Monday, February 12, 2024

Chess Camp at Rochester Chess Center for Winter Break: Feb 19-23!

 


221 Norris Drive
Rochester, New York 14610

Call 585-442-2430 for Details and to Register for the Winter Break Camp!

CAMPS Available to students age 5-14 years.  All skill levels from beginner to advanced are encouraged to attend.  Beginners who arrive without any knowledge of the game will become proficient players from their camp experience; advanced players benefit from sharing classes and experiences with some of the top scholastic players in the USA.

Because this is our 32nd year of offering camps, our counselors are among the most experienced chess teachers found anywhere.  We coordinate daily activities and instruction to expand the student's chess skills.  Chess is known to teach logic, problem solving, analysis techniques, and will improve study habits.  These skills have obvious carry-over benefits to schooling and career.  But, the main reason kids come back to our chess camps year after year is because we have fun.  These are daily outings to the park for seasonal activities (Frisbee, soccer, hiking) so dress for the outdoor action.  Bring your lunch.

Deposit (1/2 of the camp fee) will reserve a spot.  Single days are allowed.
When registering for a full week, include t-shirt size.

Call Ken, Dave or Shelby at 442-2430 to register and mail your deposit to:
Rochester Chess Center, 221 Norris Drive, Rochester, NY 14610

Fee: $285 per 5 day week;  $71 per day
Chess Center Members please apply your 30% discount to the above fee:
$199 per 5 day week; 50 per day


Chess Center membership is $115 (or $185 Family membership) for 12 months.  Benefits include family picnic, and discounts on Camps, lessons, equipment, and snack bar.  Of course, your membership also is important in supporting Rochester area chess promotion.  We also run the Interscholastic Chess League for Rochester and Buffalo (www.nychess.org)

Tournaments for Kids are every Saturday 10am to 1pm.  Participants can expect to play 3 to 5 games.   These games are great fun and teach the discipline of recording moves and budgeting time on the chess clock.  Cost is $8 and players have the option of playing rated or non-rated games.  There is often some time for instruction during the Saturday tournaments in the form of analysis of completed games.  Every player gets a prize and a trophy awarded to the top scorer.




Monday, January 29, 2024

Special Youth Event on Sat. Feb. 3rd!

The Rochester Chess center will not be open for the regular Youth event from 10am-1pm on Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 2024.  Kids and Parents should instead go to the chess tournament held at the India Community Center where Tournament Director Ken McBride will be running the chess event.  

Please read the flyer below for details. Please note that registration is from 8:15am to 8:45am!



Weekly Chess Center Tournaments:

Mondays - League, G/90d5 at 7pm. Team vs Team.

Wednesdays - CCCR (Community Chess Club of Rochester) Chess Registration 6:30pm-7:15pm; G/80d5, Games begin at 7:30pm.

Saturdays - Youth tournament 10am-1pm, G/30d5. Prizes. Learn to play chess and gain experience. (but not on Feb. 3rd, 2024 - see flyer above)

Also Saturdays: 3-Rnd Swiss Tournament. Register before 1:45pm. G/60d5, Rnds: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm. Cash prizes.


Gates Library Chess

This club -- for kids under the age of 18 who know how to play chess -- meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. All chess players are welcome, from beginners to masters.  Our club is informal. Kids can come and go at any time during club hours. Parents are welcome to watch the games. A Special thanks to Fred Mellender who has been running this event for decades (first at the Chili Library, and now at the Gates Library). Registration is requested. For more information & to register, follow the link here: