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Evening Chess @ Thurston: Intermediate/Advanced

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 @ 7:00 PM (EDT) - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 8:15 PM (EST)
Thurston Elementary 2300 PRAIRIE ANN ARBORMI  48105
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 @ 7:00 PM (EDT) - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 8:15 PM (EST)
Thurston Elementary 2300 PRAIRIE 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.


Intermediate/Advanced: Grades K-9. For students familiar with forks, pins, discovery and understand checkmate. Students review Grandmaster chess games and improve work on tactics and endings.


6 weeks.



No class 11/8.New students are required to purchase a "Chess Tactics Workbook" on the first day of class for $16.

Grades

Kindergarten - 9th Grade

Location

THURSTON MULTIPURPOSE at Thurston Elementary
meets at THURSTON MEDIA CENTER on Oct 11, 2016

Instructor

Ray Garrison
Arbor Chess

Organizer Info

  • Ann Arbor Public School System

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