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BCS March Digest

BCS teams win overall, team, and side scholastic prizes at US Amateur Team West The Berkeley Chess School "A" team — NMs Bryon Doyle, Rochelle Wu, Derek Wu; plus BCS instructors Greg Lope and Scott Mason — tied for first place at the US Amateur Team West Championship held Presidents' Day Weekend in Santa Clara. [...]

March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Record Turnout for San Ramon Quad!

82 players competed in our San Ramon Quad last Saturday, February 2nd, beating our previous record of 79 players! The weather was threatening, but generally stayed dry. There was even a huge rainbow! As usual at these tournaments, the competition was fierce. Each player played three games against others of similar rating. After each game [...]

February 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

January news and digest

"Glasscoe Pairings" to be used in February BCS WeekenderA variant of the Swiss System pairing algorithm will be used at the monthly BCS Weekender Feb. 8-10. The change was introduced by long-time Berkeley Chess Club director Alan Glasscoe in 1991. Typically within a group of players sharing the same score, the group is sorted by [...]

February 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Berkeley Chess School students do well at State Championship!

On December 8th and 9th, sixty-two BCS students competed in this year’s CalChess Grade-Level State Championship, held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. In this tournament, players compete within their grade for individual, school, and club prizes.  BCS fielded club teams in every grade (except 9th, 11th, and 12th grades) Our small but mighty [...]

December 12th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Northern California wins big at North American Youth

Congratulations to the all of the following Northern California medalists at the #NorthAmericanYouth in Mexico. IM LADIA JIRASEK (Gold U18)  WIM ROCHELLE WU (Gold Girls U20 + WGM norm)  WFM KIMBERLY LIU (Silver Girls U20 + WIM Title on 2000 rating)  FM ADRIAN KONDAKOV (Gold U12 + Title on 2100 rating)  CM ERIC LI (Silver U12) CM VYOM [...]

November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nice win by NM Rochelle Wu in Round 1 at the Weekender

[Event "Berkeley Weekender"] [Site "Berkeley"] [Date "2018.11.09"] [Round "3"] [White "Pranav Senthilkumar"] [Black "NM Rochelle Wu"] [Result "0-1"] [PlyCount "54"] [Setup "1"]   1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 d5 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 a6 6.c5 Nbd7 7.Qc2 g6 8.Bd3 Bg7 9.b4 0-0 10.0-0 Re8 11.Bb2 e5 12.dxe5 Ng4 13.e6 fxe6 14.e4 Rf8 15.h3 Ngf6 16.Rfe1 [...]

November 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fun game in the Master section at Calchess State

[Event "Calchess State Championship"] [Site "Union City"] [Date "2018.09.03"] [Round "3"] [White "WFM Kimberly Liu"] [Black "Sam sloan"] [Result "1-0"] [PlyCount "54"] [Setup "1"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Qf6 4.d4 d6 5.Nc4 fxe4 6.Nc3 Qg6 7.Bf4 Nf6 8.d5 Be7 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0 a6 11.Re1 b5 12.Na5 Bf5 13.f3 Re8 14.g4 Bd7 15.Nxe4 Nxe4 [...]

September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

U.S. champion Sam Shankland to teach advanced camp June 25-29

Join the Berkeley Chess School’s grandmaster-in-residence — 2018 U.S. champion Sam Shankland — for one intensive week of training June 25-29. For less than $20 per hour, adults and children rated higher than 1800 USCF will learn from the American grandmaster who served on Magnus Carlsen’s team during the 2014 and 2016 world championship matches. [...]

June 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fun times at our new Dublin summer camp!

We've just completed week 1 of our new full-day chess camp in Dublin. It was a great success, with 18 campers becoming much stronger players. Attending chess camp is the best way to improve, with four hours of lessons per day. And it's fun! Two levels were offered, one for students rated over 600, and [...]

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

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
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