ImagesWeekend Clubs


                            Saturday or Sunday - 4 locations, 5 possible times

BAC Clubs are 2-3 hour classes, held every weekend (all year long), suitable for new and rated players (0-1000 +/-).  Club students will often be split by skill and receive lessons, classroom demonstrations, and play casual games with peers of similar strength. You can find Chess every weekend for students age 5-16, even if they are brand new to the game!  Clubs use a drop-in schedule, so you do not have to commit to consecutive weekends or register in advance. Payments can be made at the door. Please also consider our discounted Bundle option, see below!  Please also note that the Strategy-Games club/curriculum is not Chess: to can learn more about that CLICK HERE.

Our Top Instructors on Weekends


Coach Jason & Coach Matt @ San Jose Chess and Strategy Games Combo, Saturday 9-12AM

Coach James & Coach Jason @ Palo Alto Strategy-Games, Saturday 1-3PM                       

Coach James & Coach Jason & GM Kolev & Coach Natalia @ Palo Alto, Saturday 3-5PM

Coach Jenny & Coach Bada @ Los Gatos, Saturday 4-6PM

Coach Ford & Coach Rich & Coach Jenny @ Cupertino, Sunday 5-8PM

See ALL Coach Profiles herehttps://enrichment.bayareachess.com/coaches

 Coach James     zviad



Saturday Morning 9AM - 12PM in San Jose - Chess and Strategy Game Combo Club
Address: 1510 Oakland Rd. Suite 120, San Jose, 95112 (map)
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Saturday Afternoon 1PM - 3PM in Palo Alto - Strategy Game Club
Address: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (map)
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Saturday Afternoon 3PM - 5PM in Palo Alto - Chess Club
Address: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (map)
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Saturday Afternoon 4PM - 6PM in Los Gatos - Chess Club
Address: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032 (map)
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Sunday afternoon 5PM - 8PM in Cupertino - Chess Club:
Address: Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 19624 Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014 (map)
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Any Questions?

Please email the BAC Enrichment Team.

Unique Blend of Learning & Fun!

  1. Lessons

  2. Games

  3. Fun Play

  4. Pizza

General Schedule

  • Drop off, casual games, pizza time
  • Instruction time, practice
  • Mini tournaments, paired games and more coaching time

For specific dates and fees, please click the Register for Clubs button.

Palo Alto club     San Jose morning Club    Saturday morning Club

Sample Topics

Study of Selected Openings
Review Tactics Puzzles & Utilizing Tactics
Complicated Checkmates
Pattern Recognition
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 on each clubs' page: enrichment.bayareachess.com/clubs/register-online


How to save $$$?

We are offering a completely 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). Note: due to the different prices at different locations, these punch-cards are non-transferable between locations.

Got any questions or comments? Fill our the Contact us form or email to enrich@bayareachess.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!


Discounts & Policies

NUT FREE environment & No Food sharing policy: We keep a nut free environment at all of our classes, and we kindly asking every parent's support to help us with this. Please, do not send any food that contains nuts, and also educate and remind your child(ren) to not share food with other kids.

Sibling Discount: Please note that the sibling discount for the second child is 10% for both the drop-in or the bulk prices. The Sibling Discount will ONLY apply toward ONLINE payments


Cancellation Policy
If you purchased 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!