St. Mary Chess Club is a student organization which teaches chess fundamentals while promoting sportsmanship. The chess club is open to new players, as well as experienced. Beginners are taught the rules and basics chess, while more advanced students learn strategies and tactics. The club functions as a tiered system where students must achieve specific goals in order to advance to the next level. Some of these benchmarks include solving a number of chess puzzles, identifying special moves, and playing a set number of games. The club’s season culminates with an in-house tournament. A typical club meeting begins with the introduction of a famous chess player and their importance to the chess community. Next, the members are taught different moves and strategic plays they can chose to implement in a match. Finally, the group splits into individual goal achievement and game play. St. Mary Chess Club members learn to play a classic game respectively while learning logical thinking skills which will be beneficial in the future.