12/06/2019, 12/13/2019, 01/10/2020, 01/17/2020, 01/24/2020, 01/31/2020, 02/07/2020, 02/14/2020, 02/21/2020, 02/28/2020, 03/06/2020
Chess is fun! It can be learned quickly and easily. Chess helps improve critical cognitive skills such as concentration, spatial intelligence, and problem solving. Beyond academia, chess influences social behavior including self-esteem, respect for others, patience, and good sportsmanship.
The Berkeley Chess School is a nonprofit organization offering chess instruction from kindergarten through high school since 1982. We are an affiliate of the US Chess Federation. Over the years our students have won many state championships and several have gone on to become National Masters, FIDE Masters, and International Masters. GMs Sam Shankland and Jon Ludwig Hammer were both enrolled in these programs, and went on to be seconds for Magnus Carlsen during his World Championship games!
Lessons include 20 minutes of instruction and 40 minutes of supervised play.
Students who move beyond the level of an afterschool class are encouraged to consider the San Ramon Friday Night program. You can see details on our website.
Also, we encourage students who are ready, to join the San Ramon Quad tournaments, also listed on our website.
Participants must currently be in grades 1 to 5.
Registration starts on 06/04/2019 and ends on 02/28/2020.
Please contact The Berkeley Chess School if you have any questions.