Chess Opportunities at the Pavilion

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2015 Round Robin Chess Tournament
All ages

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 10am-4 pm

2015 Round Robin Chess Tournament - Registration Form

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 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.
  • Cost: $25. Please make checks payable to the City of Hopkins

2015 Spring Chess School

For kids ages 5-16
Twin Cities Chess Club and the Chess Club of Minnesota are offering a Sunday Chess School at the Hopkins Pavilion.


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


Sundays, April 12 - May 31, 2015

Program sections and costs

  • Beginner 12:00am-1:00pm $77
  • Intermediate 1:10-2:30pm $84
  • Advanced 2:40-4:00pm $84
  • Training Tournaments* 4:30-7:30pm $70


Complete and return Spring Chess School Registration form

*You can participate in training tournaments on a drop-in basis for $10/Sunday.

Summer Chess Camp

Monday - Friday, Aug 10-14, 2015
For kids 5-16

Twin cities Chess Club invites chess players of all ages to learn from the best. Camp will be taught by Igor Rybakov, the USCF- rated tournament chess player who was named the Best Chess Coach of Minnesota in 2010.

The program offers classes for everyone from as young as 5 to advanced players. Besides learning chess indoors, the kids will enjoy various outdoor activities in the playground and arena.

  • Full Day 8:30am-4:30pm, $230
  • Morning Session: 8:30am-12:30pm, $140
  • Afternoon Session: 12:30pm-4:30pm, $140

For full day campers, please bring a lunch and drink. Snacks provided.

To register, complete and return Summer Chess Camp Registration form