2019-20 BJHS Chess Club
The Bob Jones High School Chess Club is a student service organization affiliated with the Madison City Chess League (MCCL), a non-profit organization that helps teach kids how to play chess and develop chess skills. There is no fee to join, but to remain in good standing, Chess Club members must perform 4 service hours per semester or 8 service hours per year. The service hours must be related to promoting chess in the community.
In the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school year, the BJHS Chess Club adopted two chess-related service projects:
(1) Coaching elementary chess teams in Madison as part of the MCCL Adopt A School Program
(2) Jr Tournament Director program - training with a USCF certified tournament director and meeting USCF Club TD requirements to become certified TDs
The Chess Club also supports Hour of Chess Week at Bob Jones High School by engaging the students, faculty, and administrators playing chess.
In the 2017-18 school year, the BJHS Chess Club hosted the first All Girls State Chess Championship at Bob Jones High School as its club service project.