Individual players will learn to recognize the importance of their own thought processes. The individual learns to accept the consequences of personal decisions and the outcome of the game as a measure of self-development in a thinking skill. Competition in chess encourages self-motivation. We’ll strive to provide a friendly environment for competition for all schools. The input from every coach is valuable. We hope that this will help to grow the chess community in Kankakee County and surrounding areas for years to come.