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Snow storms closed schools on Wed. Feb. 7 and Friday Feb. 9.  Also, Lawton classes were cancelled again due to power outage on March 2.  Classes that meet on those days will be pushed back one week, below dates have been adjusted to reflect these changes.

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Ray Garrison teaches many chess classes during the school year.  You may register on-line below for Go Like The Wind and Honey Creek, the other classes are handled directly by the schools or the Ann Arbor Rec and Ed Department. (see below)

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Chess Tactics Workbook:  Mr. Garrison strongly recommends that every student purchase the Chess Tactics Workbook.  Every week, Mr. Garrison will assign one or two pages from the workbook, and the student should do the puzzles, bring the book to class each week and then they will earn prizes.  You may purchase a workbook by clicking the following button and Mr. Garrison will bring the workbook to the next class meeting.  The cost for the Chess Tactics Workbook is $20 including sales tax.   Click here to add a workbook to your shopping cart:

name of student?
which chess class?

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(Tuesdays)
Go Like The Wind Chess Class

NOTE:  GLTW chess will NOT meet on May 8 (this is a change)

Spring 2018:This will be a 6 week session of chess classes.   The first class will be Tuesday, April 10, and the last class is Tuesday, May 22, there is no class on May 8.   The cost per student is $119 for all 6 classes.   New students are welcome to join. New students should add $20 for a workbook.  (see link above)  Students will learn basic tactics and checkmating patterns, opening strategies and basic endings.    There will a practice tournament the last few weeks of class.  Open to all students (no experience is necessary). Class Time:   3:20 pm.  until 4:30 pm  

Students's Full Name
Grade in School

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(Wednesdays)
Daycroft
Chess Class:  (at the Zeeb Road location) 

Winter/Spring 2018:   This will be a 15-week session of chess classes beginning Wednesday, January 17 and ending Wednesday, May 16.  There is no class on February 14, March 21, or March 28.  The cost per student is $299 for all classes.   New students are welcome to join. New students should add $20 for a workbook.  (see link above)  Students will learn basic tactics and checkmating patterns, opening strategies and basic endings.    There will a practice tournament the last few weeks of class.  Open to all students (no experience is necessary)    Class Time:   Wednesdays 3:30 pm.  until 4:30pm.  To Register for the Daycroft class, contact Laura Hogan at Daycroft, her contact info is  laurah@daycroft.org or 734-662-3335.

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(Thursdays)

Honey Creek Chess Class:


Spring 2018
:   This will be a 7-week session of chess classes. The first session will be Thursday, April 5.  The last class will be Thursday, May 17.   The cost per student is $129 for all 7 classes. Open to beginners and advanced students.  New students should add $20 for a workbook.  (see link above)  Open to Kindergarten and older. 

 Class Time:   Wednesdays 3:30 pm.  until 4:30pm. 

School Grade in Fall
Name of Student
Date of Birth

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Ann Arbor Rec and Ed Classes, SPRING "Late Winter 2018":
(classes begin April 2)

Note:  These are "Spring" classes, but they appear in the Winter Rec and Ed catalog

Instructor:  Ray Garrison

Mr. Garrison offers morning classes at King, Bach and Thurston.  He offers afterschool classes at STEAM at Northside and Lawton.  He also offers several evening classes.  You must register with the Ann Arbor Rec and Ed department.  You may register by phone 734-994-2300.  You may also register on-line via the Rec and Ed website.  You may view the current catalog by visiting the Rec and Ed website http://reced.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced.home/catalog__registration_form  


Spring ("Late Winter")  2018 Morning Classes:   (morning classes meet from 7:55am until 8:55am)

    King Elementary, Int/Adv, Tuesdays, Multi-Purpose Room, April 3 through May 15.  No class May 8
         
    Bach Elementary, Beg/Int, Thursdays, Media Center, April 5 through May10

    Thurston Elementary, Beg/Int, Fridays, MediaCenter, April 13 through May 18

Spring ("Late Winter")  2018 After School Classes

    Beginning/Intermediate: MONDAYS 3:30pm-4:30pm, STEAM @ NORTHSIDE Media Center, April 2-May 7

   Beginning/Intermediate:  FRIDAYS 408pm-520pm, LAWTON Media Center, April 20 through May 18.  PLEASE NOTE adjusted start/end times.  This is a five week class with longer class periods.

Spring ("Late Winter")  2018 Evening Classes:

Intermediate:  TUESDAYS 5:30-6:30pm, KING Media Center,
April 3 through May 15.  No class May 8

Advanced:  TUESDAYS 7:00-8:15pm, THURSTON Multi-Purpose Room,
April 3 through May 15.  No class May 8
 
 Intermediate/Advanced: FRIDAYS 5:30-7pm, LAWTON Media Center, April 20 through May 18.  PLEASE NOTE adjusted start/end times.  This is a five week class with longer class periods.

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Ann Arbor Rec and Ed Classes, Spring "Late Winter 2018":
(classes begin April 2)

Note:  These are "Spring" classes, but they appear in the Winter Rec and Ed catalog

Instructor:  Mr. O

Mr. O offers after school classes at Abbot, Mitchell, Logan, Pattengill and Eberwhite.  Mr. O has worked at Mr. Garrison's Summer camps for many years.   You must register with the Ann Arbor Rec and Ed department.  You may register by phone 734-994-2300.  You may also register on-line via the Rec and Ed website.  You may view the current catalog by visiting the Rec and Ed website http://reced.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced.home/catalog__registration_form  

Spring ("Late Winter")  2018 After School Classes

    Beginning/Intermediate: MONDAYS 4-5pm, ABBOT Art Room, April 2-May 7

    Beginning/Intermediate: TUESDAYS 4-5pm,  EBERWHITE Media Center,  April 3 through May 15.  No class May 8

    Beginning/Intermediate: WEDNESDAYS 4-5pm, LOGAN Art Room, April 11-May 16

    Beginning/Intermediate: THURSDAYS 4-5pm, PATTENGILL Media Center, April 5 through May10

Spring ("Late Winter")  2018 Evening Classes:

Beginning Level 1:  TUESDAYS 5:30-6:30pm, KING Media Center, April 3 through May 15.  No class May 8

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Rec and Ed class descriptions:

Beginning Level 1: Grades K-6. No experience is necessary. Students will
learn opening strategies and important ending techniques and will be introduced to the basic tactics (fork, pin, discovery).

Beginning Level 2: Grades K-8. Students learn how to attack the king, how to use combinations, defensive ideas and more tactics and endings. Students are introduced to chess clocks and scorekeeping.

Beginning/Intermediate: Grades K-8. For students with little or no experience in chess. Students
are introduced to the basic history of chess, opening principles, tactics, basic endgame techniques, and tournament preparedness.

Intermediate: Grades K-9. For students who are familiar with forks,
pins, discovery and understand checkmate. Students are prepared
for tournament play and learn some of the finer points of chess.

Intermediate/Advanced: Grades K-9. For students who are familiar
with forks, pins, discovery and understand checkmate. Players review
Grandmaster chess games and continue to work on tactics and
endings.

Advanced: Grades K-9. This class is for truly advanced players.
Students should have a USCF rating. Students will learn how to
analyze games and will learn the finer points of chess opening theory. Students will learn how to study chess for self-improvement.

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