CLASS OPTIONS

Beginner Courses

BEGINNER I - Just Starting


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Winter I Dates: January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Beginner I Goals: Students should be able to confidently move all chess pieces, set up the chess board, and identify pieces and squares on the chess board. They will also be introducted to check and checkmate as a concept. Progression Class: Beginner II Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40/Year for Locals and $25/Year for Distance Members The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE




GOALS OF BEGINNER COURSES


Students should be able to play a complete legal game of chess with confidence. Students should clearly understand how a game ends and how to execute basic checkmates. Upon completeion of the Beginner Courses, students will also be encouraged to play in our Unrated Practice Tournaments and move on to the Intermediate Courses.




BEGINNER II - Beyond the Very Basics


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Winter I Dates: January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Beginner II Goals: Students will learn and review check, checkmate and stalemate. Fundamental checkmate patterns along with the special rules of chess (castling, en passant) will be learned. Progression Class: Intermediate I Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40/Year for Locals and $25/Year Outside of Charlotte The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE





Intermediate Courses

INTERMEDIATE I - Introduction to Chess Tactics


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Winter I Dates: January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Intermediate I Goals: Students will learn various types of basic chess tactics including but not limited to: Forks, Pins, Skewers, Discovered Attacks, Removing the Guard and Decoy. Tactics are a very important part of chess and this class will be very important to beginners looking to take their chess to the next level. Tactics help increase board visualization and expand student thinking beyond elementary concepts. Progression Class: Intermediate II Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE




GOALS OF INTERMEDIATE COURSES


Students that complete the Intermediate I, II, and III classes will be ready for introductory rated tournament play between the 100-500 US Chess rating level. Completing the intermediate courses should give parents and coaches the confidence that students are ready to play in rated tournaments at an introductory level. Our goal is to ensure that students are properly trained before they join rated tournaments. Our Masters are professional and experienced tournament players and will ensure that the students in class learn the necessary and proper fundamentals before being pushed into tournament play. Why Is Tournament Chess Important to Learning? Read this Study About Its Correlation To Reading and Math Scores.




INTERMEDIATE II - Introduction to Chess Strategy


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Winter I Dates: January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Intermediate II Goals: Students will learn opening strategy, basic middlegame and endgame concepts. Students will learn the basic fundamentals needed to play each phase of a chess game. Progression Class: Intermediate III Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE




INTERMEDIATE III - Intro to Tournament Play


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm Winter I Dates: January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Intermediate II Goals: Students will review concepts from Intermediate I and II as well as learn deeper concepts in the opening, middlegame and endgame and how to apply the concepts to their own games. The CCCSA encourages students to play in formal tournaments, but only when they are ready to do so. This class completes the basic fundamentals that students need in order to compete. This class is the final class students are recommended to take before entering introductory tournament play. Students that successfully complete this class will be given a "certificate of tournament readiness" by the founder of the CCCSA, FIDE Master Peter Giannatos. Progression Class: Tournament Fundamentals I Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE





Chess Game

Tournament Fundamentals Courses

Tournament Fundamentals I - The Classics


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Winter I Dates: January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. TF I Goals: Students will learn from the classics. Examine the games of Paul Morphy, Willhelm Steinitz, Emmanuel Lasker, Alexander Alekhine and more! Students will build a more fundamental understanding of the game while learning from the greats. Studying the games of the greats is a fundamental building block to understanding the game as a whole. Progression Class: Tournament Fundamentals II Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40/Year for Locals and $25/Year for Distance Members The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: CLASS FULL




GOALS OF TOURNAMENT FUNDAMENTALS COURSES


Students will advance their chess knowledge to a intermediate tournament level. Upon completion of these courses, students should have the approximate playing strength/rating of 800 US Chess*. Students will have the knowledge necessary to begin learning from Grandmaster Naroditsky in the Master Classes.
*Online ratings to not accurately represent student strength. Students tend to be higher rated online than in official practice.




Tournament Fundamentals II - Opening and Middlegame Tricks and Traps


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm Winter I Dates: January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. TF II Goals: Students will learn common openings and middlegame positions. Opening names, traps and basic pawn structures will be discussed. Middlegame tricks and concepts will also be discussed. After completing the course, students will be well equipped with advanced opening and middlegame concepts to use in their own games. Progression Class: Master Class I Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40/Year for Locals and $25/Year for Distance Members The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: CLASS WILL BEGIN NEXT SESSION





Chess Game

Master Classes

INTERMEDIATE I - Introduction to Chess Tactics


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Winter I Dates: January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Intermediate I Goals: Students will learn various types of basic chess tactics including but not limited to: Forks, Pins, Skewers, Discovered Attacks, Removing the Guard and Decoy. Tactics are a very important part of chess and this class will be very important to beginners looking to take their chess to the next level. Tactics help increase board visualization and expand student thinking beyond elementary concepts. Progression Class: Intermediate II Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE




GOALS OF INTERMEDIATE COURSES


Students that complete the Intermediate I, II, and III classes will be ready for introductory rated tournament play between the 100-500 US Chess rating level. Completing the intermediate courses should give parents and coaches the confidence that students are ready to play in rated tournaments at an introductory level. Our goal is to ensure that students are properly trained before they join rated tournaments. Our Masters are professional and experienced tournament players and will ensure that the students in class learn the necessary and proper fundamentals before being pushed into tournament play. Why Is Tournament Chess Important to Learning? Read this Study About Its Correlation To Reading and Math Scores.




INTERMEDIATE II - Introduction to Chess Strategy


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Winter I Dates: January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Intermediate II Goals: Students will learn opening strategy, basic middlegame and endgame concepts. Students will learn the basic fundamentals needed to play each phase of a chess game. Progression Class: Intermediate III Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE




INTERMEDIATE III - Intro to Tournament Play


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm Winter I Dates: January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Intermediate II Goals: Students will review concepts from Intermediate I and II as well as learn deeper concepts in the opening, middlegame and endgame and how to apply the concepts to their own games. The CCCSA encourages students to play in formal tournaments, but only when they are ready to do so. This class completes the basic fundamentals that students need in order to compete. This class is the final class students are recommended to take before entering introductory tournament play. Students that successfully complete this class will be given a "certificate of tournament readiness" by the founder of the CCCSA, FIDE Master Peter Giannatos. Progression Class: Tournament Fundamentals I Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $150.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $165.00 / 6 Week Session Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 / Year for Locals and $25 / Year for Distance Option The CCCSA Was Awarded "Chess Club of the Year" in 2019 by the US Chess Federation Registration: REGISTER HERE





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