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 alike (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. It is preferred that payments be made at the door (attend any weekends/clubs you wish). Please also consider our discounted Bundle option, see below!
Note that the Strategy-Games club/curriculum is not Chess: to can learn more about that CLICK HERE
Our Top Instructors on Weekends
Coach Jason & Coach Matt @ San Jose Chess Club, Saturday 9-11AM : (30 / 2 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:
Club Off-Dates for 2020
SAN JOSE CHESS CLUB WILL BE CLOSED ON:
LOS GATOS CHESS CLUB WILL BE CLOSED ON:
PALO ALTO CHESS & STRATEGY GAMES CLUBS WILL BE CLOSED ON:
CUPERTINO CHESS CLUB WILL BE CLOSED ON:
Saturday Morning 9AM - 11AM in San Jose - Chess Club
Address: 2050 Concourse Dr #42, San Jose, 95131 (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)
Click here to view details.
Saturday Afternoon 4PM - 6PM in Los Gatos - Chess Club
Note: Absolutely NO Pork, Shellfish, Peanuts allowed at this site
Address: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032 (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 the drop-in price with cash or check (preferred method)
If you are certain of a date you wish to attend (we prefer payments made on-location), you can also make payments 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 (other than the two Palo Alto clubs, which are interchangeable).
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 or for Club-bundles purchased with Cash on location. The lead coach at each club can help you with this.
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. Any questions or comments? Contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!