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    Children's Tournaments & Coaching

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    This is a summary for K-12 students rated under 1400. For others, please see regular events.

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    Join or Start After-School Programs or Clubs

    Are you new to chess? Learn chess basics in your after-school program or our beginner clubs...
    1. If you already have an after-school program at your school, you can register & get information here.
    2. If you don't have an after-school program at your school, you can Request Program. (Find out why that is a great idea.)
    3. Regardless of whether you attend our after-school program, you can enroll in Weekend Chess Clubs with top-quality coaches. If you don't find a convenient location and time, please contact us.
  • Play US Chess Federation Rated Tournaments

    Are you ready for rated tournaments? We can help you improve...
    We offer Signature tournaments every weekend all over the Bay Area as well as special events every month or two. You play all games regardless of how many you win, draw, or lose (no knock-outs or eliminations). All these tournaments are authorized and rated by US Chess Federation. See below for more details.
      • 2021 CalChess Super State Championship
        July 24, 31 & August 7, 2021 at lichess (lichess.org)

        The top players of these qualifiers will play in OTB (Over The Board) State Championship Playoffs!
               
      • 2021 US Amateur National Championship
        August 28 (North) | September 11 (West) | September 25 (South) at lichess (lichess.org)

               
    • 2021 Young People Championship & Blitz
      September 4 at Fremont Marriott (map)

      Join us for Bay Area Scholastic Championship & Quads!
             
    • Signature Tournaments
      Every Weekend

      Signature tournaments are designed to practice, learn, and improve while having fun playing in tournaments every week or two. You may play in Swissly (4 games) or Quadsly (3 games).
             
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