Chess

Course Overview

Available To: Adults of all Ages

Available As: Online Instructor-led Lessons

Available In: English and French

Course Start Dates Length of Course Instructor Cost Pay-what-you-can
Coming Soon If cost is a barrier, just pay what you can. COVID-19 has hurt many financially - including us - but our programs remain accessible to all. Please respect this honour system.
New Programs beginning Fall 2020

Ah Chess! The art, the science, the sport!

Why do people love Chess so much? Is it because it’s a sport people are wildly passionate about? Is it because it keeps your brain active and sharp? Learning and playing Chess, you will find out that it is all of this and more.

Adult Lessons are offered for 6 Skill Levels where points are earned through tournaments. Accumulation of points and tournament participation allows players to advance to the next Chess Level and receive a Certificate.

If you are not sure about your Level, our Chess Pros are happy to help place you.

  • Level 1 – Introduction to all aspects of the board, the game, and the pieces.
  • Level 2 – Learn how all the pieces work on a board and learn about the winning move of Checkmate.
  • Level 3 – Learn the tactics of pinning and skewering.
  • Level 4 – Learn En passant, all the rules surrounding Draws, and advanced Endgame theory.
  • Level 5 – Lessons are designed for advanced players knowing all the rules of Checkmate, Draws, En passant, and Castling, and for those players that play games right to the conclusion of a win, loss, or draw.
  • Level 6 – Learn about the Chess mindset, receive advanced game analysis, and develop competitive strategies. Notation is required for this level.

An Extraordinary Education

  • Chess develops strategic and tactical thinking and keeps the mind sharp.
  • Chess transcends language, age, race, religion, politics, gender, and income.
  • Chess builds character.
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