Grades: K-12 (classification based on skill level, not grade)
Beginners: Players will be introduced to basics of chess including piece movement, tactics such as pins, skewers, forks, double, attacks, discovered checks, double checks, and how to checkmate with a combination of various pieces. Players will learn how to maneuver their pieces as a cohesive unity, and they will learn how to score (write down their moves) in order to review and improve their play.
Intermediate: Chess clocks and tournament play will be introduced at this level. Players will continue their study of piece movement, tactics and how to checkmate with a combination of various pieces. They will review their plays with the instructor in order to advance their play to the next level.
Masters Study: Players will be asked to complete chess problems and will study games from the great masters in order to learn various opening schemes. Emphasis on tournament play will help master players prepare for regional, state and national competitions.
• Instructor: Herminio Baez, Mr. B Chess
• Dates: Week 1: May 29-June 1 (Beginners, for Girls only), Week 3: June 11-15, Week 8: July 16-20
• Times: 9:00am-12:00pm
• Location: Midway Campus