Castle Orange

Our chess program is for kids, grades 1-12.
We host 2 programs:
  1. Thursday Night Chess:  Open to all kids, grades 1-12.  Every Thursday, 5-6:30pm at SeaTac Community Center. Sign up below.
  2. After School Chess at: McMicken, Hilltop, Madrona, Glacier, and Seattle Christian.  Sign up at your school.


Studies show kids participating in a chess program increase their math by 18.6% and reading by 11.2% on standardized test.

Thursday Night Chess

We start at 5pm and usually end around 6 to 6:30pm.  Parents are responsible for their children at these events.  We do not check kids in or out, so parents usually decide to stay at the community center.  Most weeks we offer several different learning areas for the players to engage.  So they should be able to find an appropriate level to advance their game.  In previous years, the players regularly attending and engaging in the Thursday Chess have improved the quickest and excelled in rated games.


Rated Games: we will occasionally host Quads on our Thursday Chess Nights and host full blown Swiss Tournaments on Saturdays.
Register – Castle Orange Chess

Register – Castle Orange Chess


Other Chess tournaments can be found at:


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Volunteers/Mentors make all the difference  


Volunteer at:

Chess Volunteer Interest Form 

Guide Sheets