BAC Drop-In Chess Club - San Jose

9:30AM - 11:30AM. 
New + Beginner + Intermediate Players

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

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

1-Class 'At-The-Door' Payment: 40 Fee
or.. 'Pay Online' here: 45 Fee
Bundle: Buy 8 and get 2 Free : See Below

At-the-Door Payment: Just $40 per session (no advance registration necessary!)
  By registering online, you are confirming/reserving a seat for the NEXT available Saturday Club session. You may register here or make a Cash/Check payment at the door (on-location, preferred, and cheaper).

Buy 8 Classes, get 2 FREE (not available for Online purchase)
You may purchase a 2024-2025 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!

We welcome you to join us for our in-person Clubs. 
  - Currently only available in Palo Alto, Cupertino, or here at our San Jose BAC Office Location :  Map
  - 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.
  - Club skill range is for Levels 1-4 (or new to ~1000 USCF) - see the later SJ Club for advanced students.
  - At the end of class, students may trade any BAC-€oins they may have acquired in Chesskid or Over-the-Board tournaments for prizes from our Coin-store (BAC-€oins) with this Form: Trophy Pickup and Coin Redemption Form (google.com)
  - Old Club credits from 2018-2019, which could have been used toward any program or camp for 3 years, have expired (notices went out several times about an April 30, 2022 expiration).  


Format (general estimate):

  -  Arrival: 9:25-9:35 AM - 
  -  ~0-25 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.
  -  ~40-50 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.  
  -  ~40-50 mins: Organized Paired-play and over-the-board Gaming, puzzles, practice tournaments or engage in an activity based on the lesson.
  -  Pick-up at 11:30 AM.  Please be prompt.



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Club Length
2 hours
Drop-in Fee
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