A new Road to Mastery series of classes are underway this start of the school year. The classes will be conducted by FM Paolo del Mundo, NM Shawn Hoshall, Raymond Duchesne, and Scott Knoke. The classes avoid conflicts with major tournaments such as Continental Class, Northern Virginia Open, and Ashburn Saturday Swiss.
These classes are ten sessions of two hours each, except FM Del Mundo’s schedule of five classes of two hours each. Each session is $30. In case of absence, there is no refund, however, student is entitled to review with his teacher on missed lesson 15 minutes before/after class immediately following. Those who have registered in prior classes may select convenient class schedules for themselves, notwithstanding their rating. However, they are advised to transfer to a lower level if they cannot cope with the lessons. No refunds on the registration. Those who are under 6 should contact directly firstname.lastname@example.org for diagnostics and/or a special program.
There is no age limit on the classes. Chess as a learning instrument can be enjoyed by 3 years old as well as any age group even senior citizens. Chess provides discipline and mental skills that can easily apply to school or employment. We have many examples of players who are easily able to adopt to the new technologies because of their calculating skills. But this is not just simple chess, but chess imbued with the skills towards mastery. This is what the program is all about – to enable players to increase their rating and face up to the challenges of these next levels.
Regular class is $300 each. Non-members pay an extra $55 for the membership fee, which entitles them to $50 worth of tournaments in 2012. The first class starts on September 17. You are advised to register earlier which would help us plan the classes much better. The schedule is as follows:
FM Paolo del Mundo, 4:00 p.m. Saturday September 29, October 13, 27, November 3, 17. Five classes for both intermediate and advanced.
NM Shawn Hoshall, Monday, 7-9 p.m. September 24, October 1, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 19, 26, December 3 and 10. Ten sessions for both intermediate and advanced players.
Raymond Duchesne Thursday, 7-9 p.m. September 20, 27, October 4, 11, , 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6. Schedule adjustment to discuss with class. 10 sessions for intermediate and advanced players.
Scott Knoke, Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m., September 21, 28, October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 16, 23, 30, December 7 for beginners, advanced beginners, and intermediate under 900. 10 sessions.
Scott Knoke/Mar Deyto, Saturday 1:00-3:00 September 22, 29, October 13, 27, November 3, 17 , December 1, 8, 15, 22 for beginners and advanced beginners. 10 sessions.
You should register soon and save your spot: