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Before School Chess @ Thurston:Beginning/Intermed.

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 7:45 AM (EST) - Friday, January 27, 2017 @ 8:45 AM (EST)
Co-Ed
Thurston Elementary 2300 PRAIRIE ANN ARBORMI  48105
Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 7:45 AM (EST) - Friday, January 27, 2017 @ 8:45 AM (EST)
Co-Ed
Thurston Elementary 2300 PRAIRIE ANN ARBORMI  48105

Before School Chess @ Thurston:Beginning/Intermed.

Nov 18 - Jan 27 (Friday)

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Co-Ed

Thurston Elementary

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$109.00

Pricing

Before School Chess @ Thurston:Beginning/Intermed.
$109.00

Meeting Dates

From Nov 18, 2016 to Jan 27, 2017

Each Friday from 07:45 AM to 08:45 AM

Except the following dates:

Friday, Jan 13, 2017

Friday, Nov 25, 2016

Friday, Jan 06, 2017

Friday, Dec 30, 2016

Friday, Dec 23, 2016

About This Activity

Description


Mr. Garrison has been teaching chess to children since 1996. His teams have won numerous state championships. In the 2016 state team championships, Mr. Garrison formed 14 teams, 11 of them won trophies! Four out of four King teams won trophies, also both Bach teams and both STEAM teams won trophies, one Thurston team, and one Lawton team, and one private school team won trophies.

Mr. Garrison holds the #1 rank of overall game player (out of over 40,000 players) at www.littlegolem.net, an international thinking games website. He is also the top ranked player in the world at the strategy game ?Breakthrough? and "Einstein" and second highest rated at "Slither" and sixth ranked Shogi player (Japanese Chess). Mr. Garrison has played more than 1000 US Chess Federation tournaments and is ranked in the top 100 players in Michigan. His highest achieved USCF rating thus far is 2067.


Beginning/Intermediate: Grades K-8, for students with no or some experience in chess. Students are introduced to the basic history of chess, opening principles, tactics, basic endgame techniques, and tournament preparedness.


6 weeks.



No class 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 1/6, 1/13.New students are required to purchase a "Chess Tactics Workbook" on the first day of class for $16.

Grades

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Location

THURSTON MEDIA CENTER at Thurston Elementary

Instructor

Ray Garrison
Arbor Chess

Organizer Info

  • Ann Arbor Public School System

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