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After School Chess @ A2 STEAM:Beginning/Intermed.

Monday, October 3, 2016 @ 3:10 PM (EDT) - Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 4:10 PM (EST)
A2 STEAM @ Northside 912 BARTON DR. ANN ARBORMI  48105
Monday, October 3, 2016 @ 3:10 PM (EDT) - Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 4:10 PM (EST)
A2 STEAM @ Northside 912 BARTON DR. ANN ARBORMI  48105

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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. Both Bach teams and both STEAM teams won trophies. One Thurston team, one Lawton team, and one private school team also 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 10/31.New students are required to purchase a "Chess Tactics Workbook" on the first day of class for $16.

Grades

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Location

A2 STEAM MEDIA CENTER at A2 STEAM @ Northside

Instructor

Ray Garrison
Arbor Chess

Organizer Info

  • Ann Arbor Public School System

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