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Select Chess Training Program

The Saint Louis Chess Club offers its Select Chess training program to qualified students with the objective of training them into titled chess players. Under professional instruction from Grandmaster Varuzhan Akobian, accepted scholastic players will receive in-person weekly group training sessions, individual lessons, tournament preparation, and camps.

 

Training sessions lasts an entire school semester, and will have a set roster. Students that wish to join must apply before application deadline for the semester. Qualified applicants will be screened and selected by a selection committee. Personal information and tournament history will be evaluated to select the best students for the program.

 

Spring 2022 Semester       

2000+ Group
Personalized training menu
2 hours per week 
1/17/2022 - 5/13/2022 (Off Spring Break, 16 weeks total)
Optional Winter & Summer Camps

 

1700+ Group
Thursdays     6:30 - 8:30 pm
January   20, 27
February  3, 10, 17, 24
March   3, 10, 17, 31
April   7, 14, 21, 28
May   5, 12
Each student will have 4.5 hours of total of individual lessons for the semester
Optional Winter/Summer Camps

 

1400+ Group
Mondays     6:30 - 8:30 pm
January   10, 24, 31
February   7, 14, 28
March   7, 14, 28
April   4, 11, 18, 25
May   2, 9, 16
Each student will have 4.5 hours of total of individual lessons for the semester
Optional Winter/Summer Camps

 

1100+ Group
Wednesdays     6:30 - 8:30 pm
January   19, 26
February   2, 9, 16, 23
March   2, 9, 16, 30
April   6, 13, 20, 27
May   4, 11
Each student will have 4.5 hours of total of individual lessons for the semester
Optional Winter/Summer Camps

 

Since all competitive events were cancelled for beginning of 2020, the STLCC will be accepting applications for players with a USCF rating 1100+. This will only apply for Spring 2022 semester.

 

 

Requirements

 

1. Application must be submitted by Friday, December 10, 2021.

 

2. Mandatory meeting for new parents/students on Sunday, January 9, at 3 pm.

 

3. Students must adhere to the class schedule. Each student is allowed 2 unexcused absences each semester.

     Any students with more than 2 unexcused absences will be dropped from the semester session immediately.

 

4. All Students must play in at least 1 standard rated tournament per month. 

 

5. 1100+, 1400+, 1700+ groups:     Payment of $450 for the semester. (Discount available for siblings)

                                                             Non-refundable if withdrawn or dropped from program.                                                                                 

 

6. 2000+ group:                                 Payment of $850 for the semester. (Discount available for siblings)

                                                             Non-refundable if withdrawn or dropped from program.                                                           

 

Not all qualified applicants will be accepted due to limited space. 

Please review all requirements above before applying. 

Please contact Tony Chen at tchen@saintlouischessclub.org for any questions.