In the beginning of the program all the students will start by learning the same opening for White and Black. London and Caro Khan.
After learning the openings, we will look at the most useful tactics to know through the lens of those openings. To study these tactics, we will solve puzzles.
As the CPS tournament season progresses the coach will provide the parents with additional tournament opportunities.
The coach is limited to bring 15 students to the CPS tournaments. Therefore, everyone will not be able to go to every CPS
tournament. The following process is our plan for participation in tournaments:
1. Students who participate in the Wednesday Chess Team Workshop are automatically eligible to participate;
2. If there are seats remaining, students who participate in the Wednesday Tournament Chess program will be chosen by lottery;
3. If there are seats remaining, students will be selected through a lottery from a waiting list of interested students;
NOTE: At this time there are more than 15 students enrolled in Tournament Chess. To ensure your child will be able to participate in
CPS chess tournaments, your child should participate in Chess Team Workshop.
These kids will be practicing with us for almost 2 hours every week and will be working closely with Coach Lamar which is a true benefit to the team.
We are updating our system to accommodate late registrations for Chess Team Workshop.
To register while we are updating, please contact us.
Regardless of who attends tournaments, all tournament wins are celebrated as team wins regardless of who goes because the players make each other better in class every week. At non-CPS tournaments, team and individual trophies are awarded, but the parents are responsible for their own kids at these events.
The CPS tournament season runs from October 21, 2023 - March 16, 2024.