Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy

Chess Club

Meets every Thursday after school.
The history of chess spans some 1500 years. The game originated in northern India in the 6th century AD and spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, the game was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently, through the Moorish conquest of Spain, spread to Southern Europe. In Europe, the moves of the pieces changed in the 15th century. The modern game starts with these changes. In the second half of the 19th century, modern tournament play began. Chess clocks were first used in 1883, and the first world championship was held in 1886. The 20th century saw advances in chess theory, and the establishment of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). more…
Chess Club
Chess Club
Chess Club
Chess Club
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  • Our Address

    Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy
    3218 11TH STREET
    ROCKFORD, IL 61109
    815-399-3021
    olsha@comcast.net
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  • About OLSHA

    An independent, grades 5 - 12 college-preparatory school loyal to the Magisterium.

    Passing on our Catholic and Western Heritage through the classical liberal arts.