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Chess Team

The Farnsworth Chess Team is back and will meet Mondays (2:45 pm - 4:00 pm) from October 21st until April.

Chess is a great learning tool and research has shown that a child involved with chess does better academically. It teaches higher level critical thinking, strategy, patience, and discipline. In an effort to better our team, I have pursued an outside company, Chess Inc., to provide instruction every week. This company is recognized and accredited with the CPS and is actively teaching chess across Chicagoland in a variety of settings.

My name is Ken Cominek and I am the Farnsworth Chess Coach. I have been coaching the team for three to four years and find doing so very rewarding. My wife and I have three kids at Farnsworth, all of whom are on the chess team and have had a great time going to the many tournaments across the city.

The cost of team membership is still in the works and will be based on the number of kids attending weekly, t-shirt materials, etc. I expect the amount to be around 30 to 40 dollars for each child and is good for the whole year.

Please have your kids check us out!