High School Chess Club Championships Underway

High School Chess Club Championships Underway photo

Glen Cove High School students are competing against their peers in a Chess Club Open Tournament throughout the month of May.

Organized by Chess Club adviser Victor Oliveri, the tournament allows students to compete in timed chess matches with the opportunity of becoming champion. One female and one male student will earn the coveted title, along with $100 cash prize and a trophy engraved with their names. The first tournament was on May 3. There will also be matches on May 10 and 17 from 2:05-4 p.m. in the high school library.   

Mr. Oliveri said playing chess is beneficial for students because it helps to improve a person’s attention span, focus and critical thinking skills. He extended his gratitude to all the anonymous donors who made the tournament possible. To learn more about the Chess Club, visit www.gchschessclub.com