On Sunday, November 20 LINC hosted its annual Winter Adult Chess Tournament. Over 58 players showed up, a record for an adult tournament.
Among the players were nine LINC staff members who had completed the Fall 2011 LINC Chess Academy. Each graduate is now prepared to start a LINC chess program at their after school site.
LINC believes that chess is a great way for children to learn and think strategically. We support active chess clubs in the After-School program at many LINC Caring Communities sites. Students in LINC chess programs regularly compete in local tournaments. The programs use chess to enhance students' self-confidence, thinking skills and academic achievement.
For more information about LINC Chess visit kclinc.org/chess or facebook.com/LINCChess.