Kindergarten - sixth grade students are invited to join us for the fun, the excitement, the challenge, the friendship, and the new experiences of membership on Arizona's Largest Elementary School Chess Team. The DeGrazia Chess Team was established in 1992 and has a rich history of tournament success. The team has participated in local, state, and national tournaments. In 1996 the team was the 2nd place team in the K - 6 division for the Arizona State Championships. In 1992 our team was the 3rd place team in the 3rd grade division at the National Grade School Championship. In 1996 our team was the 4th place team in the kindergarten division at the National Elementary Chess Championship. In 2009 our elementary team placed 7th in the state championships and the primary team placed 8th. Our teams successfully compete each year in a variety of tournaments.
All chess team members are encouraged to participate in Scholastic tournaments scheduled from September through December. Tournaments are held on Saturdays and a generous amount of volunteers are more than happy to carpool team members to tournaments sites. There are also various other tournaments though out the year that are supported by the team. All tournaments are attended on a voluntary basis by team members.
Coach: Mr. Mills