Proposed Schedule: This session of club will run 12 sundays, (exact dates will be confirmed on first day of club, during class).
Sept 10, 17, 24
Oct 1, 15, 22, 29
Nov 5, 12, 19
Dec 3, 10, 17
Max enrollment: 28 students
Club Fees : $ 360 (check or cash).
This is a club focused on match play. Players will be ranked
according to their USCF ranking (if they have one) or they will be assigned an
in-house rating which will be tracked and updated as they progress through the
class. Players will be taught, proper use of chess notation, how to record
their games on a sheet of paper, how to use the chess clock.
Some instruction may apply to all students, some instruction
will be limited to smaller groups based on their skill level.
Mentor and student volunteers will rotate through the class
to ensure that everyone is making incremental progress in their chess play. If you are interested in volunteering to help run the club, please email us directly.
Topics that will be covered as part of the in-class
instruction include elementary checkmates, Advanced checkmates, pawn promotion,
basic chess openings and middle game strategies.
All, students will receive some feedback on every game they
play to help them develop skills to analyze their past games and use that to
improve future chess play.
The curriculum will be rigorous, so please plan on
attending all sessions to derive maximum benefit. Repeated absence and
tardiness may lead to removal from the chess club.
Requirements to Enroll
Genuine desire to learn chess and play in a competitive
environment or tournaments.
Basic understanding of chess board and chess pieces, rules
of how each piece moves and in general be able to play a game to completion.
Understanding of chess notation and use of chess clock are
preferred but not required. Both these concepts will be taught/revised in the
Dedication to practice a couple of days a week in addition to
chess club is recommended.
Please provide USCF rating, if available.
The club is designed to accommodate players of wide range of
chess ability and every student will get instruction appropriate to their level
in a group environment. There is no specific age or grade requirement. Based on
past experience, the club is most suitable for Grades 2 through 6. Exceptions
will be made on an individual basis.
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