LACC Schedule of Activities

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The Los Angeles Chess Club (LACC) is currently the most active club on the West Coast. While we offer a wide variety of classes and tournament every weekend, our fees are completely affordable.

The first step towards improving your chess is to attend lectures by Masters of the game (we offer weekly lectures on various areas of the Royal Game such as Opening, Middle game, Ending, Tactics, Planning, etc.).

Operating on the premises of The Barrington Bridge Club, LACC offers Group Classes, Private (1:1) Lessons, and tournaments (with various time controls) every week!

CLUB HOURS
Saturdays 10 am - 8:30 pm
Sundays 11 - 7 pm
Tuesdays 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm


Classes


Novice Class

Sundays (12 -1 Pm)

Instructor: Coach Maya

  • This class covers basic principles of Openings and Tactics
  • A tournament follows right after the class (5 rounds of game/30 min; no eliminations)
  • USCF membership is required for the tournament players (may join at site)
  • First class is free for evaluation; if interested to continue, sign up for LACC membership

 

Novice Class

Saturdays (12-1 Pm)

Instructor: Coach Mitch (Class ‘A’)

  • This class covers basic principles of Openings and Tactics
  • A tournament follows right after the class (5 rounds of game/30 min)
  • USCF membership is required for the tournament players (may join at site)
  • First class is free for evaluation; if interested to continue, sign up for LACC membership


Intermediate Class

Saturdays (10:30 - 11:30 am)

Instructor: Master Ruben Ondangan

  • This class covers Basic Opening, Middle game and Endgame principles and basic tactical patterns - players are already familiar with piece movements, castling, en passant, etc.
  • Instructions and supervised play amongst students
  • Whether you are planning to be a casual or tournament player, this class gives you the tools to play a respectable Royal Game
  • First class is free for evaluation; if interested, you may sign up for LACC membership


Advanced Lecture

Tuesday nights (7:30 - 9:30 pm)

Instructor LACC President and USCF Life Senior Master Coach Mick

  • This is an ideal class for players who are already familiar with basic principles of Opening, Middle game, Endgame, and tactics.
  • Although open to all LACC members, this class is best suitable to intermediate players.
  • A few month of attending this class would empower you to play chess at a very competitive (tournament) level
  • First class is free for evaluation; if interested, you may sign up for LACC membership
  • Each month is dedicated to discussing one topic in great depth – as follows:
  • January
  • Pawn Power
  • February
  • Openings
  • March
  • Tactics
  • April
  • World Champions Classics
  • May
  • Position evaluations & Planning
  • June
  • The ‘Ultimate Blunder’
  • July
  • Art of Defense
  • August
  • Art of Attack
  • September
  • Top 10 Openings (W&B)
  • October
  • 5 Middle game Pawn Centers
  • November
  • Tactics
  • December
  • Endings
  • All classes are exclusively for LACC Members
  • Follow up practice sessions after classes offered
  • No RSVP
  • Free refreshments served
  • First session is complimentary


USCF Classifications

  • United States Chess Federation (USCF) Categories
  • Category
  • Rating Range
  • Senior Master
  • 2400+
  • Master
  • 2200-2399
  • Expert
  • 2000-2199
  • Class A
  • 1800-1999
  • Class B
  • 1600-1799
  • Class C
  • 1400-1599
  • Class D
  • 1200-1399
  • Class E
  • 1000-1199
  • Class F
  • 800-999
  • Class G
  • 600-799
  • Class H
  • 400-599
  • Class I
  • 200-399
  • Class J
  • Under 200

 

Club Membership Types PLATINUM (basic+24)  GOLD (basic+12) SILVER (basic+6) BASIC
(1 free annually)
Adult $715 $545 $445 $345/ $225/ 6 mo.
Junior/ Senior $695 $525 $425 $325/ $195/ 6 mo.
Family $1025 $845 $745 $645/ $375 6 mo.
Life $2,375 $2,195 $2,095 $2,000
Family Life $3,875 $3,695 $3,595 $3,500
Membership comparison
10 membership benefits - see club brochure V V V V
BASIC ==> Membership + 1 free tourney       V
SILVER==> Membership + 6 tourneys     V  
GOLD ==> Membership + 12 tourneys   V    
PLATINUM ==> Membership + 24 tourneys V      
Tournament Packages
  LACC members non-members
6 Tournaments $100 (LACC Memb) $160 (LACC Non-Memb)
12 Tournaments $200 (LACC Memb) $310 (LACC Non-Memb)
24 Tournaments $380 (LACC Memb) $600 (LACC Non-Memb)

 

 

  • LACC $1,500-CLUB
  • For $1,500, you can play in any and all the LACC tournaments for a year - $1200 for LACC members.

 

  • 10 LACC MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
  1. FREE attendance to any and all 3 weekly classes
  2. FREE visitation rights ($10 per visit for non-tourney, non-  LACC members)
  3. FREE casual games
  4. FREE first tournament with annual membership
  5. Right to borrow chess books and videos from the library
  6. Discount on EFs and equipment purchases
  7. Q&A in person or via text or email
  8. Play in 10 tournaments and the 11th is FREE
  9. Play for FREE on your birthday!
  10. Renew your USCF membership at discounted rates

 

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Tournaments

After School Program

(310) 795-5710
mick@lachessclub.com

LA Chess Club
11514 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Contact Us
  • 4 blocks West of 405 – SW corner of Santa Monica & Butler
  • 2nd floor (Barrington Bridge& Chess Club)
  • Free BoA and basement parking – from alley by the pharmacy

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