Welcome to the Sparta NJ Chess Club Website
Join the Club for Games - Learning - Fun and Friends
We invite you to discover the Game of Chess. Learn the game and improve your skills through casual play and team tournaments. Chess Club meetings run from September through April in Sparta schools. We have also provided fun summer activities. All levels of experience are welcome.
The adjoining pages will tell you more about us, our program and our activities. Club members will receive emails regarding the details of upcoming events. If you would like more information, please contact Club Supervisor/Coach Thomas Murray.
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Some highlights from our past seasons
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OCTOBER 12, 2013, Sparta, NJ
The USCF ( www.uschess.org) has announced the first National Chess Week, Oct. 6-12, overlapping with the traditional National Chess Day, this year on Oct. 12.
We celebrated on National Chess day at the Lake Mohawk Boardwalk with chess matches between our schools. The giant chess set was also enjoyed.
Photos (left) from prior events.
HIGH SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL, ELEMENTARY AND PRIMARY TEAMS
APRIL 4-8, 2013, Nashville, TN
A total of 5335 players traveled to Nashville, TN to play in the fifth edition of the SuperNationals, making it the biggest rated chess tournament in history.
The tournament represented 1500 plus teams from 47 states and the military.
We returned with a total of eight team awards, ten players receiving individual recognition, lots of smiles, and appreciation for our team, our coach Tom Murray, Rick Schluter, and all of our other parent volunteers.
APRIL 15, 2012, Minneapolis, MN
Sparta Chess Team Shines At Nationals
The High School team finished 20th in the U1600 division. The team advanced to a more difficult level of competition due to last years successful 3rd place finish in the U1200 Championships at Nashville. Read more
NOVEMBER 6, 2011, Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ
Eight Sparta Chess Teams took several awards including 3 Championship Titles - CONGRATULATIONS to our Kindergarten, 6th and 8th Grade State Champions and coaches! There were many more noteworthy accomplishments: 2nd Place Teams: 10th and 3rd Grades, 3rd Place Team: 4th Grade, 4th Place Teams: 2nd and 7th Grades, as well as many individual awards. Thank you Coach Tom, Rick, and all of our volunteers who have worked hard to offer the best public school chess program in the state of New Jersey! Read more
September, 2011 - SPARTA CHESS TEAM KICKS OFF 10TH SEASON
Sparta’s chess teams may be some of the town’s most winning competitors.