New Skill Groups This Year

In the past we had seven different chess skill groups that we used to split up our players.   Panthers, Groups A, B, C, D, E and T.  This year, we decided to simplify into four skill groups:

 New Group NameLast Year's NameDescription
Pawn


Panther Pawns



Panthers and Group E



Beginner Players typically grades K-2 with little or no Chess experience
Knight


Knights



Groups C and D



Intermediate players with some tournament experience typically grades 1-3
Rook


Rooks



Groups A and B



Advanced players with tournament experience typically grades 2-4
King


Spicewood Kings



Group T



Expert players with tournament experience typically grades 3-5.

 

The coaches and club leadership will have the ability to move players into the appropriate skill group based on their observation of the students chess play.

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