STA Chess Club


Two Chess Options at STA

First, Chess classes during Wednesday lunch/recess time with Learning Through Games!

Signups for K thru 8th grade – all levels.

This program is great for ALL levels, and is taught in a fun way!

Classes (during lunch and recess, one day a week) are being offered at St. Thomas beginning the week of September 7th  thru the end of the year.

“Learning Through Games” has taught Multiple State Champion Scholastic Teams.
However we are known for our fun and kid friendly style of teaching.

Fee:  The cost is $103 (no refunds after Sept. 7th) per student for this chess session. 2022 Q4 STA Chess Class Registration and
please send payment to:
Learning Through Games
11504 Senie Lane, Carmel, IN. (or leave it at the front desk),
Paypal at or
bank/zellpay at (317) 224-6771.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: or (317) 224-6771.

Second, Chess club and CYO league after school Wednesdays
with an STA parent-coach!

CYO Chess Team (After school):

Mike Chapuran (“Coach Chap”), a parent of two STA kids, is the volunteer coach of our CYO Chess Team after school on Wednesday’s.  Mike is a United States Chess Federation-certified tournament director and coach, and the founder of the Naptown Gambit Chess Club.

Here is the 2022-2023 schedule:

  • Practices for ALL GRADES start Wednesday, September 7, 2022 from 3:15 to 4:30pm and conclude Wednesday, October 5. (Fee is just $15 to cover T-shirt).
  • Wednesday practices stop and are replaced by Wednesday CYO matches at other Catholic schools from 4:30 to approximately 6:30pm on October 12, 19, 26, November 2, and November 9. (Fee is $55 for any student playing in CYO tournament—all $ goes to CYO).
    • Carpooling is available, but you might need to sign your child up for Aftercare to cover 3pm-4pm when carpool leaves.
  • The CYO season concludes with a large team tournament all day Saturday, November 12 at the CYO office downtown (typically 9am – 3pm).
  • The 2nd Annual CYO Invitational Tournament for individuals is being held tentatively at STA on Saturday, December 10. (Coach Chap runs this for free).
  • Practices for 3rd GRADE & UP continue the rest of the year from November 16, 2022 to May 31 (end of year party), but just for students 3rd grade and older. (Fee is another $15 for equipment)

To sign up your child/children, fill out this form:

Questions? Email Coach Chap at

All fees are done through the direct billing system of St. Thomas School.