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 inaugural year was a fantastic success. 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 second year I continue to expect great things. - Tal Kestenberg
If you are interested in registering please contact coach: Tal Kestenberg Talskes@gmail.com
Register now, see below
After a successful inaugural year we are excited to announce the return of the UNIS Chess Team program!
Mark your calendars for Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Students who are serious about chess will meet weekly for class / practice. Additionally, students will represent UNIS as a team in local, state and national tournaments.
The program will include:
-Weekly chess lesson ( first hour of class, with review sheets for each topic)
-Practice time (after lesson until clean up)
-Coaching at tournaments (local, state and national)
-Progress reports (assessments quarterly 6-8 weeks)
-Chesskid.com memberships (for home improvement and further practice)
Student Qualifications for the team:
-USCF Rated or willing to join & play rated games
-On last year’s team / in last year’s advanced chess class, or have a recommendation from a chess teacher.
-Willing to do homework and be attentive in class (not just for themselves, but for the team!).
-Able to attend weekend team meets / tournaments (every 4-6 weeks, TBA).
The team will be competitive. For those interested but not sure if ready, or those who would like chess just for fun, don’t worry! UNIS offers beginners and Advanced chess afterschool programs Mondays and Thursdays for players to play, hone their skills, and perhaps join the team in the future.
For more information contact coach: Tal Kestenberg: Talskes@gmail.com
Join us for class, tournament competition, chess improvement, team spirit, and fun! Looking forward to representing UNIS in chess and hope you are too!
More info TBA
September 25 - Avenues (Avenues Info Here)
November 27 - Avenues
January 2017 - NY City championships
January 29 - Avenues
February - TBA
April 23 - Avenues
State & National
December 16-18 - Fall Nationals - Nashville (Fall Nationals Info Here)
March 10-12 - NY State - Saratoga
May 12-14 - Super Nationals - Nashville
Wednesday Afternoons 3:00-5:00 pm:
1st semester, 2016 (12 classes):
September: 14, 21, 28
October: 5, 12, 19
November: 2, 9, 16, 30
December: 7, 14
2nd semester, 2017 (22 classes):
January: 4, 11, 18, 25
February: 1, 8, 15, 22
March: 1, 8, 15
April: 5, 12, 19, 26
May: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June: 7, 14
1st semester: 12 classes, $60 per class
2nd semester: 22 classes, $60 per class
Full Year: 34 classes, $60 per class with a little more than a two class discount for commitment
Full year siblings: For parents with two students, $60 per class with an additional discount
Please fill out registration form and complete payment below:
Other forms of payment may be accepted upon request
Private lessons are also available, please contact: Talskes@gmail.com for information