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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

Legendary chess champion Walter Browne

The Berkeley Chess School is saddened to learn of the passing of legendary chess champion Walter Browne, a longtime Berkeley resident. Walter, a six-time US Championship winner, was a passionate ambassador for the game of chess. In the 1970s, at the peak of his career, Walter was one of the top-ranked players in the world, [...]

July 6th, 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

Berkeley Senior Chess Championship

The City of Berkeley Senior Chess Tournament The First Annual City of Berkeley Senior Chess Championship was held at the South Berkeley Senior Center on May 29, 30 and 31 and drew 26 players. It proved to be a very strong tournament with Grandmaster Walter Browne adding the title of City of Berkeley Senior Champion [...]

May 13th, 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

Congratulations!

Berkeley Chess School Would like to Congratulate NM Michael Lei Wang on Achieving the rank of US National Master! NM Michael Lei Wang is also currently the Grade Level High School State Champion, as well as the current Berkeley Chess Club Champion! We at Berkeley Chess School couldn't be more proud of Michael and his [...]

October 11th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Congratulations

Congratulations from Berkeley Chess School to BCS Instructor Uyanga Byambaa for recently attaining the title of National Master! Great Job! […]

October 11th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Congratulations

The Berkeley Chess School congratulates BCS student Josiah Stearman for recently attaining the title of National Master before his 11th birthday! His hard work and determination paid off. Josiah has earned the title at an earlier age than any other BCS student in its 33 years of existence. Well done! […]

October 11th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Berkeley Bishop’s Qualifier

Congratulations to all who attended our Qualifying tournament on Saturday, you are now officially on our Berkeley Bishops team! Alumni of the Berkeley Bishops includes Grand Master Sam Shankland, International Master David Pruess, FIDE Master Andy Lee, and Master David Petty. Competition was fierce, with many of our top players participating. After the four rounds, [...]

October 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

All Girls Tournament 2014

Our annual Berkeley Chess School All Girls Tournament was held on January 18th at Hillside School in Berkeley with 30 of our students participating. Elizabeth Shaughnessy, BCS Founder and President, and Uyanga Byambaa, FIDE Master and BCS Instructor, hosted the festivities. See our article to read more about this fun and exciting event. Our annual [...]

October 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments
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