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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.

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BAC, The largest nonprofit provider of scholastic chess in the West, has transitioned Online to best serve Families seeking dependable and engaging home- enrichment options for all levels of Chess during these uncertain times!  Please explore our massively popular Boot-Camps, Fall 2020 Terms, Weekend Teams and Drop-in single online sessions!  Whether you're looking for classes 1x, 2x, or 5x per week (or more!), we should have the right program that fits your schedule.

August Camps     Fall Semester     Drop-In Clubs     Team Classes



BAC BOOT-CAMPS (April 13 - July 31, August 10-21)!

"BAC Summer Camps"

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BAC Boot-Camp Class Ratios will not be higher than 9:1.  Level 1 Boot-camps will continue weekly through the Fall 2020 Semester and increase to 50 minutes from 45!

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Fee: $83 $77 per week for Lv 2-3,
$83 for Level 1
$87 for Levels 4-5


BAC Pools (3-Hour Online Camps!)

"3 Hour Pools"

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Pool Block Options:

   - Friday AM Pool: 10am - 1pm, by date (Levels 2-4)
   - Friday PM Pool: 2pm - 5pm, by date (Levels 2-4)

Friday 3-Hour Camps enjoy a variety of casual games, lessons, tournament practice + analysis live on Zoom!  The Week of August 3-7 is a special week that will have 3-Hour Camps DAILY.

Fee: $43 per block



Fall Courses Online

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BAC Fall Courses:  Registration will be by Day / Time / Level.  Coaches will be using Zoom-Breakout to optimize learning groups by skill.  Each term will be 6 weeks. Casual courses will be 6 classes and Motivated terms will be 12 classes. Coach ratios will not be higher than 10:1. One make-up session is permitted per course using our Drop-in Clubs (below). 10% Sibling discounts are added in automatically. 

Casual Course (6):
   $113 per semester
Motivated Course (12):
   $197 per semester 



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Single-Session Club Options:

   - Wednesday  6pm - 7pm    (Level 2-3)
   - Saturday 10am - 11am    (Level 3)
   - Saturday 4pm - 5pm      (Level 2)
   - Sunday 5pm - 6pm      (Level 3-4)

Drop-in Clubs have new members weekly so no course will be the same!

Fee: $20 per session




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Teams require a commitment to the scheduled Saturday dates.

BAC Teams are divided into the 3 groups:

 - BAC A-Team is open for scholastic AND Adult chess players 1500+ USCF rating.
 - BAC Inter Team is open for scholastic players in the 1000-1500 USCF rating range (level 4-5)
 - BAC First Team is open for scholastic players in the 400-1000 USCF rating range (level 3-4)

BAC Teams are taught by the titled professional chess players and instructors including IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM Faikl Aleskerov, GM Zviad Izoria

$130 for 3 Classes/month - 2H Each
$163 for 4 Classes/month - 2H Each


What Level is best for you? (More on Skill-Levels and USCF/Chesskid rating estimates)



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