Chess Club

Chess ClubChess Club is for kids who would like to learn chess or improve their skills. Players are grouped by ability, not age, in the club.


For 2021-2022, the CRS Chess Club will be held virtually. Two sessions of Chess Club will be offered, running from October to January for fall/winter and from February to May for winter/spring. Chess Club is delivered through our partnership with the U.S. Chess Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  All instructors are nationally certified chess coaches.


Participants must be in grades 2 to 6.

Chess Club Registration

Online classes are live and led by a nationally certified chess coach. Students are grouped by ability. Lessons are designed so that students build confidence and have fun. Classes are on weekday evenings at 7:00 p.m. for 60 minutes once each week online via Zoom. These classes include 20-30 minutes of instruction and 30-40 minutes of supervised online play. In addition, students in the club can compete in the Elementary Team League, a fun online competition that takes place on select Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.


Note: The online club sessions are designed for students who already know the rules, basic vocabulary, and basic chess strategy.


The fall session will run from October through January.



The winter/spring session will run from February through May.


Late Registration and Withdrawal Policy

The U.S. Chess Center allows enrollment in the Chess Club until the third week of the club. Once registration ends, fees are non-refundable. Refunds will only be provided before the close of registration, minus a $10 service fee.


For questions about Chess Club or help with enrollment, contact

About the U.S. Chess Center

U.S. Chess CenterThe U.S. Chess Center is an award-winning non-profit educational charity. Since 1992 we have taught more than 35,000 children the rules, strategy, discipline, and etiquette of chess. Our teachers are all nationally certified chess coaches trained by David Mehler, one of the first Level V (highest level) coaches in the United States. We teach chess as a means of improving the academic and social skills of our students, so we emphasize sportsmanship and learning to think. Our students have won more than a dozen national championships (including two team championships for CRS) because we make learning chess fun.