• THE GMS CHESS CLUB 2023-2024
    The GMS Chess will meet every Tuesday afternoon after school beginning August 22, 2023, beginning with an introductory meeting on August 22 after the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.  The August 22 introductory meeting will focus on chess orientation and different activities such as chess puzzles and chess notation to build on chess skills.  The GMS Chess Club will be meeting in Room 709 on the second floor of Garcia Middle School.
    Chess sessions will meet from 4:15-5:00 pm every Tuesday beginning from August 29 until the Tuesday afternoon before Winter Break in December.  Again, this will be in Room 709 on the second floor of GMS.  This is the same room as the last two school years.  Parents should pick up students at 5 pm after the chess sessions.
    Chess sessions will resume again in January, 2024 and continue each Tuesday afternoon except for Spring Break until the second Tuesday in April, 2024.
    Students new to chess as well as experienced chess players are very welcome to attend each meeting and session.  A few students in the GMS Chess Club occasionally play in Houston-area and local tournaments on their own.  A couple of students in the last two years have won and performed well in tournaments.  A few other students have also chosen to compete in tournaments.  More students in the GMS Chess Club will compete in tournaments if they want to and are ready to compete.  Students who compete in tournaments need to join the United States Chess Federation to play in almost all tournaments in the Houston area.
    James Hesse can be contacted at james.hesse@fortbendisd.com.

    James Hesse

    GMS Chess Club Sponsor

    Macario Garcia Middle School