Thursday, March 31, 2016

Girls Chess

It is scheduled to happen on Sat April 16th on the Community Campus in Hailey. This is an awesome opportunity for girls to play chess.  

WHENAPRIL 16, 11 am
WHERE: Community Campus, Hailey Idaho
COST: $10.00
FREE SIDE EVENTS: Movies Searching for Bobby Fischer” & “Knights of the Bronx” & “Brooklyn Castle”
INFORMATION:  Contact Adam Porth, 450-9048, email
or Alise Pemsler: 


Boys outnumber girls by nearly 20-1 in the chess world. 
Research shows that playing chess dramatically improves student math and science. Some of the educational benefits of chess include: Improved IQ scores, problem solving ability, concentration, and critical thinking skills. Test scores improved by 17.3% for students regularly engaged in chess classes. 
Chess can seem to be a male sport, and some suggest females “shy away from math-oriented careers because of previous experiences with stereotypes threat in math-related situations.”
We encourage girls to play chess and create situations where they are not isolated in a group of boys. According to Chess Power: “Girls are far more social than boys and tend to feel most comfortable in supportive and positive company with other girls.”

I hope that you can help us get the word out. Thank you 

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