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Chess Camp
Looking for a fun way to train your brain?  Join us at Buffalo Chess Association for after school lessons!  We supply all the equipment for the program, so all students need to do is provide their thinking caps.
Lessons are available for both beginner and intermediate levels.  Students will learn the tactical and strategic fundamentals of chess, and then build upon them.  Students in the program will be given details about local tournaments and other chess related events that will occur this year.

Cost:  $150.00 RESIDENTS
          $160.00 NON-RESIDENTS
           NO REFUNDS

INSTRUCTORS: Coach Michael Zachowicz: A fan of chess for over three decades and has worked as a
teacher of various subjects both in Western New York and Northern California school districts.
He is currently instructing Geometry at the Chesterton Academy. He brings experience from the
Berkeley Chess School and his passion for working with children to the Buffalo Chess Association
hoping to foster appreciation for the many benefits that playing chess can bring.

Coach Kutay Karatas: A chess player since he was six, and has been competing for
nearly as long. His peak USCF rating was 2250, and his peak bullet rating online was 2750. He has
experience helping players of all levels, from teaching new students to assisting Grandmasters prep for tournament games. Kutay is sharing his extensive knowledge with students and helping them learn just how much can be done with chess.

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Chess Club Fall 
N/A K - 4 Tu  09/19/2023 - 11/21/2023
03:15 PM - 04:15 PM

Parkdale Elementary School-First Floor Commons
$150.00 R, $160.00 NR
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Chess Club Fall 
N/A 5 - 8 Th  09/21/2023 - 11/30/2023
02:45 PM - 03:45 PM

575 Oakwood Ave (Recreation classroom upstairs)
$150.00 R, $160.00 NR
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