Course Description:

Numerous studies over the past 40 years show that chess improves standardized test scores in reading and math, improves memory, develops logical thinking, promotes imagination and creativity and teaches independence. But most important of all, kids have fun! The chess class teaches the game of kings in a unique, fun and engaging way. Kids will learn everything from basic piece movement to advanced tactics, with lessons tailored to suit students of all skill levels.

Instructor: Castling Kids Chess Academy

Castling Kids is directed by Abel Talamantez, a former nationally-ranked scholastic player who is currently rated in the top 7% of players nationally by the United State Chess Federation (USCF). He has over 25 years of chess playing experience and has played in numerous national tournaments and events. He is also a certified Tournament Director. Abel holds a degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Time: Every Friday 5:15PM – 6:15PM (1/13/17 – 6/2/17, 20 weeks, $300.00)