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BCS March Weekender

In a field that included many masters, BCS alumnus NM Josiah Stearman scored a clear first with 4.5/5 and picked up 30 rating points! NM Ladia Jirasek took clear second with 4/5 in the March Weekender. In the Under 2000 Section Brendyn Estolas took clear first with 4.5/5 and tied for second were Farid Watson [...]

April 1st, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments

Berkeley’s Spooky Swiss Tournament

This year Halloween fell on a Saturday. It was perfect timing for our annual Spooky Swiss chess tournament! Once a year we celebrate ghosts and goblins with a four-round tournament divided into three sections based on USCF ratings: Under 400, 400-799, and 800+. Seventy-four players participated, most wearing costumes!

December 2nd, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments

Berkeley Bishop Kick Off Party

On October 18th, all BCS students rated USCF 600 and up were invited to our Berkeley Bishops Kickoff Party! The Berkeley Bishops is our traveling chess team, facing off against other programs since 1984.This year’s party featured pizza, games, and special lectures

October 22nd, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments

BCS Students Shine at G/60 National Championships.

On the weekend of September 26th-27th The Bay Area hosted the G/60 National Championships. G/60 means all games are played in sixty minutes or less, per person. Many of our Berkeley students made the trip down to San Jose in order for the chance to compete for a national title. In the Under 1000 Section [...]

September 30th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments

BCS Middle School Championship September 19th

Join us for our BCS Middle School Tournament! 4-round Swiss System tournament USCF-rated event -- current USCF membership is required to participate Time control is game in 30 with a 5 second delay Trophies awarded to the top 5 places; all other players will receive a participation medal Entry fee is $30 if pre-registered/$40 day [...]

September 10th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments

BCS Welcomes Students From Shanghai

August 21st, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments

Sundays on Telegraph in Berkeley

Sundays 1-5pm through August Haste Ave. & Telegraph Ave. Join BCS each Sunday afternoon as we host a Chess Party on Telegraph Avenue. You can play a friendly game of chess with other street fair attendees on one of eight boards or play Giant Chess! A chess coach will be on hand to provide tips [...]

August 4th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments

6th Annual Berkeley Chess Festival

On may 17th, nearly 300 guests enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of food, drinks, and chess themed activities at the 6th annual BCS chess festival. Held on the playground of Hillside School in Berkeley. As the party started at noon

May 14th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments

Senate Proclamation

This measure designates October as California’s Chess Month, encourages the people of California to observe Chess Month with appropriate programs and activities, and encourages schools to include chess as an educational tool in their classrooms. There are 9294 members of the United States Chess Federation

May 12th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments

Berkeley students shine at Super States!

Adrian Kondakov took the K-3 Champion section by Storm! scoring a remarkable 5/6 going undefeated! Adrian only conceded two draws both of which was to higher rated players. This was enough to secure First Place on Tie breakers. Adrian is now the K-3 State champion! Special mention to Christopher Seo who placed 7th, as well [...]

October 10th, 2014|Blog, News|0 Comments
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