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  • Bay Area Chess Teams

    Scheduled SATURDAYS

    A-Team, Intermediate and First Teams @ the BAC Chess Center
    Address: 2050 Concourse Drive Suite #42, San Jose, CA 95131 (map)


    First/Intermediate Team in Palo Alto @ Unitarian Universalist Church at Palo Alto
    Address: 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (map)

    General flyer for the BAC Teams

    HAVE TO BE DONE THROUGH https://enrichment.bayareachess.com/BACTEAMS

  • Fees & Policies

    Welcome to BAC Teams!

    Please read and acknowledge  BAC TEAM FEES AND POLICIES

    BAC Team Classes are held monthly throughout the school year, September through May, and include 3 trraining sessions per month. Team classes may be offered through the Summer (June - August).

    Flat Monthly Team Fee: $130/month. The BAC Team classes fee is a flat fee, which covers 3 classes a month and is payable monthly through https://enrichment.bayareachess.com/BACTEAMS
    There are NO prorates for missed classes.

    Team Fee includes:
    - 2 hours of training with the team and Titled Chess Coach (total of 6 hours of training time)
    - email communication follow-ups during the week by request with Team Coaches regarding problems & solutions, personalized questions. Please email to enrich@bayareachess.com with any BAC Team related question and we will forward it to your Team Coach if applicable


    BAC A-TEAM ONLY: Open for the players of ALL AGES, who are rated USCF 1500+
    Please email to enrich@bayareachess.com with any questions

    Registration is through the BAC Enrichment webpage  https://enrichment.bayareachess.com/BACTEAMS
    Online Registration to the Team classes will open on Sundays after the 3rd class each month

    On-Site registration to the Team classes is allowed on a first class of each month. NO Cash Payments please if registering on-site, CHECKS ONLY with the student’s name on the check and parent email written in the memo.

    BAC TEAM Class Rosters
    are completed by the first class of the month and used for a check-in for each student. If the student is NOT on the roster, such student will not be allowed to the class, unless the parent has arranged with us check payment on-site.
    Please contact enrich@bayareachess.com with any question

    Cancellation, Class Make-Ups and Pro-Rate Policy:
    Cancellations are not allowed. Whether your child chooses to attend just one, two or three classes on a selected month, the price is the same.
    - There are NO Trial Classes.
    - There are NO make ups for missed classes.
    - There are NO prorates.

    - Sick Team Member Policy: if the Team Member has been sick throughout more than ONE Team class, we will request an official doctor’s note, and may consider to credit the monthly fee amount towards the next month. There are no prorates for one missed Team class due to sickness.


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

    Q: Can we try out the class? Do you offer a first try-out class?
    A: No, we do not offer try-out classes. You can register your child for 1 month , and if your child decides to not continue, you simply do not register your child for the next month.

    Q: What is expected from the Team members?
    A: Consistent attendance and team commitment. Also recommended to spend 10+ hours/week on chess at home.

    Q: Is there a maximum number of team members for each team?
    A: We provide a second coach if the number of Team members in the Team is larger than 12.

    Questions? Please email enrich@bayareachess.com

    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.

    Important Notes:
    Remember to please register early for events, as many of our weekend events fill up.

    Absolutely NO NUTS and NO FOOD SHARING Policy in all BAC Programs