Chess Opportunities at the Pavilion

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2014 Round Robin Chess Tournament
All ages

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 10am-4 pm
Hopkins Pavilion, Room 202

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


Register online through Hopkins/Minnetonka Recor download a registration form and return to the Hopkins Pavilion.

Hopkins Summer Chess Camp
Ages 5-16

Monday-Friday, August 11-15, 2014

This is an excellent opportunity to develop better chess skills during Winter Break.  With a combination of lecture, question/answer, and hands-on techniques, the instructors will cover: tactics, strategy, openings, middle-games, end-games, and problems.  Players will be divided by skill level.  In addition to playing chess in a relaxed, friendly setting, campers will also get to play a variety of other enjoyable board games, puzzles and sport activities.

Twin Cities Chess Club professional coaches include: Igor Rybakov, the USCF- rated tournament chess player who was named the Best Chess Coach of Minnesota in 2010, Chess Master Tim Lee who is the chess coach of many US champions and finalists, Master Pat Lavone, whose teams achieved highest results in US finals.

Sections, Times, and Fees

  • Full Day: 8:30 am–4:30 pm | $220 (Please bring a lunch and drink. Snacks provided)
  • Morning Session: 8:30–12:30 pm | $130
  • Afternoon Session: 12:30–4:30 pm | $130


Register online through Hopkins/Minnetonka Rec or download a registration form and return to the Hopkins Pavilion.