Jonas Trepanier reporting for the Researcher
Chess is a very rigorous medieval board game in which two armies are pitted against each other. Even though it sounds like physical warfare, there really is no physicality involved. This is a thinking man’s game and requires acute attention to detail and mental sharpness at all times.
To win in the game of chess, you must take out your opponents King. In order to do that you will not only have to out maneuver your opponent you must out think and trick your opponent. This process, in turn, becomes very fun and intense quickly and all you have to do to participate is go to Mr. Lasseter’s room on Tuesdays and Fridays at lunch. Here you can exhibit your thinking skills and test your mental strength in a friendly game of chess.
What was that? You have never played this game before? That’s fine. All skill levels are welcome to join and we will help you learn and excel at chess.
Our mission statement: Chess Club is a fun place where students of all ability levels can come and enjoy playing the thinking man's game. And ladies, this is your chance to be a thinking woman!
We play variations on the traditional chess game as well. We are hoping to have several school tournaments this year, if we are able to get enough members. Also, playing chess with other schools might also be a possibility. This club will go where its members want to take it!
Come on down to room 304 during lunch and enjoy the game of chess as you snack on food, socialize and strategize on ways to win the game. If time becomes an issue, don’t fret. Just take a picture of the board and come back to it the next meeting.
At the moment the club is in the process of launching its’ first school wide tournament in which anyone is welcome to play but only one will be crowned Chess Champion of RTHS.