NEW ONLINE CHESS CLUB
Since all schools and events are closed for the present, we have moved our Kids Chess Club online. We appreciate your patience and feedback through this challenging process.
We are offering free daily chess lessons using Zoom (Monday thru Friday from 3:00 to 4:00) until the end of May 2020, to help keep your children engaged and sharpen their chess skills during this social isolation. All students interested in studying and playing chess in a fun, nurturing but competitive learning environment are welcomed to join. We are using the FREE website Chess.com to run games, tournaments and do specialized lessons. You do not have to be a member of Chess.com for your child to participate in the free chess club using Zoom. But if you want them to play against other kids in the club, and participate in other events, you will need to register with Chess.com. Once you sign up on Chess.com send a friend request to “KidCoach” (that’s me). I will respond with an invitation for you to join our private club (Kids Chess Club). Until we come up with a more efficient process; all the Zoom Meeting ID numbers are posted daily at the Chess.com club called Kids Chess Club on the front page (remember, this is a private club). You can also send me your email address and request to be added to our schedule announcement emails. We hope everyone stays healthy and that we are all back in school soon.
In addition, you can register on our affiliate site to participate in Tournaments, Bughouse, individualized and group lessons, and other events. Please visit ChessContender.com and follow the enrollment instructions. Chess.com membership is required. The Zoom ID numbers for all events will be posted daily at the private club’s page called Chess Contender. Participation in this club is also currently free.
Welcome to the Kids Chess Club
Kids Chess Club is a non-profit Company founded by International Chess Master Larry Evans and Tom Callaghan as a way to provide more chess classes to more kids. All tax deductible registration fees and donations will help pay for Chess Clubs at your school and at other less privileged schools. It is our mission to broaden the horizons of young minds through chess and offer free chess clubs to disadvantaged and under-performing students at underprivileged schools who otherwise could not afford it.
Our goal is to teach children in grades K-12 abstract concepts of planning, analysis and strategy through the game of chess. Kids will be excited to understand and amazed by the positive experience that chess offers. We believe that when a child learns the most complicated game in the world they will build self-confidence, develop self-learning tools and learn how to evaluate their own decision making process.
This after-school Chess Club for Kids is fun and educational. Kids in the Chess Club participate in mental gymnastics, learn chess from trained instructors, and experience competition with others. Kids who learn chess will sharpen their analytical and observation skills which will be very useful in many aspects of their life. The Chess Club offers a safe, nurturing environment for kids to learn abstract concepts and compete with each other in a mental game. Chess teaches critical & abstract thinking, planning, logic and analysis. It improves the ability to concentrate and teaches the value of good sportsmanship. Chess also teaches the importance of behavior management: making good choices and considering all possibilities.
International Chess Master Larry Evans of Mountain Lake Chess Camp is famed for his Chess Schools for kids in San Diego, San Francisco, Lake Arrowhead and Hong Kong; and our combined teaching experience amounts to over 25 years in schools and other venues across San Diego County. Dubbed the “Evans Method” by the United States Chess Federation (and once featured on the Tonight Show), this uniquely interactive teaching style has transformed thousands of children and youth and produced national chess champions at every scholastic level.
After School Sessions are 8 weeks, meeting once per week for 1 hour and are open to all age groups from grades K through 12. Each week students will win prizes for their active participation and attention. At the end of 8 weeks Trophies will be awarded to the top players and all other players will receive a participation award. Tournament competition will also be available for an opportunity to win additional trophies. Kids Chess Club makes the game of chess easy to understand and fun for all ages.
Please check this web site periodically in the future for more information on our non-profit activities and upcoming events.