The 2019 Elementary State Chess Championship will be held at Freedom Prep Academy in Provo this year. Register here or at utahchess.com. On Mar 16, young chess players from all over the state of Utah will join together to challenge each other. Several hundred players are expected, and students will play six games with others in their own grade. Registration is open to all K-6 students--no qualifying meet is required. We are interested in starting a Chess Club at ICS next year as we know chess teaches great problem solving and strategic thinking skills.