BCA Bayou Community Academy


Welcome to BCA Chess Club!

We have hosted many chess tournaments at BCA in the past. We are excited for our next Invitational Chess Tournament on DATE TBA. National Chess Master Mike Papa, Native to Thibodaux, co-hosts the tournament, and teaches our chess club once a year. We are looking forward to another successful year!

Chess Club Sponsors

Mrs. Patten, BCA Chess Club Sponsor
[email protected]

Mrs. Martin, Co-Sponsor

Meeting Dates

BCA Chess Club meets every month on Club Day.

Club Dates:

  • September 30th 
  • October 28th 
  • November 18th 
  • January 27th 
  • February 17th 
  • March 31st 
  • May 12th 

Calendar of Events

BCA Chess Club Calendar of Events 2022-2023 Year: 


Club Name:  Chess Club

Sponsor(s):  Masami Patten    Co-Sponsor(s):  Leigh Martin

Dues:  NONE

Meetings:  Monthly (Optional meetings may be held prior to chess tournaments)

Member Eligibility:   

Scholars in grades 2–8 with a GPA of 2.4 are eligible for membership in this club.

Club Officers:   3 Chess Club Officers, One from 6th Grade, One from 7th Grade, and one from 8th Grade

Membership Requirements:

Members must attend monthly meetings and show a desire to learn and play the game of chess by participation.

Members must demonstrate appropriate and respectful behavior during all club activities.  

A member will be penalized to leave the club activity immediately for the remainder of the Club Day, when he/she is not compliant to Club Sponsors’ directions or warnings, which results in lowering his/her conduct grade/dot color twice during the Club Day.

Any form of cheating in chess games will result in revocation of the privilege to attend the Club Day in addition to a lower conduct grade/dot color.   

Probationary Status:

A student earning less than a 2.4 GPA in a given grading period will be placed on probationary status for the following grading period.  The member will be given two grading periods to reclaim a minimum 2.4 GPA.  If the GPA requirement is fulfilled, the member will be keep full membership in the club.  If the GPA requirement is not fulfilled, the scholar will lose membership.  Reinstatement to the club may occur when a cumulative 2.4 GPA is achieved. 

A scholar with his/her first discipline referral for any reason will be placed on probation.  Upon receiving the second referral, membership will be revoked.  

Procedures for Dismissal: At any time a member is placed on probationary status, a written notification detailing the infraction will be given to the scholar, parent and school administration. A conference can be scheduled if deemed necessary by the scholar, parent, club sponsor, or administration. Club membership will be revoked if terms of the probationary status are not met or for severe and/or habitual violations which will be determined by the club sponsor with support of the school administration.