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Pre-tournament photo.

The annual Chess Tournament was held at St. Thomas Church this past Saturday, March 26th, and it was a great success! With thanks to our instructor, Sarkis Agopcan, his students participated with the spirit of enthusiasm and competition. Everyone received a medal of participation as a memory of the great day they had, thinking and strategizing among the camaraderie of good friends.2

St. Thomas is pleased to have Armenian children coming from all over, and is open to accepting even more members, to the Chess Club!  

All Armenian children from the Tri-state area can participate in the Chess Club at St. Thomas. Participation and membership are not contingent upon being enrolled at one of the schools or being a member of the church.

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Post-tournament celebration for all!

The Chess Club truly offers a unique opportunity to children in the area to participate in a well-respected sport that is not only one of the most popular in Armenia, it is played in at least 30 countries across the globe. Just like athletics are part of the curriculum in American schools, the sport of Chess has been a part of the regular school day for students in several European countries.  It is a sport proven to not only complement a child’s education, as the skills learned from playing chess can improve a child’s test scores in other subject areas they learn by more than 17%!

For more information about the St. Thomas Chess Club, please select this link.