Who We Are

Wood Chess of Central Pennsylvania is an affiliate of the United States
Chess Federation, a non-profit organization.  The organization, founded in
2008, specializes in teaching chess for players of all ages.   We work with
schools, scholastic groups, collegiate programs and retirement facilities
within  a 50 mile radius of Lancaster in central Pennsylvania.  We provide
individualized instruction, rated tournaments and special events.  As an
organization, we donate a lot of the services to various groups.  We are  
sponsored by Wood Enrichment Services, a Limited Liability Company.
              President - Mark M. Wood   
Mark is a retired gifted educator with 36 years of experience.  He
started directing chess in 1984.  He is now a certified advanced
chess coach and Level II tournament director for USCF.  He has
directed two national scholastic championships  in Nashville
Tennessee involving more than  5500 players.  Mark was the
assisant chief tournament director for the US Blind Championship
in Lindsburg, Kansas in 2017.  Locally, he has been chief
tournament director for over 75 tournaments over 8 years.
 Public Clubs are open during winter, spring, summer, and fall sessions
and meet 30 weeks a year.   We meet in Annville (Mon), Berks (Tues),  
New  Holland (Wed),  Hershey (Thurs),  Lancaster (Sat) , and Mechanicsburg
(Sun).  Students enrolled can attend club in any location with chess account.
 In addition we have private clubs in retirement centers, school sand
collegiate clubs that are held throughout the year.  
The mission of Wood Chess Services is to develop a student's intellectual  
potential through chess actvities.   Instructionaal lessons and tournament
participation will encourage risk taking, leadership by higher level
thinking and social skills.
Our Achievements
2017 - State Champion in K-6 U800  & K6 U500
2016-  State Champion in 7-12 U1000 and K6 U700
2016-  Second in State in K-6 U600, K-12 Open, K-6 Open, & K-6 U600
2015 - State Champion in K-6U800
2015-  Second in State  K-6 Open
d in State  K-6 Open    
2013 - State Champion K-3 Open
2012 -  Second in State in K-6 Open & K-3 Open
       Vice President - Joseph S. Weber
Joe is a retired electrical technician with advanced problem
solving skills.   He is a lifetime member of the USCF who has
played in over 200 tournaments in his 40 year chess career.   Joe
was the head chess coach at the Conestoga Valley High School  for
seven years. Currently, Joe is a certified Scholastic Coach and
Level II Tournament Director. He currently instructs advanced
students and helps direct Quad, Swiss and Bughouse tournaments.
Contact Us
Wood Chess Services Division
Wood Enrichment Services, LLC
238 Delp Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
Email:  mwood@woodservices.org
Phone:  (717) 475-6473
Fax:  (717) 945-5527
Website:  http://woodchess.org
Facebook: http://facebook.com/woodchess.org