Over The Chessboard offers lessons, clubs, workshops and events for the whole family! 

Beginners through tournament-savvy players rated USCF 1400 are welcome. All ages!

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Everyone can play chess, and with a little work, achieve results. 

Plus it's fun for all ages!

What's new?

Jessica's book is out!
  • Try a sample activity here
  • Teacher Workshops: learn how to teach chess from nationally trained professional, Jessica E Prescott. Course includes syllabus, workbook, and life-time email assistance

Team Tournament Scoreboard:

updated 12/7/14

Winning school receives a pizza party at the end of the school year! (If I'm not your coach, I'll coordinate with them!)

Providence Day 18.5

St Patrick 13.5

Rama Rd 5

St Ann's 3

Davidson 2.5

Berewick 2

Dilworth 1.5

Charlotte Latin 1

Trinity Episcopal .5

Walter Bickett 0

Want lessons?   


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We use chess as a tool to promote education, leadership, and respect.

Email: jprescott@overthechessboard.com

Why chess?

Research now proves chess increases both academic and social skills.  We also know that chess can help boost self-esteem and augment logical and critical thinking.

Chess is fun for everyone!

"Every master starts as a beginner!"  --Irving Chernev
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