The purpose of the Chess Warrior Association is to motivate young people to learn about chess, to become chess literate and to learn how to win a game of chess. Everyone who attempts a game of chess wants to win. But learning how to win is effortful. Wanting to win does not automatically supply motivation to make the effort needed to learn how to win. The Chess Warrior Association provides the needed motivation by forming a community in which knowledge of chess is rewarded with membership, status and praise.
These downloads contain the tools needed to operate a successful Chess Warrior Association Chapter.
- The Chess Warrior Association Chapter Master Handbook
Download the “CWA Chapter Master Handbook” and read it before you start. The Chapter Master needs to understand the CWA motivational elements. Part II of this Handbook, “CWA, Getting Started,” offers help for starting a new CWA Chapter and is available on request at CWA@project-collage.com
- Chess Warrior Association Posters
Download these five PDF files to a flash drive, take them to a print shop and have 18″ X 30″ posters made and laminated. These are essential for providing the familiar setting for all CWA meetings. The Pawn Narrative is included as a poster for use in instruction
Each Chess Warrior should have a folder in which they keep CWA related papers. The following downloads are intended to be printed and kept in the Chess Warriors’ folders.
- CWA Rank Narratives
Download the CWA Rank Narrative PDF Files and the companion CWA Rank Narrative-Bs. These contain the curriculum Chess Warriors follow to achieve Chess Warrior Ranks. Print as needed.
- CWA Handouts include 8 1/2″ X 11″ versions of the CWA Posters:
CWA Purpose Statement, the CWA Ranks, Three Chess Threes, CWA Tournament Charts
- Also intended for the Chess Warrior’s folders:
- CWA Certificates
Print these certificates on White, 32lb Premium Presentation paper and your Warriors will have an award worthy of display.
For any inquiries or to request Part II of Chess Warrior Association, please email us at CWA@Project-Collage.com