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

Spring 2014 Sunday Chess School Mar 23rd - Jun 1st

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:
March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11, 18; June 1
Time:
Beginner (Novice) 12:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Intermediate 1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Advanced 3:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Cost: $108 (for 9 sessions) Make checks payable to “Twin Cities Chess Club” and send with the registration form no later than March 20th (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 Spring 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, March 23, 2014 - Sunday, June 01, 2014
Location:
Hopkins Pavilion
11000 Excelsior Blvd, #202
Hopkins, MN 55343

Spring 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, March 23rd - June 1st, 2014 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fee:
$10 per session or $80 for all tournaments
Schedule:
March 23, 30, Tournaments G30 3 rounds; April 6, 13, 27 3 rounds Tournaments G30, blitz tournaments May 4, 11, 18 RR and Blitz Tournaments June 1st final Tournament, Pizza party, award ceremony

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 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, March 23, 2014 - Sunday, June 01, 2014
Location:
Hopkins Pavilion
11000 Excelsior Blvd, #202
Hopkins, MN 55343

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.
Sample of the Daily Schedule:
8:00-8:15 Check-in 8:15-9:45 Morning class 9:45-10:30 Break and 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
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 June 9-13 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)
Maple Grove, Cedar Island $99 by May 9/$105 after, Instructor: Terry
June 23-26 (Mon-Thu) from 1-4 pm
Rockford, REAMS, 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 (by May 15th $10 off), Instructor: Igor Rybakov
June June 9-12 9am–4pm (full day)/9am–12:30pm or 12:30pm–4pm (half day)
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)
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