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Friday Night Chess

The Berkeley Chess School offers Friday Night Chess classes for grades 1-12 at 2622 San Pablo Avenue, in Berkeley, the Grace Presbyterian Church in Walnut Creek,  Country Club Elementary School in San Ramon, and Hansen Elementary in Mountain House, 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 offer a Novice class at the Berkeley and Walnut Creek locations.  Children must be at least five years old to attend these classes.  The Novice class is one hour long, and students can not participate in the tournament.  All Novice class children must attend the first night of class so they don’t miss the introductory lesson.  Only beginners need sign up for Novice.

For the San Ramon location, all students must know how the pieces move and have an enthusiasm for chess. There is no Novice class in San Ramon. All children must have completed kindergarten, and please note that all young children are accepted on a provisional basis.  

At Mountain House, there are three levels, including one for beginners, one for intermediate students, and one  for more advanced students.

We 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!

Program Name

Date

Location

Details / Register

Berkeley Friday Night - Spring Two, 2020 May 01 - Jun 12 2622 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley
CA 94702
Express Registration
Mountain House Friday Night - Spring 2, 2020 Apr 10 - May 29 1400 S. Durant Terrace
Mountain House
CA 95391
Express Registration
San Ramon Friday Night - Spring Two, 2020 May 01 - Jun 12 2622 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley
CA 94702
Express Registration
Walnut Creek Friday Night Chess - Spring Two, 2020 May 08 - Jun 12 2622 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley
CA 94702
Express Registration

Program Name

Date

Location

Details / Register

Berkeley Friday Night - Spring One, 2020 Mar 06 - Apr 24 2622 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley
CA 94702
Express Registration
Berkeley Friday Night Novice Class - Spring One, 2020 Mar 06 - Apr 24 2622 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley
CA 94702
Express Registration
Mountain House Friday Night - Spring One, 2020 Feb 21 - Mar 27 1400 S. Durant Terrace
Mountain House
CA 95391
Express Registration
San Ramon Friday Night - Spring, 2020 Feb 28 - Apr 03 7534 Blue Fox Way
San Ramon
CA 94583
Express Registration
Walnut Creek Friday Night - Spring, 2020 Mar 06 - Apr 17 2100 Tice Valley Blvd
Walnut Creek
CA 94595
Express Registration
Walnut Creek Friday Night Novice - Spring, 2020 Mar 06 - Apr 17 2100 Tice Valley Blvd
Walnut Creek
CA 94595
Express Registration

Program Name

Date

Location

Details / Register

Berkeley Friday Night - Winter, 2020 Jan 10 - Feb 28 2622 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley
CA 94702
Express Registration
Berkeley Friday Night Novice Class - Winter, 2020 Jan 10 - Feb 28 2622 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley
CA 94702
Express Registration
Mountain House Friday Night - Winter 2020 Jan 10 - Feb 14 1400 S. Durant Terrace
Mountain House
CA 95391
Express Registration
San Ramon Friday Night - Winter, 2020 Jan 10 - Feb 21 7534 Blue Fox Way
San Ramon
CA 94583
Express Registration
Walnut Creek Friday Night - Winter, 2020 Jan 10 - Feb 28 2100 Tice Valley Blvd
Walnut Creek
CA 94595
Express Registration
Walnut Creek Friday Night Novice - Winter 2020 Jan 10 - Feb 28 2100 Tice Valley Blvd
Walnut Creek
CA 94595
Express Registration