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Children’s Chess at ACC

ACC Kids’ Programme Description

The Annex Chess Club children’s chess programme is a fun and exciting way for your child to learn the game of chess and meet children from across the GTA who share the same passion. Our programme is designed to take children of all ages from beginners at the most basic level right through to CFC-rated club players.

Full details of our Children’s Chess Classes have now moved to a permanent page.

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Kids’ Chess-for-Points Results

Things are changing in our children’s programme. We’re taking a break from CFC-rated tournaments, and working to sharpen the skills of our young players with group lessons, individual problem solving, and chess-for-points play – where players earn points for achieving specific objectives in their games, solving checkmate riddles, etc.

Yakos Spiliotopoulos, who teaches chess in schools with Ted Winick’s Chess Institute, is spearheading this change. He and the kids have a great time every Monday night. Yakos says they’re one of the strongest groups he’s ever worked with. And our parents have been full of praise for the new programme. Yakos is away in July and August, but the lesson structure he has been using will continue through the summer with other Chess Institute instructors filling in.

Come on out to our children’s chess training sessions Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, and join this elite crew of talented young players. Youth teaching assistants, Liza Orlova, Assaf Bar-Natan, and David Tang, are on hand to provide individual help. Email the club for more information.

Here is the cumulative points leaderboard to Monday June 27.

# Player May 30 June 6 June 13 June 20 June 27 total
1 Noah Kohn 0 10 10 13 18 51
2 William Culligan 17 0 0 0 32 49
3 Mary Bellissimo 17 13 0 10 8 48
4 Teresa Bellissimo 4 7 6 20 0 37
5 Heiko Dorre-Grasso 4 2 3 20 7 36
6 Julian Levit 0 14 8 13 0 35
7 Olivia Gale-Wagner 9 5 5 15 0 34
8 Francis He 0 0 24 0 0 24
9 Thomas Gregory 0 14 0 0 0 14
10 Tianhao 2 0 8 0 0 10
11 Liam Hinzman 0 0 8 0 0 8
12 Bradley Ho 7 0 0 0 0 7
13 Jordan Jamali 6 0 0 0 0 6
14 Kazuo Nambara 0 0 6 0 0 6
15 Asher 0 4 0 0 0 4
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