BAC Teams
    Categories and classifications

    BayAreaChess have 4 different categories of teams, and players and students are welcome to inquire about these based on their USCF rating and tournament experience.

    BAC Elite Team: invitational only for players with 1900+ USCF rating
    Meets: Saturdays 9AM-11AM or 11AM-1PM
    Head Coaches: GM Cristian Chirila (14471712) & GM Daniel Naroditsky (12892910)
    More Info:  Elite Team page

    BAC A-team: for players in the 1500-1900 USCF rating range
    Meets: Saturdays 9AM-11AM or 11AM-1PM
    Head Coach: IM Kostya Kavutskiy
    More Info:  A-Team page

    BAC Intermediate Team: for players in the 1000-1500 USCF rating range
    Meets: Saturdays 9AM-11AM or 11AM-1PM
    Head Coach: IM Kostya Kavutskiy & IM Faik Aleskerov
    More Info:  Intermediate Team page

    BAC First Team: for players who are looking for challenging team training
    Players without rating as well as with under1000 USCF rating range are welcome to inquire.
    Meets: Saturdays 3PM - 5PM
    Head Coaches: Wolfgang Behm & IM Faik Aleskerov
    More Info:  First Team page



    Schedule of team-meetings
    Team Meeting
    # of Classes
    Team Building
    Events - Free
    4, x, 18, 25
    1, 8, x, 22, x
    6, 13, 20, x

    List of tournaments BAC team members are encouraged to attend in 2017
    and the "off weekends" are designed around these tournaments:

    March 24/25-25 BAC Spring Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    April 28/29-30 BAC Summer Start Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    May 27/28-29 Best of the West Championship (www.bayareachess.com/bestwest)

    Team Fees, Policies & FAQ

    Monthly Team Fees
    Elite: $150/month
    A-team, Intermediate, First team: $125/month
    The fee is non-discountable. This means no Basic, Gold or Platinum pass membership can be applied to the fee.

    Click here to pay for your place in any Team.:

    Late Pick-up policy:
    Team players are expected to be picked up within 5 minutes to the end of their class. Any player who is not picked up by 10 minutes after the class ends will be given a warning. Second incident may result in withdrawal from the team. Please, respect our coaches by respecting their time.

    Team Fee includes

    - 2 hours of training with the team and Head Coach on three weekends
    (total of 6 hours of training time)
    - email communication followups during the week with Head Coach regarding problems & solutions, personalized questions, and much more.

    Missed a class? Make-up policy
    To ensure retaining quality titled instructors, we cannot offer make up classes for missed classes.

    Q: What's the difference between the Weekend Clubs and the BAC Teams?
    A: The clubs are more casual, fun athosphere and attendance can be on an ad-hoc basis by purchasing a drop-in fee. Teams need commitments and consistent attendance, and will be focues on improvement in all areas of chess.

    Q: Can we try out the class? Do you offer a first try-out class?
    A: You can bring your child upon confirming space with us, there will be no charge if your child chooses not to continue after the class. If you continue, you will be charged the regular monthly fee.

    Q: What is expected from the Team members?
    A: Consistent attendance and team commitment. Also recommended to spend anywhere between 2-30hr/week on chess at home.

    Q: What software or other tools are required for the team members?
    A: For the Elite and A-team members, Chess base (http://shop.chessbase.com/en/categories/chessbase) is required software. For the Intermediate and Beginner team members, there is no required tool at this point.

    Q: Is there a maximum number of team members for each team?
    A: Yes. Elite team is by invitation only. All other teams are open but are limited to 12 for each of the A-team , Intermediate Team, and Beginner team.

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