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First - Team     |     Inter - Team     |   A-Team 1500+


BAC Team Categories and Classifications

BayAreaChess offers 3 different categories of Teams, and players and students are welcome to inquire about these based on their USCF rating and tournament experience. Please note that students that have never attended a tournament, or are under 1000 USCF Rating, can ONLY be considered for the FIRST Team
*Note that Chesskid is not used or required for BAC Teams, we have posted the CK suggested Rating Range only as a convenience

BAC FIRST Team for players who are between 0-1000 USCF rating (or 850-1399 Chesskid)
Meets: Saturdays  3-5 PM PT ONLINE
Coming from Chesskid? This is a Level 2.5 - 4 Class.
Head Coaches: IM Faik Aleskerov

BAC INTERMEDIATE Team: for players of All Ages in the 1000-1500 USCF rating range (or 1400-1850 Chesskid)
Meets: Saturdays 1-3 PM PT ONLINE
Coming From Chesskid? This is a Level 4.5 - 5 Class. 
"Intermediate" is not the same as "Intermediate" on Chesskid, which is Level 3.
Head Coaches: IM Faik Aleskerov

BAC A-TEAM  - Chess Team for players of ALL AGES 1500+ USCF rating (or 1850+ chesskid)
Meets: Saturdays  11AM - 1PM PT ONLINE
Head Coach: GM Steven Zierk

Please READ the message from A-Team Head Coach:
The A-Team is for serious tournament players of any age 1500+ (strict) that are looking to improve their game. The group classes focus on universal chess skills, such as calculation, decision making, and positional judgment. Students are expected to work on chess regularly while attending classes, in the form of solving tactics, reading books, or playing online. Students are also expected to remain active tournament players while being members of the A-team.






                          TEAM MEETINGS

                       # of
  '22 JAN 1/8, 22 and 29 (no class on Martin Luther King weekend)   3 Finished  
  '22 FEB 2/5, 2/12 and 2/26 (no class on 2/19  - President's Day Weekend)   3 Finished  
  '22 MAR 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 and 3/26   4 Finished  
  '22 APR 4/2, 4/9, 4/23 and 4/30 (NO Class on 4/16)   4 Finished  
  '22 MAY 5/7, 5/14 and 5/21 (no class on 5/28)   3 Finished  
  '22 JUNE 6/4, 6/11, 6/18 and 6/25   4  Finished  

Team Fees, Policies & FAQ

Please find below a summary of BAC Team Fees and Policies. To see full Information please refer to BAC TEAM FEES AND POLICIES

Welcome to BAC Teams! Please read and acknowledge BAC Teams Policies and Fees:

BAC Team Classes are held monthly throughout the year and include 3-4 classes per month.

Flat Monthly  Fee:
First, Intermediate, A-Team - $143 x 3 Team meets/month; $177 x 4 Team meets/month.

Team Fee includes:
- 2 hours of the committed training with the team and Titled Team Coach(es) on scheduled Saturdays each month
- email communication follow-ups during the week by request with Team Coaches regarding problems & solutions, personalized questions, assigned homework.

 The BAC Team classes fee is a flat fee, which covers 3 or 4 classes a month and is payable monthly.

A-TEAM by invitation only,
Please email 
enrich@bayareachess.com to apply.

Registration is through the BAC Enrichment webpage:

Cancellation, Class Make-Ups and Pro-Rate Policy:
Cancellations are not allowed. Whether your child chooses to attend just selected or all classes per month, the price is the same.

There are NO Trial Classes.
There are NO make ups for missed classes.
There are NO prorates. There are NO monetary refunds for the cancellations: full credit may be offered to be applied to the following month (if cancelled prior to the first Team Class of the paid month).
Sick Team Member Policy: if the Team Member has been sick throughout more than one Team class, we will request an official doctor’s note, and will consider to credit the monthly fee amount towards the next month. There are no prorates for one missed Team class due to sickness.

Important Notes:
Remember to please register early for the Team classes, as many of our weekend events fill up.

Q: What's the difference between the Weekend Clubs and the BAC Teams?
A: The clubs are more casual, fun atmosphere and attendance can be on an ad-hoc basis by purchasing a drop-in fee. Teams need commitments and consistent attendance, and will be focused on improvement in all areas of chess, lecture, assigned homework, and of course, we will have fun! Please send us an email to enrich@bayareachess.com with any question anytime!

Q: Can we try out the class? Do you offer a first try-out class?
A: No, we do not offer try-out classes. You can register yourself/your child for 1 month, and if you/your child decide(s) to not continue, you simply do not register yourself/your child for the next month.

Q: What is expected from the Team members?
A: Consistent attendance and team commitment. Also recommended to spend several hours a week on chess at home.

Q: Is there a maximum number of team members for each team?
A: Yes. All teams are open by Space allowed. We provide a second coach if the number of Team members in the Team is larger than 12.

Q: Your Question here? Please email enrich@bayareachess.com