*How can I register?
You should be able to register on the Registration page, but if you were having difficulty you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Do I need a Chess.com account?
Yes. We will be using Chess.com to play games and a tournament. You will need an account, but there is no cost to you. You can get one here.
*What can I expect now that I have registered?
Each Wednesday we will assign each student a video and chess problems to complete. We will have different groups doing different activities or lessons at various times based on their ages and experience levels. Please be sure to fill out the About Me and Chess form before the first meeting.
*Where does it take place?
This is an online chess club/camp and will be conducted entirely over the internet. A computer with an internet connection, a free chess.com account, and the ability to watch YouTube videos are the only requirements. You will be able to participate without having to be in close contact with anyone.
*What age group and skill level is this for?
We are designing all clubs and camps so children will be broken into smaller groups based on age and skill levels and given instructions on which activities to do. This will allow us to accommodate children of all ages and chess abilities.
*Are you allowed to attend just one day?
Yes. Obviously, you would learn more if you attended the entire time, but we will be sending the instructions for each group each Wednesday. Other than missing the live lessons you should be able to go to our page and complete the majority of the activities when you have the time.
*What type of tournament will they play?
We will offer several ways to play:
- Practice games
- Friday Blitz Tournaments
- Super Saturday Swiss
- Challenge matches with other clubs
- Once a month Blitz Night with Coach Chris
- Slow-play tournaments specifically designed to encourage a long term commitment to chess and thoughtful play by requiring only 1 move per day.
*Is a camera needed to do this?
No, having a camera may be useful for some of the activities, but none of them will require a camera in order to participate.
*Are there any hidden costs or equipment we must purchase ahead of time in order for our child to attend the online chess club/camp?
No. This camp is tuition free and the only equipment needed is a computer which meets basic technology requirements.
*What are the technology requirements?
Students need at minimum high-speed Internet access, a keyboard, and a computer capable of accessing YouTube and Chess.com.
*Do I need to be a member of the USCF to participate?
No. This will not be an official USCF event and the tournament will not be rated by the USCF.
*What if I want to register a large group?
We are happy to accommodate a larger group. If you have more than a few students to register you can fill out the Club Request Form and we will make a Google Classroom for your school or group.
If you have a question that was not answered here then please email email@example.com and we will answer them.