Snow’s Chess Academy

Schedule of small group classes, Winter Quarter 2018

Classes start Tuesday 1/9, Wednesday 1/10, and Thursday 1/11.  A total of 10 chess classes which finish on Tuesday 3/13, Wednesday 3/14, and Thursday 3/15.    A 10% discount is being offered to any previously enrolled private or semi-private students.  See the schedule below, and under that for registration, location and payment information as well as the classification system used to best determine in which class your student should be enrolled.   A student is considered enrolled once payment has been received.  The deadline for registration is Friday1/5/18.

 

Tuesdays

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time of day

Class

Number

Playing Level

Open to Ages

 

Tuition per student

Class size

Tuesday  Class Dates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:30pm – 6pm

WQ EBI-2018

Early Beginner I

5-7

$200

2-4 students

1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, and 3/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:00pm – 6:30pm

WQ-RBI-2018

Regular Beginner I

 

7 or older

$250

2-5 students

 

1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, and 3/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesdays

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Class Dates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time of day

Class

Number

Playing Level

Open to Ages

Tuition per student

Class

 size

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:30pm – 6pm

WQ-LB-2018

Later Beginner (level tailored to class)

9 or older

$300

2-5 students

1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, & 3/14

6:pm-6:45pm

WQ-BB -2018

Beyond Beginner (level tailored to class)

7 or older

$350

2-5 students

1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, & 3/14

6:45pm-7:30pm

WQ-INT-2018

Intermediate Scholastic (level tailored to the class)

 7 or older

$400

2-5 students

1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, & 3/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursdays

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday Class Dates

Time of day

Class

Number

Playing Level

Open to Ages

Tuition per student

Class

 size

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:30pm – 6:00pm

WQ EB-II-2018

Early Beginner II

5-7

$200

2-4 students

1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, & 3/15

6:00-6:45pm

WQ- BB-2018

Beyond Beginner (level tailored to class)

 7 or older

$350

2-5 students

1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, & 3/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:45pm -7:30pm

WQ-ADV-2018

Advanced Scholastic (level tailored to class)

7 or older

$400

2-5 students

1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, & 3/15

Cancellation PolicyWhen students are absent, there will be no make-up classes or reimbursement for missed classes.  Should the instructor need to cancel a class, (for example, due to inclement weather) the class will be made up at the end of the quarter.  

Neighborhood Directions Turn left on to Bayshire Place from Bayshire Lane.  The address is 1017 Jeff Ryan Dr, Herndon, VA 20170. It’s on the corner of Jeff Ryan and Bayshire Place.   Just past its intersection with Jeff Ryan Dr., pull over to the curb on your right, and let the student off at the side gate, please do not come thru the front entrance, students and parents can walk through the side gate and up to the red double doors to the business entrance in back where the class is held.  Please feel free to stay for the class if you want to, as there is a waiting room area conveniently located right next to the teaching area.

Payment Policy Payment will be due via paypal to peter@snowschessacademy.com

Or if you prefer, please mail your check payable to Snow’s Chess Academy with the registration information to the address below:

P.O. Box 489, Herndon, VA 20172-0489  Please remember the deadline is 1/5/18.

Peter Snow

CEO, Snow’s Chess Academy

703-307-2393
P.O. Box 489
Herndon, VA 20172-0489

Registration Form for Winter Quarter 2018 Classes:  Must be filled for all students

 

Students’ Name ___________________________________

Students’ Age__________Birth date____________________

Parents’ Name(s) (not needed for adult students) _____________________________

Home Phone # _______________________Alt. Phone #_____________

Email ___________________________________ Alternate Email______________________________

Home Address

Street __________________________________________________________________________

City _________________________State__________Zipcode_________

 

Class:  Day / Time / Number____________________________________________________________________

 

Any health or behavior concerns_________________________________________________________

 

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Only fill out if applicable:

 

Students’ U.S. Chess Federation ID # ___________________Rating_________________

 

Students’ U.S. Chess Federation Membership Expiration Date _____________________________

 

 

The Student Classification System of Snow’s Chess Academy

 

  • Early Beginner The student does not know the rules of the game, or all the names of pieces, or parts of the board. This student should be at least five years old.  Students 9 or older should enroll in the Later Beginners class

 

  • Regular Beginner: The student may or may not know some of the rules of the game, and very little beyond the rules.  Some rules are not known.  How to actually use the pieces with any kind of plan is not known.  This student is usually 8-10 years old.

 

  • Later Beginner: The student knows the rules of the game, but may upon occasion need reminding of what some of them are.  This student understands the values of the pieces and play related to just that, can recognize checkmate most of the time, and recognize some kinds of draws.  This students is usually age 9 or older.

 

  • Beyond Beginner: The student knows the rules of the game and a few basic strategies and techniques e.g “the scholars mate”, “the fools mate”, etc.  The student has probably attended chess club, or chess camp at least once and may have played in a tournament or two.  If USCF rated, and very often will not be rated, the student will be rated between 100-300 (Amateur class I and J) or provisionally rated.   This student will vary in age.

 

  • Intermediate Scholastic Player: The student is familiar with basic opening, middlegame and endgame principles, is conversant in the language of chess and can solve “2-move” problems fairly quickly.  This student has experience playing in USCF rated tournaments and has achieved a USCF rating in the range of 301-799, (Amateur class G and H) and this rating will not be provisional.

 

  • Advanced Scholastic Player: The student is familiar with opening theory in addition to principles, and can see when to, and when not to try to apply standard principles to a given position.  This student will have an official USCF rating in the range of 800-1199, (Amateur class E and F rated status) and will have significant tournament experience.  Usual class length for this student will be 45 minutes or an hour.

 

  • Class D Amateur Tournament Player: The player will have an official USCF rating between:  1200-1399.  Recommended class length for these students is one hour minimum.

 

 

  • Class C Amateur Tournament Player: The player will have an official USCF rating between:  1400-1599.   Recommended class length for these students is one hour, or more depending on the student(s).