THE KINGS AND QUEENS CHESS CLUB

DO-RE-MI CHESS CLUB
93A South Livingston Avenue
Livingston, NJ
973-758-1500            

USCF ID: H6040918
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xpires: 2018-08-31                        

Please REGISTER for any Chess Tournament online. You can pay online as well.

         MONTHLY QUAD TOURNAMENTS

          12/16/17, 2/17/18, 3/17/18, 5/19/18, 6/16/18

We introduce Monthly Quads to give children an opportunity to play between our Scholasti Tournaments (below)  and a chance to boost their rating.
The Monthly Quads is a 4-player, all-play-all, 3 round tournament that will be held every 3rd Saturday of every month at 4pm at our school, except for January and April when we have Scholastic Tournaments.  4 kids of similar rating range form a quad and as such we can have as many quads as possible.  Players unrated to 1400 can register. 
Pre-registration is advised as we can only determine participation when we have a certain amount registered and schedule accordingly. Please email info@doremi-nj.com with your child's name, age and rating.
Registration is $15. All kids gets prizes in forms of chess books, magazines, softwares and other chess training materials including free tournament entry.
A confirmation will be sent to participants by 9 pm on the night before the tournament.


SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENTS


1/21/2018 AND 4/22/2018


SECTIONS
Rookies: Unrated section for Pre-K - 8 (4 rounds, no clock)
Novice: K-1: U500 (4 rounds, G/30)
Junior: K-8: U700 (4 rounds, G/45)
Primary: K-8: U1000 (4 rounds, G/45)
Reserve: K-8: U1300 (4 rounds, G/45)

ENTRY FEE
$30 early bird registration through 12/23
$35 online registration (12/24-1/20)
$40 on-site registration
$5 discount for all Do-Re-Mi students

ROUND TIMES
Reserve, Primary, Juniors start at 9:45am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 3:15pm.
Novice and Rookies start at 10am. 
If all players have finished early we will try and start the next round earlier.

All chess pieces, board, score sheets and pencils will be provided. Please bring a chess clock if you have one. If neither player has a clock, one will be used for the end of game at the tournament directors discretion.

TROPHIES

Will be given based on registration for each section.

 

2017-2018 PROGRAM

Introductory/Beginner: 1st year
Open to all beginners with little or no experience.

Beginner-2: 2nd year
To enter Beginner-2 class, students are expected to know the names and movements of all the pieces as well as their position on the chessboard. They should have an understanding of chess language and chess notation and should be able to complete two move checkmate puzzles. The beginner level covers the end game (basic checkmates, pawn promotion, drawing positions etc.), openings and middle games, and basic strategies (forks, pins, skewers, deflections and sacrifice. After explanation and demonstration, additional problems (within the same topic), and later games from actual tournaments, are analyzed. Each lesson is concluded by a game. Students' progress is tracked by recording their results. Handouts with the lesson outline are given when each new topic is introduced. Homework typically includes several problems. Links to relevant Internet sites will be offered.

Intermediate
To enter Intermediate class, students are expected to be familiar with concepts covered at the Beginner class. They should have knowledge of popular chess openings, strategies and tactics as well as fluency in solving up to three move chess puzzles. Students should also be familiar with frequent endgames such as king and pawn endings, king and queen endings and king and rook endings. Students who show aptitude and make a good progress are recommended to join USCF so they could participate in rated tournaments.

Competitive 
To be qualified for a competitive class, a student should have a minimum rating of 1200.

Schedule

Monday (93A South Livingston Ave; 2nd floor)

Intermediate 1: 4:00-5:00 
Beginner 1: 5:00-6:00

Beginner 2: 6:00-7:00
Intermediate 1: 7:00-8:00

Saturday (113 South Livingston Ave)

Beginner 1: 9:00-10:00
Beginner 2: 10:00-11:00
Intermediate 2: 11:00-12:00
Intermediate1: 12:00-1:00
1:00-4:00 Reserved for Private Lessons

 Private lessons: subject to time availability.