Welcome to Surf & Chess
In 1990, Patrick Neely wanted to create a positive after school environment for students where critical thinking skills could be developed and respect for others was a foundation. Twenty years on, the Surf ‘n Chess Club has impacted the lives of hundreds of students in downtown Phoenix. Every week, 500 kids pull out the chess boards, shake hands and learn how to make the right moves.
“Chessplayers outperformed the average student in the country and the average student in the district”
– Stuart Margulies, Ph.D in “The Effect of Chess on Reading Scores: District Nine Chess Program Second Year Report”