New ONLINE Group Classes

Message from NorCal House of Chess

In these challenging times, we hope you and your loved ones are doing well and staying strong and healthy. We are all in this together and as everyone does their part, we will all come out of this together. In the meantime, NorCal House of Chess remains committed to enriching our lives through the joy of chess. Please see our newly offered online classes below.

SATURDAY CLASSES

10:00 – 11:30 am Advanced Class (Semi-Private)
*Register for each month below*

January        February      March    April     May     June     July     August     September     

October    

This is a group class ideal for kids whose USCF rating is from 500 and above. We will only allow 2-6 kids in this class.

Cost: $ 30 per class*   Registration is month-to-month

10:30 -11:30 am Beginner Class with Coach Seth (Semi-Private)
*Register for each month below*

February    March     April     May     June      July     August     September      October     

This group class is ideal for kids who don’t have a rating or with a maximum USCF rating of 400. We will only allow 2-6 kids in this class.

Cost: $ 30 per class*    Registration is month-to-month

SUNDAY CLASSES

10:00-11:15 am   Intermediate Group Class
*Register for each month below*

June     July     August     September     October          

We will have 6-12 kids in this class. Please sign up right away since seats are limited. This will be an intermediate class. Ideal rating is 300-600 USCF. Lower or non-rated can also join with good basic knowledge or with coach approval.

Cost: $ 20 per class*     Registration is month-to-month

11:30-12:30 pm   Intermediate/Advanced (Semi Private)
*Register for each month below
*

February     March   April     May     June     July      August     September     October    

This is a Semi-Private class, hence the number of kids is limited. We will only allow 2-6 kids in this group.  Ideal for more serious kids with ratings of at least 400 USCF.

Cost: $ 30 per class*     Registration is month-to-month

12-1 pm   Adv. Beginners (Semi-Private)
*Register for each month below*

June     July     August     September     October

This is a Semi-Private, hence the number of kids is limited. We will only allow 2-6 kids in this group.  Ideal for beginners who already know the basics and/or previously took beginners with us.  

Cost $30 per class*     Registration is month-to-month   

1:30-3:00 pm  Advanced Players (Semi Private)
*Register for each month below*

February     March     April     May     June     July     August     September      October    

This is a Semi Private class, hence only 2-6 kids will be allowed in this group. Ideal for more serious kids with ratings 1000 and above.

Cost: $ 30 per class*     Registration is month-to-month    

3-4 pm   Intermediate (Semi-Private)
*Register for each month below*

February     March    *Please contact us for current class registration

This is a Semi-Private, hence the number of kids is limited. We will only allow 2-6 kids in this group.  Ideal for more serious kids with ratings of 0-700 USCF (if lower rated must have prior knowledge but may not have played in many tournaments to establish rating).

Cost: $30 per class*     Registration is month-to-month

MONDAY CLASSES

4:00 – 5:00 pm Beginner/Intermediate Class

*Register for each month below*

  June     July     August     September     October    

This group class is ideal for kids who are beyond the basics. We will only allow 6-12 kids in this class.

Cost: $ 20 per class*                      no. of kids:  6-12

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

5 – 6 pm Beginners Group Class
*Register for each month below*

June     July     August     September     October

This group class is ideal for kids who don’t have ratings or with a maximum USCF rating of 400.   We will only allow 6-12 kids in this class.

Cost:  $ 20 per class*            

THURSDAY CLASSES

6:15 – 7:30 pm Intermediate Class
*Register for each month below*

June     July     August     September     October

This is an intermediate class ideal for kids whose USCF rating is between 400 and 700. Some kids who don’t have a rating will also be allowed as long as he/she is beyond beginner level. We will only allow 6-12 kids in this class.

Cost: $ 20.00 per class*       

HOW DO ONLINE CLASSES WORK?

1) First, you need register through our website.  Click the link on group classes online!

2) After you’ve registered, we will send you the link via email. We will be using Zoom as our platform in terms of video & audio. For the chess games, we require that you sign up at lichess.org. This is the same site where we will do practice games. As soon as you’ve signed up on lichess, please email us your name/handle.

3) Then you’re all set! Please have your kids be ready 5 minutes before class starts. Simply click the zoom link when the kids are ready!

*Please note: make-ups/credits are not allowed for these classes which are offered at a reduced rate. Registration is required each month in order to gain access to the class. You will receive a new classroom link with Zoom ID and PW each time you register.

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