2018-2019 Rainbow Chess Team

2018-19 Chess Team
  • Rainbow Elementary offers many opportunities for  all students Kindergarten - Fifth grade to enjoy Chess!  Our Kindergarten Chess Club introduces the game with Learn to Play classes.  As this group develops  it transitons into a competive team by year end.  We have three leveled competitive teams:  Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced.  For our non-competitive  students we offer a Recreational Chess Club  for Grades 1-5. Most kids start off playing recreational chess for one year before trying Beginning Competition Chess.

  • Girls Chess Club Party - Friday Aug. 9, 2019

     RES Girls Playing Chess

    Rainbow Elementary Girls (K-5)--You are invited to a Girls Chess Club Party on Friday August 9th after school until 4 p.m. Meet other girls at Rainbow who play chess and learn more about Chess Club and Chess Team at Rainbow. This party is sponsored by the Rainbow chess club and snacks will be provided. Dismissal will be through the car line at 4 p.m. when it is over. 

    Use this link to RSVP in order to attend. Remember to let your child's teacher know she will be staying after school on Friday.

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  • RECREATION CHESS CLUB for grades 1-5 will meet on Tuesdays after school from 2:40-3:45 p.m. after Labor Day. First meeting Tuesday Sept. 17th.

    COMPETITION CHESS TEAM has 3 groups. Students are assigned by coaches based on age and experience level:

    • Beginning Competition - Wednesdays after school until 4 p.m. starting 8/14/19.
    • Intermediate Competition - Wednesdays after school until 4 p.m. starting 8/7/19.
    • Advanced Competition - Mondays after school until 4:30 p.m. starting 8/12/19.
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  • K-1 National team Kindergarten Chess Club

    Rainbow Elementary teaches kindergarten students how to play chess in school and then teachers invite students to join Kindergarten Chess Club in the fall. Kinder Chess Club meets on Tuesdays after school until 3:45 p.m. after Labor Day. Most kids join chess club in the 1st grade and play recreationally for a year before trying competitive chess. Some want to start playing in tournaments in Kindergarten. Kinder Chess is designed for students who will compete starting in the fall. Kinder Chess Club members will compete in the following tournaments:

    • Nov. 2 - Rainbow Kindergarten practice tournament (9 a.m.-noon)
    • Feb. 9th - Madison City Kindergarten Tournament (RES)
    • March 7 - City Chess Championship (JCHS)
    • May 8-10 - National Elementary (Nashville)
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