New Players, Welcome to Bay Area Chess, Online! 

With over 100 Broadcasts per week, we bring quality Online instruction to the Bay Area and Beyond!
No recordings; we are 100% live.  No Webinars; we are 100% Interactive.

This page is dedicated to Absolute Beginners (Brand new players unable to Checkmate, or Level-1 students) for Online Courses. If you are looking for options for more experienced Players (Levels 2-5), please visit our 2021 Camps Page. Please note that In-Person Camps always welcome new players as well.

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 Level 1 - Absolute Beginners: For BRAND NEW players only; still learning the pieces and unable to checkmate or complete a game without assistance. 
   Topics can include: Piece names/movement, starting position, turn-sequence, piece values, special rules, general board competencies and checks/checkmates. Combine with the first 10 animated lessons on your ChessKid account for optimal development and growth!


Each Link below will take you directly to a Registration page.
You may also find Boot Camps in our General Camps Menu (all camps)

Summer 2021 Level 1 Boot-Camps 

6/7 - 6/11 @ 10am-10:50 (pst)  Complete 
 6/21 - 6/25 @ 1pm-1:50 (pst)  Complete
7/5 - 7/9 @ 10am-10:50 (pst)  Complete
7/19 - 7/23 @ 1pm-1:50 (pst)  Complete
8/2 - 8/6 @ 10am-10:50 (pst)  Complete

Class Description:

Bay Area Chess Level-1 Boot-Camps are hosted for 1 session per day (1 week), online via Zoom, and in partnership with www.Chesskid.com to provide every registered student with a free $49 value 1-Year gold membership account where students will have 24/7 access to unlimited games, extra lessons, puzzles, and to serve as a platform for students to play classmates and others across the nation. Classes will utilize Zoom-Breakout to optimize learning groups for larger classes with our low coach ratio for 100% live and interactive courses! You will not need any materials, everything is provided online.

BAC's experienced coaches are are able to track all progress and give assessments based on Chesskid.com performance and scores! A Homework suggestion curriculum will be emailed to help every child maintain the practice needed to stay on track (and join us for level 2 camps going forward!)

New users: Information about your ChessKid Membership will be emailed 1-4 days before Course starts. You will be added to our BAC general Club with nearly 3500 other active members!

Zoom: The orientation for the class (containing the Schedule and Zoom Link) are emailed to you roughly 24 hours before the Course starts.
* Hotmail.com users: Our Links often end up in your Spam Folder, please check there before emailing!

More BAC FAQ Here.