U.S. Chess Mates
|2012 - State Champion 1st place kinder section, 1st place grades 1-3 section 2,
Individual State Champions - undefeated 6th grader Bharat I and undefeated David I kindergarten state champion.
U.S. Chess Mates - Our Program
Welcome to our web site, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about our company. Since 2000,
we at U.S. Chess Mates., have brought chess instruction to cities, learning centers, public, and private schools
throughout California. Our clients love our hands on approach to chess instruction as well as our qualified
staff. Applying rigorous energy, experience, and resourcefulness to every school we accept, our instructors are
dedicated to your child's success. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in chess class.
Through our time tested classes our customers will enjoy the highest level of chess instruction. We have created
over 250 customized learning materials that will help you child excel through chess and our classes. Our
program has been formatted to ensure your child will look forward to coming back to chess class every week to
receive their homework and new rating.
We believe that through chess your child will enhance many skills that can be utilized in life and their long term
Some skills your child will practice and enhance are:
To learn more about how chess improves a child's learning experience, please Click Here to read about studies with chess and children.
U.S. Chess Mates - Our Program
Chess Classes are normally held once a week for one hour at a time. Classes will consist of 25 minutes of chess
instruction and 25 minutes of simulated tournament games.
Every class begins with daily announcements and the collection of homework. Class ends with a new sheet or
packet of homework and a new point sheet. Point sheets are used to track and help the students see their
achievements in chess class.
All students must be picked up by a parent or guardian at the end of class. We will never leave a child
unattended or in an office. We will wait until you arrive to dismiss your child. We do have a special place on
our registration form that will allow you check your personal dismissal option. For students that walk
home a note from a parent will need to be submitted in order for us to dismiss your child.
To receive a more detailed classroom format - please contact Steve at (510) 648-2147 or
**Refunds will be for School Transfers or Emergency's only.
All participating students will receive awards for their achievements in chess class. Through participation and
points students may also earn special prizes like the 700 Point Trophy and the 1300 Point Trophy.
All participating students will receive a prize at the end of each session. Prizes are as follows:
Session 1: (Fall) Pizza Party
Session 2: (Winter) Medals
Session 3: (Spring) Pizza or Ice Cream party
Session 4: (Spring 2) Trophies for all participants
During each session we normally pass out other prizes for many reasons that help encourage our students to play
chess at school and at home.
instruction to as many
children as possible".
| Math & Reading|
| Pattern Recognition|
| Thinking Ahead|
| Weighing Options|
| Problem Solving|
U.S. Chess Mates - Program Format
U.S. Chess Mates - Program Awards