BAC Chess Club - San Jose (Advanced)

If you came to this page looking for the Beginner Club (Saturday Mornings, same location), you can find that page here : SATURDAY IN-PERSON CLUB @ BAC OFFICE | Bay Area Chess

This Club is OFF 3/9 due to the CalChess State Championship

BAC: In-Person Intermediate/Advanced Club

Saturday @ BAC Office in San Jose. 12PM-2PM.  This is a DROP-IN Club, so you do not have to register in advance and can join us any weekend you wish for single-session or bundle payment at the door.  Learn More below!

2050 Concourse dr #42
San Jose / South Milpitas, CA 95131 ( Map )

This Club caters more specifically to Intermediate and Advanced players, ages 7-17

1-Class 'Online' Payment: 53 Fee
1-Class 'At-The-Door' Payment: 50 Fee
Bundle: Buy 8 and get 2 Free : See Below

At-the-Door Payment: $50 per session (no advance registration necessary!)
  By registering online, you are confirming/reserving a seat for the NEXT available Saturday Elite Club session. You may register here or make a Cash/Check payment at the door (on-location).

Bundle: Buy 8 and get 2 classes FREE  (not available for Online purchase)
   You may purchase a 2024-25 Club bundle, which will be tracked in the on-location binder. Purchasing 10 San Jose Club sessions in advance for the price of 8.  Bundled classes have a full year to use (expires in 12 months) and DO NOT have to be used on consecutive weekends. Whenever you come in, skip the payment process and just sign in your punch-card style binder!  Bundle options are not available for Online purchase at this time. Bonus: When your bundle is up, the student receives a special award - which increases in value each bundle that is completed!  Speak with the on-site Coach if interested!

We welcome you to join us for our in-person Clubs. 
  - Currently available in Fremont, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Cupertino, or here at our San Jose BAC Office in two time-slots.  See them all.
  - Masks will not be required, though recommended. Please do not attend the club if the child is sick or showing symptoms.
  - There will not be a parent-room available, it will be by drop-off / pick-up. You may sign-in at the door and students will enter alone.

Format (general estimate):

  -  Arrival: 11:55-12:00 PM 
  -  ~0-20 mins: Students will engage in free-play with sanitized sets while we handle registration and collect all students, which also lets coaches do a general assessment of new students.
  -  ~45-60 mins:  We will then shift to a lesson or demonstration, based on the estimated skill levels present, which may include splitting the class into learning groups.  
  -  ~40-45 mins: Organized Paired-play and over-the-board Gaming, puzzles, practice tournaments, variants, or engage in an activity based on the lesson.
  -  Pick-up at 2 PM.  Please be prompt.

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