Chess Club (Beginner or Intermediate)
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Chess Club (Beginner or Intermediate)

REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN FOR SESSION 3 OF CHESS CLUB. REGISTRATION FOR SY 2021-2022 WILL OPEN IN MARCH.

Did you know that chess helps improve memory, intuition, determination, mental energy, discipline, study skills, time management, and total concentration?  Your student can cultivate all of this and more! Coach Jon Santos invites students no matter the skill level. Each week participants work to improve their knowledge of chess and to develop those personal skills.

Join chess Coach Jon Santos for some great learning and fun! Meeting in eight week sessions, both beginner and intermediate players will hone their skills and abilities all while receiving personal feedback on their game! Coach creates weekly instructional videos for club members to learn on their own time and answers various chess questions. He covers many chess topics such as

The online Chess Club is VERY easy and stress-free. Coach emphasizes learning at one’s own pace. Students can Join the ZOOM Meetings that fit your personal schedule. Coach Santos is always happy to give you assistance as needed. If a student needs to switch club nights, that is not a problem; just let Coach know!

What do the online meetings look like? They include Checkmate of the Day, Puzzle of the Day, Short Mini-Lesson, and then a Speed Chess Tournament! Come Tuesday night, come Thursday night, or come both nights. More chess players mean bigger Tournaments! Here is an intro to the club video.

Students will learn about the game, play each other, and identify areas for improvement in their strategy and execution. Using two useful software platforms to provide content knowledge and gaming, students will enjoy this interactive, tactile, and fun experience.

Enrollment is broken into eight-week sessions, priced at $100 per student for each session. Tuesdays are for beginners and Thursdays are for intermediate skill level. Please watch this helpful video to help you discern which meeting might be best although students may attend what works best for their schedules.

  • Session 1 – Beginning week of October 12 (on October 15 for both clubs) and ending week of December 7; excludes break week of Thanksgiving
  • Session 2 – Beginning week of January 11 and ending week of March 8; excludes break week of February 22
  • Session 3 – Beginning week of March 15 and ending week of May 10; excludes break week of March 29

If you are not logged into your account, you may see a requirement for a 30% deposit to register; however, there is no charge to reserve for a club. Payment is due to teacher one week prior to first club meeting of the session in order to determine if the minimum number has been met.

Parents, let Jon Santos know if you are interested in forming a parent chess club! Adults love chess too!

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There will be a $20 one-time supply fee for access to the online game platforms.

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