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    There is an Internal Chess page in Canvas for team members. 
    Chess Team
    This is going to be a great year!
    Students need non-knowledge-based intellectual activity to encourage their academic development. Without the confines of language and background, students can compete fairly regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic status.
    I have played chess for years, but I am definitely not a master player; that is one thing I love about chess; you can learn the game quickly and study it for a lifetime.
    Only dedicated players who want to play competitively will be selected for our Chess TEAM. We will play games and tournaments here at our school, but also travel to tournaments outside of school and to events around NC, including the state tournament.  The Atkins team has won multiple championships before and there is no reason why our school cannot win the state chess championship again this year. That is my goal, and I will hope it will become yours, too. Even if you've only learning to play, if you have analytical, strategic, or mathematical ability, we will put those skills to good use in chess. 
    I have collected some really interesting chess sets for our students to use -- everything from traditional carved wood, to Renaissance, to Chinese warriors, and even a hand-carved set from Africa.

    I look forward to seeing you in Room 501 for Chess! [Another?} state championship awaits us...
    chess2023 Chess Team (U1500 division - 4th Place Team)  
    chess2022 Chess Team (U1500 division - runner-up and Blitz)  
    Chess 2021 2021 Chess Team (state champions, U1500 division)
    2020 Chess Team
    2020 Chess Team, 3rd place team U1500 div.
    Chess 2019
    2019 Chess Team (state champion runner-up, U1500)
    2018 Chess Team. 3rd Place Champ. Div., 4th Place U1500 Div., Ind. State Champion
    2017 Chess  
    2017 Chess Team (state champions, top 3 players in U1600, and more) 
    2016 Chess  
    2016 Chess Team (with the Bahamas). State champion runner-up
    Chess Team  
     February 2015 State Tournament (3rd place in U1600)
    Chess Team  
    February 2014 State Tournament , K-12 Championship 3rd place team