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About UNIS Chess Team

The UNIS Chess team brings students who are serious about chess improvement together to compete at local, state and national events. Once a week students meet after school for a chess lesson and practice to hone their skills for competition. 

The program's first two years have been quite a success. The teammates improved tremendously, competed giving their all, and had plenty of fun building team spirit while picking up trophies along the way.  Now in it's third year we aim to grow and I continue to expect great things. - Tal Kestenberg (UNIS Chess Team Coach)



Dear Parents,

We are excited to announce the return of the UNIS Chess Team program!

For the first time this year chess team lessons will be offered on two days: 

Classes for returning teammates and experienced players will resume on Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 PM.
Students newer to chess but interested in joining the team and becoming chess competitors are invited to join us Tuesdays  3:00-5:00 PM.

For more information see the fliers below, and scroll down for dates, times, and registration.

UNIS Chess Team Wednesday Classes

UNIS Chess Team Tuesday Classes



3:00-5:00 PM

September: 27
October: 4, 11, 18
November: 1, 8, 15, 29
December: 6, 13

January: 10, 17, 24, 31
February: 7, 14, 28
March: 7, 14

April: 4, 11, 18, 25
May: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June: 6

UNIS Chess Team Calendar



3:00-5:00 PM

September: 26
October: 3, 10, 17, 31
November: 7, 14, 28
December: 5, 12

January: 9, 16, 23, 30
February: 6, 13, 27
March: 6, 13

April: 3, 10, 17, 24
May: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June: 5

Tournament schedule:

I will be attending a local tournament every 4-6 weeks to coach the team as they compete.
Students will receive one on one feedback and gain experience which is vital to chess improvement.
The tournament coaching is included in the program and team member attendance is strongly urged for team events.


Avenues, October 22nd


More info TBA


Please fill out registration form
and complete payment below:

Both the Wednesday and Tuesday UNIS Chess Team Programs will be offered by trimester. 
(first trimester 10 classes, second trimester 9 classes, third trimester 10 classes. $60 per class; includes two hour
weekly lessons/practice and coaching at tournaments.)

We are building a team and your commitment is appreciated, register for the full year and receive a four class discount!
Also contact me about a sibling discount!

For PayPal and all major credit cards see below,
Checks and other forms of payment may be accepted upon request

Register for:

Private lessons are also available please contact: for information