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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 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.

       

2000+ Group
Personalized training menu
4 hours per week 
9/1/2020 - 12/11/2020 (Off Thanksgiving week, 14 weeks total)
Optional Winter & Summer Camps

 

1800+ Group
Thursdays     6:30 - 8:30 pm
September 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10
Each student will have 4.5 hours of total of individual lessons for the semester
Optional Winter/Summer Camps

 

1500+ Group
Mondays     6:30 - 8:30 pm
August 31
September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30
December 7, 14
Each student will have 4.5 hours of total of individual lessons for the semester
Optional Winter/Summer Camps

 

1200+ Group
Wednesdays     6:30 - 8:30 pm
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9
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 Fall 2020 semester.

 

 

Requirements

 

1. Application must be submitted by Friday, August 7, 2020.

 

2. Mandatory meeting for new parents/students on Sunday, August 23, 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. 1200+, 1500+, 1800+ groups:     Payment of $500 for the semester. (Discount available for siblings)

                                                             Non-refundable if withdrawn or dropped from program.

                                                             Mandatory participation in at least 1 tournament per month.                         

 

5. 2000+ group:                                 Payment of $1200 for the semester. (Discount available for siblings)

                                                             Non-refundable if withdrawn or dropped from program.

                                                             Mandatory participation in at least 1 classically rated tournament per month. 

 

 

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

Please review all requirements above before applying. 

Accepted applicants will receive an acceptance letter by Friday, August 14, 2020.

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