EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Friday, Saturday or Sunday - 5 locations, 6 possible times
Upcoming Special Events @ our weekend clubs
Be there of be square!
March 4 @ Cupertino
"Mystery-Chess" Puzzle Competition at the Cupertino Club, March 4th (there will be pizza and prizes!), 5-8 pm!
March 10 @ Los Gatos
Simul Event with GM Zviad Izoria (USCF 2715), at the Los Gatos Chess Club on March 10th, 4-6 pm!
March 16 @ Fremont
Grand Opening of our New Fremont Club, Friday evenings from 6-8pm, with Coach GM Enrico Sevillano and Coach Jerniel!
March 24 @ Milpitas
"Practice-States" unrated Tournament and training for BAC students at the Milpitas Chess Club on March 24th, 9-11 am!
March 31 @ Palo Alto
Bug-House Chess Round-Robin Tournament: learn and compete in a popular and wacky Team-Chess event, 3-5 pm, on March 31st! (Please note that Cupertino Club will be closed on Sunday, April 1st, during the Easter Holiday)
All clubs will be closed for the Super-States Cal-chess Championship in Santa Clara. Register here: https://www.bayareachess.com/events/18/states/
April 14th @ Palo Alto
The Palo Alto Strategy-Games Club will be hosting the first of many Historical Abstract-Game Tournaments on March 31st, 1-3pm, featuring the ancient Viking board game of "Hnefatafl" (rules review for new players and prizes for top-scorers)!
Our Top Instructors on Weekends
- Coach Jerniel and Coach GM Enrico @ Fremont, Friday 6-8PM
- Coach Matt & Coach Jason @ Milpitas, Saturday 9-11AM
- Coach James & Coach Jason @ Palo Alto Strategy-Games, Saturday 1-3PM
- Coach James & Coach Bhuvana & Coach GM Kolev @ Palo Alto, Saturday 3-5PM
- Coach GM Izoria & Coach Jason @ Los Gatos, Saturday 4-6PM
- Coach Ford & Coach Rich & Coach Brendyn @ Cupertino, Sunday 5-8PM
Friday Evening 6PM - 8PM in Fremont - Chess Club
Address: 109 J Street, Fremont, CA, 94536 (map)
Click here to view details.
Saturday Morning 9AM - 11AM in Milpitas - Chess Club
Address: 372 Turquoise St, Milpitas CA, 95035 (map)
Click here to view details.
Unique Blend of Learning & Fun!
- 1. Lessons
- 2. Games
- 3. Fun Play
- 4. Pizza
- Drop off, casual games, pizza time
- Instruction time, practice
- Mini tournaments, paired games and more coaching time
Which Club to choose?
Absolulte Beginners @ Fremont, Milpitas, Palo Alto & Los Gatos locations
This club is ideal for student who would like to learn the basics of chess: pieces, moves, concepts.
We welcome students of age 5 and older.
Beginner Players @ Fremont, Cupertino, Milpitas, Palo Alto or Los Gatos locations
This club is ideal for students, who know how the pieces move and can play through a game. During this clubs players will be given a 30-45mins lecture, and will be paired with players of similar strength for a game.
We welcome players of age 6 and older. 5 year olds can enroll with special coach/teacher recommendation.
Intermediate Players @ Fremont, Cupertino, Milpitas, Palo Alto or Los Gatos locations
Intermediate players are players that have tournament experience or are ready to participate in their first tournaments and are prepared to learn advanced concepts of chess such as positional play, endgames, and learning how to use chess based learning tools.
Players aged 6 and older are welcome and players will be matched with others of similar strength.
Advanced Players @ Fremont, Cupertino, Milpitas, Palo Alto & Los Gatos locations
With our advanced coaches, these clubs are specifically for rising players, who would like to take their game onto the next level. They will be challenged with tactical and strategic problems, as well as paired with other players with similar rating. They are expected to record their games, and our coaches will give personal feedback on their games.
For specific dates and fees, please click the Register for Clubs button.
Study of Selected Openings
Review Tactics Puzzles & Utilizing Tactics
Skeleton of the Pawns & the Muscle of the Pieces
True Focus Over the Chessboard
Register in advance or Drop-in?
The weekend clubs that BAC offers are focused on fun and casual chess, and hence we ALWAYS welcome drop-ins.
No need to pre-register, you can decide right before the club to bring your child and pay for drop-in on site with cash or check.
You can also purchase drop-in registration online: www.bayareachess.com/my/club and please indicate the date you would like to use the drop-in registration.
How to save $$$?
Starting January 2016 we are offering a completly new way for parents to save money when registering for weekend clubs:
Purchase a 10 bulk registration - aka "punch-card system": purchase a bulk of 10 club registrations and at the end you will get a FREE club entry (attending the 11th club is free.)
Due to the different prices at different locations, these punch-cards are non-transferable between locations.
Discounts & Policies
Please note that the sibling discount for the second child is 10% for both the drop-in or the bulk prices.
If you purcahsed a bulk registration form for any of the clubs, and need to cancel for any reason (including but not limited to time conflict, change in mind, club not a good fit), we'll process your refund for a 10% admin charge. Got any questions or comments? Contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!