Class Day: Wednesdays
Class Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm Eastern
Meeting Location: Online using Chessable Classroom technology. The Chessable Classroom allows students to attend classes in the most interactive and simple way.
Note: Classes meet on the days listed above consistently throughout the year. See class holiday calendar for full year outlook.
Who is this Level Best Suited For?
Students who are either complete beginners or who have only learned and played chess at home. This course is best for students with no tournament experience or formal chess instruction.
Topics taught in the Beginner Level include, but are not limited to: piece movement, check, checkmate, stalemate, fundamental checkmates, checkmate patterns, piece values, and chess vocabulary.
Students will be able to play a complete legal game of chess with confidence. Students will clearly understand how a game ends and how to execute basic checkmates. Our coaches will ensure that the students in class learn the necessary and proper fundamentals before being encouraged to begin tournament play.
Upon completion of the Beginner Course, students will be encouraged to play in our Unrated Practice Tournaments and move on to the Intermediate Courses. View events calendar here.
All materials are provided for class.
Considerations for progression include but are not limited to: mastery of topics introduced, completion of homework, class participation and performance.
The CCC's custom leaderboard feature allows instructors to see the amount of effort students are putting in away from class. Instructors will also use the leaderboard tool as a way to monitor student progress.
Once the instructor believes the student is ready to progress, they will notify the parents and classes administrator.
Parents receive a monthly progress report with key areas of growth and improvement.
For students who are complete beginners (do not know how the pieces move), the in-person classes are recommended. For others, both the online and in-person options are viable.
Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework.
While students are expected to attend classes chosen at the time of registration, we understand that things come up. If a student must miss a scheduled class, they may notify CCC staff and attend a different day of the equivalent class. Make up classes must be scheduled the week leading up to, or the week just after the missed class.
Cost for Class:
$100.00 / month for CCC members
$110.00 / month for non-members
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