CLASS OPTIONS

Beginner Courses

BEGINNER I - Just Starting


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Winter II Dates: March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4(No Class - Easter), April 11, April 18, April 25 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 II Dates: March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4(No Class - Easter), April 11, April 18, April 25 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

Tournament Fundamentals I - The Classics


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Winter II Dates: March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4(No Class - Easter), April 11, April 18, April 25 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: REGISTER HERE




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 II Dates: March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4(No Class - Easter), April 11, April 18, April 25 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: REGISTER HERE (CLASS FULL)





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Tournament Fundamentals Courses

Tournament Fundamentals I - The Classics


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Winter II Dates: March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4(No Class - Easter), April 11, April 18, April 25 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: REGISTER HERE




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 II Dates: March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4(No Class - Easter), April 11, April 18, April 25 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: REGISTER HERE (CLASS FULL)





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Master Classes

MASTER CLASS I - For Ratings 800-1200


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Winter II Dates: March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4(No Class - Easter), April 11, April 18, April 25 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Master Class I Goals: Students will build upon their knowledge to increase their performance in tournament competition while learning from a top player and coach. After the fundamental basics are learned, chess knowledge is acquired through examples from tournament practice and game review. Students are able to learn through high level examples and from a top players experiences in practice. Coaching: Students will learn under the tutelage of coach, Grandmaster (GM) Daniel Naroditsky. GM Daniel Naroditsky is the highest rated player and coach in the Southeast and is a top player in the nation. GM Naroditsky was World Under 12 Champion and US Junior Champion. Progression Class: Master Class II* *Unlike the fundamentals courses, the Master Classes only allow progression based on rating improvement. Students will remain in the class that fits their peak US Chess rating. Students who continue in the same class will not repeat the same lessons learned but rather continue building the skills needed to reach the next rating level. Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $175.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $190.00 / 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 (CLASS FULL)




GOALS FOR ADVANCED COURSES


Our goal is to ensure that students are properly trained as they work their way up the rating ladder. Students will learn from the best coaches in the Southeast and thus have a competitive advantage over their peers. Why Is Tournament Chess Important to Learning? Read this Study About Its Correlation To Reading and Math Scores.




MASTER CLASS II - For Ratings 1200-1600


Class Day: Sunday Class Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm Winter II Dates: March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4(No Class - Easter), April 11, April 18, April 25 Student Expectations: Attend the classes scheduled. Complete all assigned homework. Master Class II Goals: Students will build upon their knowledge to increase their performance in tournament competition while learning from a top player and coach. After the fundamental basics are learned, chess knowledge is acquired through examples from tournament practice and game review. Students are able to learn through high level examples and from a top players experiences in practice. Coaching: Students will learn under the tutelage of coach, Grandmaster (GM) Daniel Naroditsky. GM Daniel Naroditsky is the highest rated player and coach in the Southeast and is a top player in the nation. GM Naroditsky was World Under 12 Champion and US Junior Champion. Progression Class: Master Class III *Unlike the fundamentals courses, the Master Classes only allow progression based on rating improvement. Students will remain in the class that fits their peak US Chess rating. Students who continue in the same class will not repeat the same lessons learned but rather continue building the skills needed to reach the next rating level. Cost for Class: CCCSA Members: $175.00 / 6 Week Session Non-Members: $190.00 / 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 (CLASS FULL)





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