Twin Cities

Twin Cities Chess Club

Chess Club

Twin Cities Chess Club

Twin Cities Chess Club (TCCC) is an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of today's chess students. It was started in an effort to foster better relationships between existing chess coaches and the students taking their classes. We feel that not enough connections are being made between the two groups.

Do you like chess and are proud of it? Then we suggest you stop on by and share your story or tell us how we could help you to improve. We are planning to organize weekly meetings and tournaments for school age students and would like to learn about your interest and opinion.

For more questions about our club please call Irina at 952.457.4800 or email at tcchessclub@gmail.com

About Us

Twin Cities Chess Club was founded in 2009 by Irina Rybakova and her brother Igor. Igor Rybakov is a professional chess coach and checkers National Grandmaster and International Master. He has coached in chess clubs throughout Minnesota and instructed over 4000 chess and checkers players so far.

Our team currently consists of twelve professional chess instructors who have coached in over fifty schools in elementary and middle schools in and around the Twin Cities area. Many of these schools have after school classes, while some also have classes before school.

We teach in Minneapolis, Hopkins, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Maple Grove, Blane, New Brighton, Shoreview, Buffalo, Big Lake, Hanover, Elk River, Montrose, Hastings, Maplewood, Woodbury, St. Paul, Forest Lake, Lino Lakes.

We also have classes every Sunday in Hopkins Pavilion, host summer chess camps, and offer private lessons to those interested.

All Upcoming Club Events

For completed tournaments, chess camps and classes click here: Completed Events

Summer 2014 Chess Camps

This is an excellent opportunity to develop better Chess Skills in the summer! In addition to playing chess in a relaxed, friendly setting, campers will also get to play a variety of other enjoyable board games, puzzles and sport activities.
What to expect:Game plays, lectures, tournaments, bughouse, blitz tournaments and physical recreation. Participants: Chess players grades K-8. Players will be divided by skill level.
TCCC Summer Chess Camps Locations/Dates/Times:
Elk River, Handke $59, Instructor: William
June 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22 9am-12pm
Elk River, Handke $85, Instructor: William
July 14, 15, 16, 17 4pm-5pm
Lino Lakes, Rice Lake Centennial $95, Instructor: William
Monday - Friday, July 28-August 1, 9am-1pm
Maplewood, Harambee $55
June 9, June 16, June 23, July 7, July 14, July 21 (No School June 30) 4pm-5pm
Maple Grove, Heritage $180 full day/$100 half day, Instructor: Terry
June 9-13 8am–4pm (full day)/8am–12pm or 12pm–4pm (half day)
Maple Grove, Cedar Island $105, Instructor: Terry
June 23-26 (Mon-Thu) from 1-4 pm
Maple Grove, Beacon $190 full day/$110 half day, Instructor: Terry
Jul 14-18 8am–4pm (full day)/8am–12pm or 12pm–4pm (half day)
Maple Grove, Heritage $180 full day/$100 half day, Instructor: Terry
Aug 11-15 8am–4pm (full day)/8am–12pm or 12pm–4pm (half day)
Rockford, REAMS, $109, Instructor: Terry
June 23-26 (Mon-Thu) from 9am-12pm
Shakopee, Sun Path $50 by June 6/$60 after, Instructor: Terry
Aug 5, 6 1pm-4pm
Shakopee, Sun Path $99 by June 6/$109 after, Instructor: Terry
June 16, 17, 18, 19 12pm-4pm
Minneapolis, Minnehaha $255 full day/$155 half day, Instructor: Igor Rybakov
August 5-9 8:30am–4pm (full day)/8:30am–12pm or 12:30pm–4pm (half day)
Shoreview, $200 full day/$130 half day, Instructor: Igor Rybakov
June 9-12 9am–4pm (full day)/9am–12:30pm or 12:30pm–4pm (half day)
Maplewood MS, $40, June 16-19(11am-12pm)
Oakdale, Skyview, $40, July 14-17(11:30am-12:30pm)
Hopkins, Hopkins Pavilion August 11-15
Section A: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm $220.00 Section B: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm $130.00 Section C: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm $130.00 (see next section below for more details)

Daily Schedule Sample: 8:00-8:15 Check-in 12:00-1:15 Afternoon class with practice games 8:15-9:45 Morning class with practice games 9:45-10:30 Break, outdoor games 10:30-11:30 Tournament 11:30-12:00 Drop off/pick up and lunch break for full-day participants 12:00-1:15 Afternoon class with practice games 1:15-2:00 Break, outdoor games 2:00-3:00 Tournament 3:00-4:00 Afternoon class, fun games 3:45-4:00 Pick up*** All schools except Beacon and Heritage please register through the school Community Education or Office For Beacon and Heritage - Please mail the registration form along with the check payable to: "Twin Cities Chess Club" 1502 5th St. N., #204, Hopkins, MN 55305 Questions? Please contact us at: tcchessclub@gmail.com / 952.212.7999 / 952.457.4800

Dates:
Sunday, June 01, 2014 - Monday, September 01, 2014
Location:
Hopkins

Chess Camp in Hopkins Pavilion (Aug 11th - 15th)

This is an excellent opportunity to develop better Chess Skills in summer!
In addition to playing chess in a relaxed, friendly setting, campers will also get to play a variety of other enjoyable board games, puzzles and sport activities.
What to expect:
Game plays, lectures, tournaments, bughouse, blitz tournaments and physical recreation.
Participants:
Chess players ages 5 - 16. Players will be divided by skill level.
Where:
Hopkins Pavilion, 11000 Excelsior Blvd, Hopkins, MN 55343, 2nd floor
Taught by professional chess coaches:
Tim Lee – Chess coach of many US champions and finalists Igor Rybakov – Named the best chess coach of MN in 2010 Pat Lavone - experienced chess coach, whose teams achieved highest results in various US Championships Section A: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm $220.00 Section B: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm $130.00 Section C: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm $130.00 (Students staying for section A will need to bring a lunch and beverage. Snacks provided.) Make checks payable by August 10th (late fee $10) to "Twin Cities Chess Club" and send with the registration form to: Twin Cities Chess Club 1502 5th St. N #204 Hopkins MN 55305 For any questions please email to igorchess@gmail.com or call (952)212-7999 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Registration Form
TCCC Summer Chess Camp 2014

Student's Name______________________________Grade____ School_______________ Parents' Name(s)___________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone: _____________________ Cell phone: __________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________ City: _________________________________________ State: _____ Zip: ___________ Select Group and Time______________________________________________________ Email address: _____________________________________ Circle one: Section A B C I hereby release, absolve, and hold harmless Twin Cities Chess Club, it's employees, and agents from any damage resulting from injury incurred by me or my child while participating in the above mentioned programs. I understand Twin Cities Chess Club assumes no responsibility before, during or after the program. Signed: _____________________________________________________________

Dates:
Monday, August 11, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014
Location:
Hopkins Pavilion
11000 Excelsior Blvd, #202
Hopkins, MN 55343

Fall 2014 Sunday Chess School Oct 5th - Dec 7th

Twin Cities Chess Club and the Chess Club of Minnesota are offering a Spring Sunday Chess School at Hopkins Pavilion. It will be taught by Igor Rybakov, the USCF-rated tournament chess player who was named the best Chess Coach of Minnesota, chess master Tim Lee who is the Chess Coach of many US champions and finalists; chess master Tatyana Zitserman who was a member of women US team, and other chess coaches.

Where:
Hopkins Pavilion, 11000 Excelsior Blvd, #202, Hopkins, MN 55343
When:
Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec. 7
Time:
Beginner (Novice) 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cost $110 Intermediate 1:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cost $120 Advanced 2:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cost $120

Make checks payable to “Twin Cities Chess Club” and send with the registration form no later than October 1st (late fee $10) to: Twin Cities Chess Club 1502 5th St. N #204, Hopkins MN 55305 For any questions please email to igorchess@gmail.com or call (952) 212-7999 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Registration Form
Chess Sundays School Fall 2014

Student's Name______________________________Grade____ School_______________ Parents' Name(s)___________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone: _____________________ Cell phone: ___________________________ Email address: ____________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________ City: _________________________________________ State: _____ Zip: ___________ Select Group and Time ______________________________________________________

Dates:
Sunday, October 05, 2014 - Sunday, December 07, 2014
Location:
Hopkins Pavilion
11000 Excelsior Blvd, #202
Hopkins, MN 55343

Fall 2014 Sunday’s Chess Tournaments

Sunday's Chess Tournaments (for chess players all levels and ages)

Where:
Hopkins Pavilion, 11000 Excelsior Blvd, #202, Hopkins, MN 55343
When:
Sundays, October 5th - December 7th - 4:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Fee:
$15 per each Sunday Tournament or $100 for all 10 Tournaments
Schedule:
October 5, 12, 19, 26 free round Tournaments; November 2, 9, 16 G45 Tournaments, November 23, 30 G60+G15

December 7th final blitz tournament, Awards ceremony, Pizza party. Make checks payable to “Twin Cities Chess Club” and sent registration form to: Twin Cities Chess Club 1502 5th St. N #204 Hopkins MN 55305 or pay at the door For any questions please email to igorchess@gmail.com or call (952)212-7999 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Registration Form

Child's Name_________________________________Grade____ School_______________ Parents' Name(s)___________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone: _____________________ Cell phone: __________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________ City: _________________________________________ State: _____ Zip: ___________ Email address: ___________________________________________________________ I hereby release, absolve, and hold harmless The Twin Cities Chess Club, its employees, and agents from any damage resulting from injury incurred by me or my child while participating in the above mentioned programs. I understand The Twin Cities Chess Club assumes no responsibility before, during or after the program. Signed: _______________________________________________________________

Dates:
Sunday, October 05, 2014 - Sunday, December 07, 2014
Location:
Hopkins Pavilion
11000 Excelsior Blvd, #202
Hopkins, MN 55343

Round Robin Chess Tournament #26

Hopkins Pavilion, Sunday, December 14th, 2014 A fun way for students of all ages to learn and improve their chess skills! Organized and run by Twin Cities Chess Club. Chess tournament is the next arena where young chess players can test their skills. Chess tournaments are not only competitions, but social events as well. Children will meet peers with a similar love for the game.

When:
Sunday, December 14th, 2014, 10 am - 4:00 pm
Where:
Hopkins Pavilion, 11000 Excelsior Blvd, Hopkins, MN 55343, (2nd fl.)
Who:
Grades K-12
Fee:
$25 pre-registration (confirm by email igorchess@gmail.com no later than December 10th, 6 pm) / $35 at the door

Make checks payable to “Twin Cities Chess Club” and send registration form to: Twin Cities Chess Club 1502 5th St. N #204 Hopkins MN 55305 For any questions please email to igorchess@gmail.com or call (952)212-7999 Players grouped by rating/age/experience level with 6-8 participants in each group. Every student will receive either trophy or medal based on performance.

Pizza and beverages will be provided!
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Registration Form Round Robin #26

Child's Name_________________________________Grade____ School_______________ Parents' Name(s)___________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone: _____________________ Cell phone: __________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________ City: _________________________________________ State: _____ Zip: ___________ Email address: ___________________________________________________________ I hereby release, absolve, and hold harmless The Twin Cities Chess Club, its employees, and agents from any damage resulting from injury incurred by me or my child while participating in the above mentioned programs. I understand The Twin Cities Chess Club assumes no responsibility before, during or after the program. Signed: _______________________________________________________________

Dates:
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - Sunday, December 14, 2014
Location:
Hopkins Pavilion
11000 Excelsior Blvd, #202
Hopkins, MN 55343

Winter Break Chess Camp (Dec 29th - 30th)

Winter Break Chess Camp. Monday - Tuesday, December 29th - 30th, 2014. For Kids 5-16. HOPKINS PAVILION 11000 Excelsior Blvd, Hopkins, MN 55343 952.212.7999 igorchess@gmail.com Twin cities Chess Club and the Chess Club of Minnesota are offering Winter Break Chess Camp at the Hopkins Pavilion. It will be taught by Igor Rybakov, the USCF-rated tournament chess player who was named the Best Chess Coach of Minnesota in 2010, Chess Master Tim Lee who is the chess coach of many US champions and finalists, Master Pat Lavone, whose teams achieved highest results in US finals.

Where:
Hopkins Pavilion, 11000 Excelsior Blvd, Room 202, Hopkins, MN 55343
When:
Monday - Tuesday, December 29th - 30th, 2014
Program Selection:
Full Day: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, $90 (Please bring lunch/drink, snacks are provided) Morning Session: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, $50 Afternoon Session: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm, $50
Please make checks payable to the "Twin Cities Chess Club" and mail to:
Twin Cities Chess Club 1502 5th St. N., #204, Hopkins, MN 55305

PLEASE FILL OUT A SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH PARTICIPANT. FILL IN FORM COMPLETELY. Student's Name_________________________________Grade________ Age__________ Parent(s)' Name____________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone: _____________________ Emergency Phone: _____________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________ City: _________________________________________ State: _____ Zip: ___________ Email address: ____________________________________________________________ Signature acknowledges acceptance of waiver and is required for participation. *PARENT/GUARDIAN AGREEMENT: I, the parent/guardian of the registrant, a minor, agree that the registrant and I will abide by the rules of the Hopkins Pavilion. I hereby release, absolve and hold harmless the City of Hopkins, the Hopkins Pavilion and Twin Cities Chess Club, it’s employees, and agents from any damage resulting from injury incurred by me or my child while participating in the above mentioned programs. I understand the Hopkins Pavilion and its affiliates assume no responsibility before, during or after the program. Parent Signature: _______________________________________________________

Dates:
Monday, December 29, 2014 - Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Location:
Hopkins Pavilion
11000 Excelsior Blvd, #202
Hopkins, MN 55343