Chess has a long history with the school. There are mentions in the yearbooks starting in the 1930s of individual students enjoying casual games in their down time.
The first mention of any kind of organized affair is in the 1961 Loyola Review and 2A's chess team.
In 1965 we saw the formation of the first formal chess club. It had probably started around 1961/62, but clubs didn't usually get page space in the Review back then. We only found this because it was mentioned in a graduate's leaving message.
For 2 years in the early 70s it was under the Games Club, but returned as the Chess Club with it's first club photo in the yearbook in 1973:
Below is a picture of an intense battle between a Teacher and student during a tournament in 2012: