The Berkeley Chess School offers Friday Night Chess classes for grades 1-12 at The School of the Madeleine in Berkeley, the Grace Presbyterian Church in Walnut Creek, and Country Club Elementary School in San Ramon, throughout the school year.
Classes are 90 minutes in duration from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Class is followed by a free optional tournament from 7:00-8:00 p.m. which gives the students an opportunity to gain tournament experience.
In order to participate in the tournament, you must have a current USCF membership. You can purchase a membership on our website at USCF Membership
We will be offering a Novice class at the Berkeley location only. Children must be at least five years old to attend this class, up to 6th grade.
For the San Ramon and Walnut Creek locations, all students must know how the pieces move and have an enthusiasm for chess. Also, all children must have completed kindergarten, and all young children are accepted on a provisional basis.
We do offer an early bird discount if you register early. The discount will end at midnight the Sunday before the first day of class.
Friday Night Standings are posted here!