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Evening Chess @ King: Beginning Level 1

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 @ 5:15 PM (EDT) - Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 6:30 PM (EST)
King Elementary 3800 WALDENWOOD ANN ARBORMI  48105
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 @ 5:15 PM (EDT) - Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 6:30 PM (EST)
King Elementary 3800 WALDENWOOD 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 Level 1: Grades K-6. No experience necessary. Students will learn opening strategies and important ending techniques and be introduced to the basic tactics (fork, pin, discovery).


6 weeks.



No class 10/25 due to parent/teacher conference.No class 11/8.New start/end dates: 10/4-11/22.New students are required to purchase a "Chess Tactics Workbook" on the first day of class for $16.

Grades

Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Location

KING MULTI PURPOSE ROOM at King Elementary

Instructor

Ray Garrison
Arbor Chess

Organizer Info

  • Ann Arbor Public School System

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