EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Saturday or Sunday - 4 locations, 5 possible times
BAC Clubs are 2-3 hour classes, held every weekend (all year long), suitable for new and rated players (0-1000 +/-). Club students will often be split by skill and receive lessons, classroom demonstrations, and play casual games with peers of similar strength. You can find Chess every weekend for students age 5-16, even if they are brand new to the game! Clubs use a drop-in schedule, so you do not have to commit to consecutive weekends or register in advance. Payments can be made at the door. Please also consider our discounted Bundle option, see below!
Our Top Instructors on Weekends
Coach Jason & Coach Matt @ San Jose Chess and Strategy Games Combo, Saturday 9-12AM : (35 / 3 hours)
Coach James & Coach Jason @ Palo Alto Strategy-Games, Saturday 1-3PM : (30 / 2 hours)
Coach James & Coach Jason & GM Kolev & Coach Natalia @ Palo Alto, Saturday 3-5PM : 30 / 2 hours)
Coach Jenny & Coach Bada @ Los Gatos, Saturday 4-6PM : (30 / 2 hours)
Coach Jenny & Coach Ford & Coach Bada @ Cupertino, Sunday 5-8PM : (40 / 3 hours + pizza!)
See ALL Coach Profiles here: https://enrichment.bayareachess.com/coaches
Club Off-Dates for 2019:
- Los Gatos Club (only) will be closed on 11/9/19
- Palo Alto Clubs (only) will be closed on 11/16/19 due to Construction.
- ALL Saturday Clubs will be closed on the following dates: 8/31/19, 11/30/19, 12/28/19
- The Sunday Cupertino Club will be closed on the following dates: 9/1/19, 12/1/19, 12/29/19
Saturday Morning 9AM - 12PM in San Jose - Chess and Strategy Game Combo Club
Address: 1510 Oakland Rd. Suite 120, San Jose, 95112 (map)
Click here to view details
Saturday Afternoon 1PM - 3PM in Palo Alto - Strategy Game Club
Address: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (map)
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Please email the BAC Enrichment Team.
Unique Blend of Learning & Fun!
- Drop off, casual games, pizza time
- Instruction time, practice
- Mini tournaments, paired games and more coaching time
For specific dates and fees, please click the Register for Clubs button.
Study of Selected Openings
Review Tactics Puzzles & Utilizing Tactics
Skeleton of the Pawns & the Muscle of the Pieces
True Focus Over the Chessboard
Register in advance or Drop-in?
The weekend clubs that BAC offers are focused on fun and casual chess, and hence we ALWAYS welcome drop-ins.
No need to pre-register, you can decide right before the club to bring your child and pay for drop-in on site with cash or check.
You can also purchase drop-in registration online on each clubs' page: enrichment.bayareachess.com/clubs/register-online
How to save $$$?
We are offering a completely new way for parents to save money when registering for weekend clubs:
Purchase a 10 bulk registration - aka "punch-card system": purchase a bulk of 10 club registrations and at the end you will get a FREE club entry (attending the 11th club is free). Note: due to the different prices at different locations, these punch-cards are non-transferable between locations.
Discounts & Policies
NUT FREE environment & No Food sharing policy: We keep a nut free environment at all of our classes, and we kindly asking every parent's support to help us with this. Please, do not send any food that contains nuts, and also educate and remind your child(ren) to not share food with other kids.
Sibling Discount: Please note that the sibling discount for the second child is 10% for both the drop-in or the bulk prices. The Sibling Discount will ONLY apply toward ONLINE payments.
If you purchased a bulk registration form for any of the clubs, and need to cancel for any reason (including but not limited to time conflict, change in mind, club not a good fit), we'll process your refund for a 10% admin charge. Got any questions or comments? Contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!