• BAC Elite Team
    Saturday 9AM - 11AM

    Head Coach: GM Cristian Chirila (14471712)
    Co-Coach: GM Daniel Naroditsky (12892910)

    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: IM Faik Aleskerov & GM Zviad Izoria


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

    Head Coaches: IM Faik Aleskerov & GM Zviad Izoria

    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. 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: under 1000-1100
    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.

    2018 Schedule

    2018 Schedule of team-meetings

    Month
    Team Meeting
    Dates
    Total
    # of Classes
    Team Building
    Events - Free
    Jan
    x, 13, 20, 27 3
    19
    Feb
    3, 10, x, 24 3
    16
    Mar
    3, 10, 17
    24 (only for First & Intermediate Teams), x
    3 or 4
    16
    Apr
    x, 14, 21, 28 3
    20
    May
    x, 12, 19, x 2
    25
    Jun
    9, 23 2
    17
    Jul
    7 1
    21
    Aug
    11 1
    25


    List of tournaments BAC team members are encouraged to attend in 2018
    and the "off weekends" are designed around these tournaments:
    if class is falling on these tournament dates, we encourage team members
    to take a 1/2pt bye in the tournament to attend the class.

    Mar 23/24-25 IM Walter Shipman Memorial Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    Apr 27/28-29 GM Mammedyarov Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    May 26/27-28 Best of the West Championship (www.bayareachess.com/bestwest)
    June 22/23-24 GM Walter Browne Memorial Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    July 13/14-15 43rd People's Tournament (www.bayareachess.com/peoples)
    July 27/28-29 GM Mamedov Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    Sept 1/2-3 CalChess State Championship -- organized by Berkeley Chess - link will come as published
    Sept 21/22-23 GM George Koltanowski Memorial Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    Oct 19/20-21 IM Emory Tate Memorial Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)
    Nov 23/24-25 CA Warfare Championship (www.bayareachess.com/tg)
    Dec 14/15-16 GM Daniel Naroditsky Championship (www.bayareachess.com/champs)

    Team Fees, Policies & FAQ

    Monthly Team Fees
    Elite: $150/month
    A-team, Intermediate, First team: $150/month
    The fee is non-discountable. This means no Basic, Gold or Platinum pass membership can be applied to the fee.


    Click here to pay for your place in any Team.:
    www.bayareachess.com/my/team


    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 athosphere and attendance can be on an ad-hoc basis by purchasing a drop-in fee. Teams need commitments and consistent attendance, and will be focues 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?

    Open House & other events


    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

 

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