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Palm Beach Gardens Campus - Chess

Why Chess?

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Chess is an integral part of the Franklin Academy curriculum. Dating back to the sixth century AD, chess is an excellent way to learn to focus, analyze problems, plan and execute solutions, and learn decision making skills that will help them throughout their life.

Studies have demonstrated that students who have completed a course in chess have shown significant improvement in science, mathematics, critical thinking and social skills.

At Franklin, chess is offered as one of the specials rotation for grades K‐5, and as an elective option for grades 6‐12. It is also offered as an afterschool club and as a competitive team that competes against other schools in local, regional and national tournaments.

Club Chess

Check with your local chess coach to confirm dates and times for Chess Club meetings. 

 

Competitive Chess

The chess teams at each campus will be hosting chess tournaments and traveling to other locations to participate in chess tournaments. Check with your chess coach for details on plans to participate in the tournaments below.

Franklin Hosted Tournaments

Date Tournament Campus
12/7/19 Winter Wonderland Chess Tournament Boynton Beach
12/7/19 South Florida Grand Prix Cooper City
12/7/19 Chess Tournament Pembroke Pines K-12
1/20/20 MLK Chess Tournament Boynton Beach
1/25/20 South Florida Grand Prix Cooper City
2/15/20 Valentine's Day Chess Tournament Boynton Beach
2/29/20 South Florida Grand Prix Cooper City
3/14-3/15/20 Florida State Women's Championship Boynton Beach
4/18/20 South Florida Grand Prix Cooper City
5/30/20 South Florida Grand Prix Cooper City

Other Tournaments

Date Tournament Location
8/30 - 9/2 ARNOLD DENKER FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PALM BEACH GARDENS
9/1 FLORIDA STATE BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP PALM BEACH GARDENS
9/2 FLORIDA STATE QUICK CHAMPIONSHIP PALM BEACH GARDENS
9/28 USCF 1000+ PALM BEACH CHESS QUADS NORTH PALM BEACH (LIBRARY)
10/26 USCF 1000+ PALM BEACH CHESS QUADS NORTH PALM BEACH (LIBRARY)
11/15-11/17 18TH ANNUAL TURKEY BOWL CORAL SPRINGS
11/16 GREENE SCHOOL PREMIERE CHESS TOURNAMENT WEST PALM BEACH
11/30 USCF 1000+ PALM BEACH CHESS QUADS NORTH PALM BEACH (LIBRARY)
12/13 - 12/15 NATIONAL GRADE CHAMPIONSHIPS LAKE BUENA VISTA
1/3 - 1/5 6TH ANNUAL GULF COAST NEW YEAR'S OPEN FORT MYERS/ESTERO
3/6 - 3/8 FLORIDA STATE SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP ORLANDO
4/24 - 4/26 2020 NATIONAL JUNIOR HIGH (K-9) CHAMPIONSHIP JACKSONVILLE

6th Annual Mayor's Chess Challenge - 2019-20 Schedule

Chess News

World Chess Championship 2018

The Palm Beach Gardens 5th grade team won the state title!

On October 15, 2016, Franklin Academy’s Palm Beach Gardens chess coaches partnered with the Florida Panthers for a day of chess and hockey. Read the story about the event on the US Chess Federation’s website.

Recent Notable Franklin Results

· (K - 5 or K - 8) Palm Beach County District Champions (2017 - 2019)

· (K - 5 or K - 8) South Florida Regional Champions (2017 - 2019)

· (K - 5) Florida State Scholastic Champions (2017)

· ( 6th Grade ) Grade Level Nationals 7th Place (2017)

· ( 7th Grade) Grade Level Nationals 3rd Place (2018)

· (K - 8) 7th Place Junior High National Championship (2019)

Chess Links

Chessable
LiChess.org
U.S. Chess Federation

Meet Our Chess Teachers

Boynton Beach

Ms. Claire Broomfield

 

Cooper City

Mr. Marcos Alvarez (K-5)

Mr. Charles Hicks  (MYP)

 

Palm Beach Gardens

Mr. Bryan Tillis,  USCF National Master (6-8)     -     website

Mr. Caleb Adams  (K-5)     -      website

 

Pembroke Pines (K‐8)

Ms. Adianet Perez Cruz

Mr. Brandon Rosado

 

Pembroke Pines (K‐12)

Mr. Howard Garwood  (K-5)

Ms. Yanira Apechehce-Vigoa  (6-8)

 

Sunrise

Mr. Akili Nebiu      -      website

Ms. Amelia Hernandez, Woman FIDE Master