The Chess Team & Club is one of the most successful student organizations in CBA history. The program is split into two parts, a competitive team and a recreational club, and typically has 25 or more members.
The Chess Team boasts an impressive resume, which includes winning the 2016 U1900 National Championship. A majority of the competitions for the Chess Team come during the winter and early spring months. The team practices multiple times per week leading up to their competition season, with the veteran players being required to attend at least two practice a week and all tournament competitions.
2015-16 Accolades include:
First place at the National High School Championships, U1900 Team
Second at Nationals (12th grade), 4th at Nationals (10th grade).
First Place U1900 Team, New York City Championships
Second Place U1200 Team, New York City Championships
First Place Team, New Jersey Grade Championships
Top 12th grade player (Luke Drennan), New Jersey Grade Championships.
About CBA Chess Club
The Chess Club’s purpose is to teach the game to anyone who is interested in learning. Many of the players from the team help new students develop skills and a passion for the game. The club meets two to three times per week and continues play throughout the school year. Head Coach Pat Melosh, assisted by Coach Meinders, has served as coach and club moderator for the past 19 years.