Castle Orange

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Castle Orange is our chess program for kids.  Chess instruction has been shown to have a positive effects on students to include higher math (18.6%) and reading (11.2%) scores.  Students become more interested in learning and they have a more positive self image.  We can’t wait to see our kids start walking on this path of youth development.

2017/18 School Year: 

  • Grades 1-6
    • Bow Lake, T/Th,  3:45pm
    • Bow Lake, T/Th,   5:00pm
    • Hilltop, T/Th, 3:15pm
    • Madrona (T/Th) at 3:15pm
    • McMicken (T/Th) at 3:15pm
  • Grades 7-12
    • Tyee HS Rm 921 Wed 2:10pm
Other Events:
  • Quads (1 Thursday per month): Players from all schools meet for Quads on Thursdays (schedule will be posted).  Quads are a mini tournament where players are grouped by their chess rating (not age) in groups of four.  Players play each other player in their group.  The player with the most points in their quad at the end of the night wins a trophy.  We will also continue our Chess Challenge Testing during the
  • State Qualifying Tournaments:
    • Nov 10
    • Mar 24



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