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Spring Chess Classes end Tuesday, May 30. 

Fall Chess Classes will  begin the week of Oct. 2 (Daycroft will begin in mid September).  Please check back in mid June for update fall schedule of chess classes.

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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 $16 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


Spring 2017:  This will be a 5-week session of chess classes.  The first class is Tuesday, April 25, the last class is May 30.  Class does not meet on May 2

 

The cost per student is $99 for all 5 classes.  Open to all students age five and older.  No experience is required. 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 2017:   This will be a 15-week session of chess classes beginning Wednesday, January 18 and ending Wednesday, May 17.  There is no class on February 22, April 5 or April 12.  The cost per student is $289 for all classes.   New students are welcome to join. New students should add $16 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 2017
  This will be an 5-week session of chess classes. The first class will be Thursday, April 13.  The last class will be Thursday, May 18.  Class will not meet on April 27. The cost per student is $95 for all 5 classes. Open to beginners and advanced students.  New students should add $16 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 2017":
(classes begin the week of April 17)
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 2017 Morning Classes:   (morning classes meet from 7:45am until 8:45am)

    King Elementary, Int/Adv, Tuesdays, Multi-Purpose Room, April 18-May 30, no class on May 2
         
    Bach Elementary, Beg/Int, Thursdays, Media Center, April 20-May 25

    Thurston Elementary, Beg/Int, Fridays, MediaCenter, April 21-May 26

Spring 2017 After School Classes

    Beginning/Intermediate: MONDAYS 3:10pm-4:10pm, STEAM @ NORTHSIDE Media Center, April 17-May 22

   Beginning/Intermediate:  FRIDAYS 4pm-5pm, LAWTON Media Center, April 21-May 26

Spring 2017 Evening Classes:

Beginning Level 2:  TUESDAYS 5:15-6:30pm, KING Multi-Purpose Room, April 18-May 30, no class on May 2

Advanced:  TUESDAYS 7:00-8:15pm, THURSTON Multi-Purpose Room, April 18-May 30, no class on May 2
 
 Intermediate/Advanced: FRIDAYS 5:05-6:20pm, LAWTON Media Center, April 21-May 26

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Ann Arbor Rec and Ed Classes, "Spring 2017":
(classes begin the week of April 17)
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
2017 After School
Classes


    Beginning/Intermediate: MONDAYS 4-5pm, ABBOT Art Room, April 17-May 22

    Beginning/Intermediate: TUESDAYS 4-5pm,  EBERWHITE Media Center,  April 18-May 30, no class on May 2

    Beginning/Intermediate: WEDNESDAYS 4-5pm, LOGAN Art Room, April 19-May 24

    Beginning/Intermediate: THURSDAYS 4-5pm, PATTENGILL Media Center, April 20-May 25

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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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