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NM Josiah Stearman wins Sacramento City Championship with 2595 Performance!

This year's Sacramento City Championship had its strongest line-up ever, with one Grandmaster, two International Masters, and five National Masters! Berkeley Chess School sent two National Masters to compete: 2014 Sacramento Champion Bryon Doyle, and 12-year-old World Youth contender Josiah Stearman. Josiah played extraordinarily well, winning against both of his  opponents on Saturday, starting with a [...]

July 11th, 2016|Blog, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Girls’ and Women’s Championships a Great Success!

The first Women’s California Chess Championship took place in Berkeley, California on April 2 and 3, 2016. The two-day event was sponsored by Cal Chess, NM James Eade, and The Berkeley Chess School, who hosted the tournament at the local historic landmark Hillside Elementary School. The tournament was well attended by players rated from [...]

April 13th, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments

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

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
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