CFK in the spotlight
"Thank you for such a wonderful program. It is amazing to see Adam, at age 7, strategize as he learns to play the game. What you are teaching goes beyond the game of chess, it impacts the way the kids learn.
Keep up the great work!
Penngrove Elementary Parent
"CHESS FOR KIDS has really helped improve my daughter's ability to focus, and improved her self-confidence!"
-- Sylvia Matthews, Cali parent.
My kids had a fabulous time today!! What a great tournament and a nice turn out too! Good job to you and your chess club partners. We appreciate getting to be involved in such an enriching opportunity
--Tracy and Riley and Averie Schmuhl
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Our Chess Teachers
All CHESS FOR KIDS instructors have participated in a training program consisting of shadowing a fully qualified instructor during actual classroom sessions, conducting lessons at our Friday evening chess classes, and attended a training program conducted by a Master level chess instructor.
- Marc Hayman
- Paul Gallegos
- Richard Gentner
- David E. Hill
- Mark Barlow
- Mitch Thomas
- Sabe Levy
- Peter van Gorder
- Gary Friedman
- Deanna Hettinger
- Dan Klepper
- Jim Fleck
- Adam Kaufman
- Clement Boylan
- Terry Macute
- Leonard Improta
- Jim Owens
- Bleys Rose
- Lauren DiPeppe
Growing CHESS FOR KIDS together
Any input or suggestions are welcome. For charitable donations or corporate sponsorship, please contact us at 527-6427. All donations are tax deductible, and will directly fund opportunities for children to learn chess.
"A student that I have watched attend the Chess for kids workshops for
several months played me in a simultaneous game with several other
students. He came the closest out of all the kids, some of them several
years older, to beating me. After class, I told his mother this and how
impressed I was with his evolving ability. She thought that chess was
something he liked to do after school, but had no idea he was good at it.
I know of one thing certain in this uncertain world: the look of pride in
a mothers eyes."
Recent Photo Gallery
(with for sale photos)
All Girls Chess Tornament
-Steve Aja (707) 577-8660
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Inspiring chess stories from CFK instructors:
"I just taught my 6 year old niece to play chess. The family kept saying.. "I don't know, she's still pretty young!" I said, "Don't worry, she'll understand what she understands and we won't go any faster than that". We played for over 4 hours! I thought "Should I bring out the Demo board for one student?" and I did, I brought it out and gave her the full works - she loved it! Loved the "big teaching board". She even wanted to know about the letters and numbers on the side and then had Heather and I play a game with each other on the Demo board and insisted that we call our moves out loud using the algebraic system so that she could then move the pieces on the demo board for us (she likes to play "teacher")".
In Santa Rosa
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May - August 21
5pm to 8:30
Register for classes and Tournaments online
Now accepting NEW schools for
2012-2013 school year
Call 527-6427 or email
for more information
CHESS SETS MAKE GREAT GIFTS!
Any time of Year!
Order through our website and we receive points towards the cost of chess equipment for our program.
The sets come in different colors with handy carrying bags. The best deal are the sets that come with the "Missing Piece Guarantee".
CHESS FOR KIDS grow :)
one of the winners from the All Girls Tournament
with Instructor Gary Friedman