Event Details


Online registration for this event will not be available after March 23, 2018 at 08:00 PM Eastern Time

When: March 24 - May 19, 2018
Scarsdale Girl Scout House
31 Wayside Lane
Scarsdale, NY 10583
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Sponsor: National Scholastic Chess Foundation
Event Type: Class
Entry Fees:
Section Fees & Conditions
Fee $240 initial
grades 1 through 6
Schedule: March 24; April 14, 21; May 5, 12, 19, 2018. 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
P: (914) 683-5322

The National Scholastic Chess Foundation is offering, for the 28th consecutive year, its Saturday Chess Club for Children. The club is open to students grades 1 - 6 and to all levels of play, regardless of residency. It meets at the Girl Scout House in Scarsdale, NY located at 37 Wayside Lane (just off Route 22) from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. 6 classes for $240. 

We have taught scores of children at the club over the years and we are very proud that many of the best scholastic players in the area have honed their skills at our club. The club features special lectures, chess problem-solving, fun games and competitive play. The instruction is geared to the level of each student. Beginners through nationally ranked children will find appropriate challenges at their level of play and the opportunity to improve their game.

NEW BONUS FEATURE: A one-year membership in our online chess tutoring program for each student enrolled is now included with this class. Unlike other online programs, your child does not play against other children and no personal information is ever shared. The online program is a supplement to the in-class instruction. While your child solves puzzles, learns about specific topics in chess, or plays against the computer, the online program allows your child to increase his/her understanding of chess and love of the game at an individualized pace and in a safe, controlled environment. 

BONUS #2: All enrolled students are invited to play in our April 28 tournament at Trinity Elementary School in New Rochelle. Students will receive free registration by emailing the office. While not required, this invitation offers your child the chance to try his/her hand at competitive play. We like to make the analogy of a music student who plays a recital; playing a tournament is an opportunity to perform on the "chess stage". 

Instructor-recommended resources for beginning players.