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Playing ACES CHESS

                            Active Chess Experience for all Students via                               Communities Helping Educate Successful Scholars

Helping young minds discover possibilities via chess!

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.…is a group of  teachers, parents, and interested community leaders who recognize the importance of developing critical and creative thinking skills in every student using chess as the vehicle to teach these skills.  Remember that Chess is best played in the mind, not by the mouth.”    Local PTO leaders, parents or School Administrators can contact us to set up a face to face meeting in order to learn more.   

Consider this quote from T.H. White:
“The best thing for being sad, … is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honor trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. … That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”  
FundAnything-Chess

FIDE, the world governing chess, states – Gens Una Sumus (We are One Family).  Because “We are One Family” take a moment to learn more about the vision of peace through sports Peace and Sport.   Our site continues to be a work in progress.  Please share your program ideas!  Also remember to be kind!  Thank you!

C’ville and Surrounding Area Online Chess Community

Ever had to engage K-12 students on a rainy or snowy day and they are getting fidgety.  As a parent and grandparent I am all too aware of this.   Try a 1 month FREE trail of ICC.  Playing ACES CHESS is going to be using ICC’s new learning and very dynamic learning center and …

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UVA Students and K-12 Chess Coach / Mentor Opportunities

Want to make an impact and serve the community? YES! Are you are UVA student? YES! Have basic to advanced chess knowledge / skills? YES! or, Don’t play chess, but always wanted to learn or improve your current game? YES! If yes to one or all of these – Great! That means you can help bring basic/intermediate chess …

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Dorsey to Receive Volunteer Gold Medals

The President’s Volunteer Service Award website has had a wonderful face lift.  But, while that happening, former UVA Graduate student Gregory Dorsey has not slowed down. Now teaching Physics at the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School in Tappannock, Va. Greg is applying for his PhD and UVA is where he wants to return to accomplish that lofty …

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Playing ACES CHESS Unified Team – Reorganizing with a Vision

In a few weeks, current members of the Playing ACES CHESS K-12 Unified Chess Team made up of students from public, private and home school venues will be playing and studying chess virtually via ICC (Internet Chess Club).  Sometime later this fall Playing ACES CHESS will be having a series of tryout events for its K-12 …

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