Chess Opportunities at the Pavilion

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Fall Sunday Chess School

Sundays, October 4–December 6
For kids 5-16

Twin Cities Chess Club and the Chess Club of Minnesota are offering a Sunday Chess School at the Hopkins Pavilion. 


  • Igor Rybakov, the USCF- rated tournament chess player who was named the Best Chess Coach of Minnesota in 2010
  • Chess Master Tim Lee, the chess coach of many US champions and finalists
  • Master Tatyana Zitselman, former member of the US Women’s Team

Program Sections

  • Beginner, noon–1 pm; $110
  • Intermediate, 1:10–2:30 pm; $120
  • Advanced, 2:40–4 pm; $120
  • Training Tournaments, 4:15–7:15 pm; $100 for 10 Sundays or $15 each (for all ages)

To register, complete and return Fall Sunday Chess School registration form

Round Robin Chess Tournament - Winter 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 1–7 pm

Hopkins Pavilion, Room 202
Cost: $25

All ages and abilities welcome! A fun way for students of all ages to learn and improve their chess level. Organized and run by Chess Club of Minnesota and the Twin Cities Chess Club.

Chess tournaments are the next arena where young chess players can test their skill. Chess tournaments are not only competitions, but social events as well. Participants will meet peers with a similar love for the game.

Players are grouped by rating/age/experience level with 6-8 participants in each group. Pizza and beverages will be provided! Every student will receive either trophy or medal based on performance.

To register, fill out a separate form for each participant and return to the Hopkins Pavilion.