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  • BAC Elite Team
    Saturday 9AM - 11AM

    Head Coach: GM Daniel Naroditsky

    Invitational only Team for players with 1900+ rating.
    Do you think you'd be a good fit to this team, and would like us to consider you?
    Please, email us.

    Interested who is in the team?
    Click here to get more information on the Team.

    BAC A-Team
    Saturday 11AM - 1PM

    Head Coach: IM Kostya Kavutskiy

    Team members are selected by invitation and through an application process.
    Rating range: 1500-1900.
    Do you think you'd be a good fit to this team, and would like us to consider you?
    Please, email us.

    Interested who is in the team?
    Click here to get more information on the Team.

    BAC Intermediate Team
    Saturday 1-3 PM

    Head Coach: GM Zviad Izoria & IM Faik Aleskerov


    Potential team members are encouraged to apply with their motivation and goals with being on the BAC Team.
    Rating range: 1000-1500.

    Do you think you'd be a good fit to this team? Please, apply by emailing us.

    Interested who is in the team?
    Click here to get more information on the Team.

    BAC First/Intermediate Team
    Saturday 10AM-12PM @ Palo Alto
    and
    BAC First Team
    Saturday 3 - 5 PM @ San Jose BAC office

    Head Coaches: GM Zviad Izoria & IM Faik Aleskerov

    Team members are encouraged to apply with their motivation and goals with being on the BAC Team.

    We have outlined some specific guidelines for the prospective the First Team members on the First Team page. 
    Prospective First/Intermediate Team members please also read guidelines on Intermediate Team page. Please, take your time to read this, get yourself familiar with the requirements and guidelines and let us know if you have any questions.

    Rating range: For BAC First Team in San Jose  - USCF under 1100; For First/Intermediate Team in Palo Alto  - USCF 500-1500
    Do you think you'd be a good fit to one of these teams? Please, apply by emailing us.

    Interested who is in the team?
    Click here to get more information on the Team.

    SCHEDULE for the
    2019 -20 School Year

    BAC TEAMS OPEN HOUSE IS ON Saturday, August 17, 2019 @ BAC Office -  9am-12pm!

    Schedule of team-meetings*


    Month
    Team Meeting
    Dates
    Total
    # of Classes
    '19 Sep 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, x 3
    '19 Oct
    10/5, 10/12, x, 10/26
    3
    '19 Nov
    11/2, 11/9, x,11/23, x 3
    '19 Dec
    12/7, 12/14, 12/21, x 3
    '20 Jan TBA
    '20 Feb TBA
    '20 Mar TBA
    '20 Apr TBA
    '20 May TBA
    '19 July* x, 13, x, 27 2
    '19 August* x, 10, 17-Open House 1

    * Monthly Team Classes Schedules for ELITE,  A Team AND Intermediate Teams may differ.
    Please check additionally ELITE, A Team and Intermediate Team monthly Team classes schedules


    Team Fees, Policies & FAQ

    Monthly Team Fees:
    Elite-team - $150/Month for 3 classes per month;
    A-team, Intermediate and First teams: $130/month for 3 classes per month
    The fee is non-discountable, no prorates


    Late Pick-up policy:
    Team players are expected to be picked up within 5 minutes to the end of their class. Any player who is not picked up by 10 minutes after the class ends will be given a warning. Second incident may result in withdrawal from the team. Please, respect our coaches by respecting their time.

    Team Fee includes


    - 2 hours of training with the team and Head Coach on three weekends
    (total of 6 hours of training time)
    - email communication followups during the week with Head Coach regarding problems & solutions, personalized questions, and much more.


    Missed a class? Make-up policy
    To ensure retaining quality titled instructors, we cannot offer make up classes for missed classes.

    FAQ
    Q: What's the difference between the Weekend Clubs and the BAC Teams?
    A: The clubs are more casual, fun athmosphere and attendance can be on an ad-hoc basis by purchasing a drop-in fee. Teams need commitments and consistent attendance, and will be focuses on improvement in all areas of chess.

    Q: Can we try out the class? Do you offer a first try-out class?
    A: You can bring your child upon confirming space with us, there will be no charge if your child chooses not to continue after the class. If you continue, you will be charged the regular monthly fee.

    Q: What is expected from the Team members?
    A: Consistent attendance and team commitment. Also recommended to spend anywhere between 2-30hr/week on chess at home.

    Q: What software or other tools are required for the team members?
    A: For the Elite and A-team members, Chess base (http://shop.chessbase.com/en/categories/chessbase) is required software. For the Intermediate and Beginner team members, there is no required tool at this point.

    Q: Is there a maximum number of team members for each team?
    A: Yes. Elite team is by invitation only. All other teams are open but are limited to 12 for each of the A-team , Intermediate Team, and Beginner team.

    Q: Your Question here?

    Testimonials


    "We would like to take a moment to thank Bay Area Chess coaches GM Zviad Izoria and IM Faik Aleskerov for their valuable guidance and coaching BAC First team. Our daughter has been attending First team in San Jose since October-2018 and she won a trophy on Sunday 3/10 at CalChess Scholastic tournament. She is rated at 137 but was able to beat three competitors who were rated between 320- 350. Her game skills and application of strategy has improved significantly as obvious from her performance. Thanks again BAC for your excellent coaching!" Sheikji N., chess parent - 3/13/19



    How we started :)


    First was The Open House - August 15th, 2015


    Pictures are posted on Facebook

    Fun video mix by GM Chirila
    Open House - Mix by GM Chirila

    BAC Team Open house @ Milpitas on Aug 15thGM Cristian Chirila not only a great player, but makes fun video mixes :) Enjoy

    Posted by BayAreaChess on Tuesday, September 8, 2015



    Another view on the 6-board clocked simul
     
    Open House #1

     

    Posted by BayAreaChess on Tuesday, September 8, 2015