ImagesWEIBEL Chess Club - '23 Spring


'23 SPRING Chess Club @ Weibel Elementary

Fridays, 3:00 - 4:30PM  (90 minute classes)
Doors open at 2:45pm!

  1. - Full Spring Schedule (Jan-May) = 1/20-5/12
    Off-Days: 4/7 and 4/14

  2. Partial Spring Schedule (March-May) = 3/24-5/12
    Off-Days 4/7 and 4/14

*Why is the Price higher than it was in Fall?  Schools that use Semester-based Enrichment (rather than equal length trimesters) have a Spring term that is often several weeks longer than Fall terms. The price fluctuates accordingly.


90 minute courses, once per week (will join the full-term students!)

Bay Area Chess: The largest non-profit Chess provider west of Texas!  
BAC combines fun and learning while promoting a team spirit where everyone helps each other succeed and improve. Our chess program will cover the very basics for students new to the game while also challenging more experienced players with more advanced concepts. Students will have the opportunity to learn the moves of the pieces, opening strategy, tactics, checkmates and endgame play. Students will also learn valuable life skills through chess, such as winning and losing with grace, sportsmanship, planning and team spirit. Our mission is to transform and enrich the lives of students through chess.  BAC is also the official organizer of the California State Championship and will be sending a Weibel Team to States every year going forward!

A special note of Thanks to Dr Alan Kirshner, original Weibel Chess organizer and a legend in the field of chess. Thank you, Sir.

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Register:  ALL Levels will be registering through this page (unlike last year where we separated registration by skill).  We have records on returning students and will know immediately which players are joining us for the first time.  If you have a player NEW to our program, but NOT New to Chess, please just mention it in notes. Assessments will be done on the first hour of the first day of class.

Format:  This 90 minute Club Course will be roughly 50% demonstration/instruction and 50% live pairings or puzzle time. We aim to keep kids engaged and learning for the whole duration while also having fun doing it!  More FAQ here.  We will be assessing players on the first day. This allows for us to get to know the students, go over the rules and make sure all players are properly grouped by monitoring open-play before moving forward with deeper instruction. 

Grade-Level:  Our Programs are generally for Grades 1-8. BAC accepts Kindergartners if they are already familiar with the game (can complete a game on their own) or are a sibling of an older enrolled student.

Coaches and Curriculum:  Many of our Coaches were influential regulars that taught at Weibel in the past, like GM Enrico Sevillano and coaches Bada and Jenny!  Meet them all here: Coaches | Bay Area Chess.  Our esteemed coaches will evaluate the final roster and develop a curriculum that best suits our players based on their needs, experience levels and goals. 

Discount:  10% Sibling discounts are accounted for automatically by the system (so long as purchases are made in one single transaction).

Ratio:  Coach Ratios will generally be 12:1 or better in any given classroom.  Some lessons/circumstances allow for higher.

2022 State Championship Titles!:  
Grade K-3 100-400  1st Place State Champion School!
Grade K-3 400-800  1st Place State Champion School!
Grade K-3 400-800  1st Place State Champion Club!
Grade K-3 400-800  1st Place Individual State Champion!
Grade K-3 800+  2nd Place State Champion Club!
Grade 3:  State Co-Champion School!
Grade 3:  1st Place State Champion Club!
Grade 3:  3rd Place individual State Title!
Grade 4:  2nd Place Individual State Title!
Grade 5:  1st Place State Champion Club!

2022 Grade-Level Championship Titles!:
Grade 1:  1st Place School!
Grade 2:  1st Place Club!
Grade 5:  2nd Place Club and 2nd Place School
Grades K-5: 1st AND 3rd Place Individual Titles +1st Place School AND Club!!  


Did you know we host Chess AFTER the Weibel Class is done.. in the SAME ROOM?

In-Person Fremont Club:  For supplemental learning, BAC hosts a Drop-in Chess Club at this SAME location immediately after Weibel Chess every Friday.  This 90-minute session is open to all players or any school, 4:30-6pm. No registration needed (pay at the door for each session you attend), all levels welcome!  Come one week and not the next, it's drop-in!  WEIBEL has the unique option to use this Club as a make-up session if they missed a prior after-school class, which is the only school we provide this option for!!  Learn more about the drop-in FREMONT CLUB.

Questions?  We can be reached at Enrich@bayareachess.com


More Info: 

 https://enrichment.bayareachess.com is the BAC Enrichment Site : 
For all Camps / After School Classes / Clubs / Chesskid.com / Practice Events / Online Teams
Support Email: enrich@bayareachess.com

- https://www.bayareachess.com  is the BAC Tournament Site : 
All USCF Events use the Tournament website (uses a different login than the Enrichment site)
Support Email: events@bayareachess.com


Stay Safe! Have Fun! Learn Chess!


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