Bay Area Chess (4th - 8th grade)

BayAreaChess combines fun and learning while promoting a team spirit where everyone helps each other to succeed and improve. Our chess program will cover the very basics for new students to the game and we can challenge experienced players with more advanced concepts. Students will have the opportunity to learn the moves of the pieces, opening strategy, tactics, checkmates and endgame play. Students will also learn valuable life skills through chess, such as winning and losing with grace, sportsmanship, planning and team spirit. Our mission is to transform and enrich the lives of students through chess.


Day/Time: Thursdays, 3:20 – 4:20pm

Class Dates: September 19 – December 5

No Class: Nov 14th, Nov 28th

Number of Classes: 10

Location: TBD

Class Size: 8 – 24 students

Class Fee: $235

Instructor: Matt LeForce Phone: 408-409-6596 or 831-431-0153 Email:

For any questions or to report an absence please contact the instructor.

Las Lomitas League Contact: Jenn Hipple at


BayAreaChess’s Motto is:Transforming Lives Through Chess

BayAreaChess leadership, staff, coaches and volunteers are working hard everyday to fulfill this motto and mission.

BayAreachess’ original official mission is:BayAreaChess provides everyone with enjoyable activities that develop intellectual, mathematical, analytical, visual, and personal skills.