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Chess Club

Chess Sgt. Tim Hayes Our program is led by Igor Zhislin, a former Ukrainian Student Champion and now a Professional Chess Teacher and Coach.  He has a track record of building successful programs at several schools (including Central Magnet School’s National Championship Team).  Coach Igor’s students have won local, regional, state and national championships.  One of the highlights of the first year (2012-13) McFadden Chess Program was participation in the National Championships, where the McFadden Team won the 5th place in its division.  Two of our students won individual trophies for placing at the 2015 National Championships.  We would like to continue building a strong program, which would allow McFadden Chess Team and its individual students to reach and exceed those accomplishments.