will not be customizable, as this will unite the team as one wearing the same. 
Follow this link to place your order:



Help your kids improve their problem solving, abstract reasoning, strategic thinking, patience, and sportsmanship skills by learning to play chess. Studies show that chess helps children focus, and become creative thinkers.


As president of the Connecticut State Chess Association Jim Celone says, “Through chess, we learn how to analyze a situation by focusing on important factors and by eliminating distractions. We learn to devise creative solutions and put a plan into action.”


Our Lady of Fatima School provides a great environment in which to teach our kids these skills and prepare them for life ahead.


The Chess Team will practice together, be taught skills for a competitive environment, and participate in Tournaments over the course of the year.  There are two sessions, each 10 weeks.  The Winter season starts late January. 


On November 8, 2018  an American named Fabiano  competed against Magnus Carlson for the World Chess Championship.  It's the first time an American has made it that far since Bobby Fischer in 1972. You can get to know Fabiano in this interview here: