Before School Chess @ Bach - Beginning/Intermed

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Grades K-5. For students with no or some experience in chess. Students are introduced to the basic history of chess, opening principles, tactics, basic endgame techniques, and tournament preparedness. Instructor: Ray Garrison. 7 weeks. No class 12/19, 12/26, 1/2.
Mr. Garrison has been teaching chess to children since 1996. His teams have won numerous state championships. King Elementary School has won the state K-5 team championships four years in a row (2008-11). Thurston Elementary School earned 2nd in the state in 2011. Clague won the state K-6 championship in 2012.
Mr. Garrison holds the #1 rank of overall game player (out of over 25,000 players) at, an international thinking games website. He is also the top ranked player in the world at the strategy game "Breakthrough"; one of his long-time chess students is ranked #2!

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