Spring 2022 Chess Club @ Weibel Elementary
Fridays, 3:00 - 4:30PM
Full Term (14 weeks): 2/4 - 5/27
Spring Term (10 weeks): 3/4 - 5/27
End-Spring (5 weeks): 4/29 - 5/27
LEVEL 3+4 : Intermediate + Advanced (650+ USCF)
Registration Open for the 5-week Spring term:
90 minute courses, once per week (will join the full-term students!)
Be a part of the Weibel Chess Team at State and National Events + Free Workbooks, see below:
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. Top advanced players will benefit from high-level instruction and train for tournament 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!
Register: This course is best suited for players that are proficient with the game and have competed in tournaments in the past. If players prove to be less advanced, we will assess and move them to the proper room! To sign up for Beginner Chess directly, you may register here: WEIBEL Chess Club NEW+BEGINNER - '22 Spring | Bay Area Chess
Format: This 90 minute 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. Depending on Enrollment, Intermediate and Advanced may get their own rooms for optimized learning groups, while gaming/practice is more likely to incorporate everyone. Students may absolutely advance through the curriculum and upgrade rooms during the term.
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). This includes if one player registers for beginner and the other for advanced.
Ratio: Coach Ratios will not be higher than 12:1.
BAC Workbooks: Bonus Feature! Registering to the Inter/Advanced course comes with free workbooks from GM Susan Polgar ($19.99) for dedicated at-home practice. If a player completes a workbook during the term (and the book passes a quick accuracy test) - we will provide a 2nd, harder one, for free!!
Note: Intermediate/Advanced (this page) will receive workbooks for homework, while Beginner players will receive gold Chesskid.com memberships instead.
State Championship?: The Intermediate+Advanced class will absolutely be going to State and National Events as a School Team. We will be providing more details on these opportunities and events as the dates get closer. We may also be organizing Weibel-Only Events on Campus as well as discounts to our in-person weekend clubs (below) for even more training/practice!
Online Chess: We run Online terms all season in 7 or 9 week courses! Learn more here: SPRING 2022 | Bay Area Chess
In-Person Weekend Clubs: For supplemental learning, BAC hosts Drop-in Chess Clubs every Saturday in San Jose (near Milpitas) and Palo Alto (near Mitchell Park). No registration needed (pay at the door), all levels welcome!
Questions? FAQ Page. We can also be reached at Enrich@bayareachess.com
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