All of the information for this week's lesson will be sent to you via an email using Constant Contact by 12pm noon Wednesday. Please check all of you folders. You may email Robin at dcscholasticchess.org for information.
All communication will be mailed to you via Constant Contact newsletter. Please check your email folders first.
The first class starts Wednesday July 1, 2020 and ends the week of August 25, 2020.
This program is best suited for students in 2nd to 12th grade who know how to start a chess game and how the pieces move. If you are a total beginner,
Please sign up for the free Li Chess account and begin to memorize how pieces move and how to start a chess game before Thursday. This will improve your learning outcome.
The program is delivered in three parts. Zoom meeting platform, chesskids.com and Li Chess.com platform. The non beginner student should have both pages open to quickly move from one platform to the next. The Li Chess.com platform will automatically start the tournament once you register 5 minutes before tournament.
The student must have access to internet.
Beginners will use chesskids.com to move through the primary lessons to a point at which they can identify the proper direction all pieces move and identify checkmate.
The lecture will be taught by National Master David Bennett. The lecture will be delivered via Zoom invitation for 90 minutes following with chess tournament on Li Chess .com. Please email Robin at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org directly if you have questions.
By participation in this program Parents are required to visibly supervise their student at all times.
Students are advised that chats are not permitted between students. All communication must be directed towards the teacher.
Students are instructed to mute speakers at all times. All written communication must be directed to the teacher. No exceptions.
I look forward to seeing everyone again for this first week of classes!
For day one, this Wednesday, we will cover the opening. We will learn some new openings so that students can achieve a variety of positions to play with as they enter the middle game. Class times are 3pm to 530p
On Thursday, we will work on middle games, including tactics and strategy. Each Thursday we will get better at effectively carrying out a plan and using our judgement to make good decisions.
Friday will be co-ed. We will increase our understanding of endgames. About 10% of all games result in rook endgames, so it's very important to develop our skills in the endgame. It also improves our understanding of fundamental chess logic.
Mrs. Robin and Sarah will work with the new beginners to get them up to speed. Thank you, Sarah!
If your student is a beginner choose the Zoom link that will say Robin Ramson. If your student is not a beginner choose the link that is David Bennett Zoom invitation.
Both invitations will be mailed to you tomorrow. If your student is a beginner, it is advisable that you do not join Coach David's class until you thoroughly understand how to achieve checkmate and the direction in which pieces move. We will use chesskids.com to move the students forward quickly.
For payment, I would recommend a sliding scale between $10-20 per day depending on your ability to pay during this difficult time. Please pay your tuition no later than Tuesdays every week at email@example.com using Paypal. Classes will continue until the week of August 25, 2020. We often send out emails using Constant Contact Newsletter. Please look out for Constant Contact from Chess Girls DC.
You will also receive a chesskids.com account. Please let me know by tomorrow if you do not receive it.
Anyone who is in the position to contribute a little more will be supporting the scholarship program so that no child is denied participation due to their families financial hardship.
I hope everyone is well!
See you soon,
Coach David and Robin Ramson
Chess Girls DC presents a weekly class to engage families during the COVID quarantine.
This is the club tournament page. Click the link if you need help. Coach David will lecture for 30 minutes then you will be directed to open the tournament page.
The password will be emailed to you via a Constant Contact newsletter. This is a private tournament.
Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability regarding virtual classes, 3rd party online chess programs or tournament hosted by Chess Girls DC for and use of tournament Space for Parents,Teachers and persons who claim responsibility of student.
By registering for the physical chess tournaments, virtual lessons or virtual chess tournament through a 3rd party, I am aware, my child is communicating, participating or attending chess tournament/ lessons hosted by the Chess Girls DC Program (“Program”), a nonprofit organization. Images of my child may be used to promote the activities of the program on social media or Chess Girls DC/ DC Scholastic events website. By registering for this lesson or use of chess tournament Space, I agree to the following:
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I understand that participation of the online lesson or use of the tournament Space is voluntary and that there are risks associated with use of the internet for lessons and chess program or Space for tournament. I voluntarily assume any such risks. My child will do his/her best to be well behaved and I agree to supervise my child, children at all times. I understand this is not a drop off program including online programing and communication.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: I do not release or assign responsibility of my Child or student to Chess Girls DC, it’s volunteers, vendors, contractors or officers. I knowingly release, waive, and forever discharge Chess Girls DC, its agents, employees, vendors, contractors, volunteers, officers, and trustees from any and all claims or liability for injury or damages (including loss or damage to property) arising from or attributable to my or my child’s presence during the chess tournament, unless it is due to willful or intentional misconduct or negligence.
DAMAGES: I agree to be held responsible for any damage done to the “Space” by my child, aside from normal wear and tear, that was a result of the conduct of me and my child to be determined by the “Space” in its sole discretion.
RULES: I agree to abide by the policies, rules, and regulations of the chess tournament/ online program and with all applicable state, federal, and city laws and regulations. If any laws, regulations, rules, or policies are broken, I understand that the organizer of event or “Space” may, in its sole discretion and in addition to any other remedy that may be available, terminate my participation in the chess tournament or online program under this Agreement and require me to leave immediately.
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