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 2015 Sunday Chess School Apr 12th - May 24th

Twin Cities Chess Club and the Chess Club of Minnesota are offering a Winter 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:
April 12, 19, 26; May, 3, 10, 17, 24
Time:
7 classes: Beginner (standard) 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cost $77 Intermediate 1:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cost $84 Advanced 2:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cost $84

Make checks payable 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
Chess Sundays School Spring 2015

Student's Name______________________________Grade____ School_______________ Parents' Name(s)___________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone: _____________________ Cell phone: ___________________________ Email address: ____________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________ If your child has a medical condition we should know about please, ring TCCC with details. City: _________________________________________ State: _____ Zip: ___________ Select Group and Time ______________________________________________________

Dates:
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - Sunday, May 24, 2015
Location:
Hopkins Pavilion
11000 Excelsior Blvd, #202
Hopkins, MN 55343

Spring 2015 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, April 12th - May 24th 4:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Fee:
$15 per each Sunday Tournament or $70 for all 7 Tournaments
Schedule:
April 12, 19, 26; May, 3, 10, 17, 24

May 24th will be final tournament, awards ceremony, pizza party. Most tournaments will be with time control G35. Twice we will do blitz tournaments. Between rounds students can play casual games, bughouse, or get consultation from chess coaches. 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, April 12, 2015 - Sunday, May 24, 2015
Location:
Hopkins Pavilion
11000 Excelsior Blvd, #202
Hopkins, MN 55343

Spring Chess Tournament for Grades K - 12

When:
Saturday, April 18
Where:
Sun Path Elementary, 2250 17th Ave E, Shakopee
Time:
10 am - 3pm*
Cost:
$25 by April 1/$35 after*

Play is divided into K-3, 4-6 and 7-12. Each participant will play five rounds. Please indicate your child’s grade when registering. *Preregistration preferred, but walk-in registration by 9:30 am on April 18 is accepted. Registration includes pizza and a drink, trophies, medals and other awards Community Education Registration Register online at www.shakopee.k12.mn.us - select Community Education. Questions? Call 952-496-5029

Dates:
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015
Location:
Sun Path Elementary,
2250 17th Ave E, Shakopee

Summer 2015 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:
Maple Grove, Beacon, Instructor: Terry
Aug 03 - 7, 8-12, 12-4, 8-4
Elk River, Handke, Instructor: Terry
Aug 17-21 from 8:00am-12:00pm
Rockford, Reams, Instructor: Terry
Jul 20-24, 9 am-1 pm
Minnetonka, ISLA, Instructor: Terry
Jun 08 - 12
Westonka, Hilltop, Instructor: Terry
Jun 15th 1pm - 4pm
Osseo, Cedar Island, Instructor: Terry
Jun 22 - Jun 25 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Maplewood, New Life, Instructor: Terry
Jun 29 - July 2, 8-4
Lino Lake, Centennial, Instructor: William
Jul 20-24, 9 am-1 pm
Maple Grove, Heritage, Instructor: William
Jul 27th -31st 9-2 p.m
Fridley, Fridley, Instructor: William
Jun 08 - 12.8-12
New Brighton, St Johns, Instructor: William
Jun 29th

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:
Monday, June 01, 2015 - Monday, August 31, 2015
Location:
multiple

Summer 2015 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:
Maple Grove, Beacon $220 full-day/$120 half-day, Instructor: Terry
Aug 03 - 7, 8-12, 12-4, 8-4
Elk River, Handke $140, Instructor: Terry
Aug 17-21 from 8:00am-12:00pm
Rockford, Reams $95, Instructor: Terry
Jul 20-24, 9 am-1 pm
Minnetonka, ISLA $180 full-day/$100 half-day, Instructor: Terry
Jun 08 - 12
Westonka, Hilltop $95, Instructor: Terry
Jun 15th 1pm - 4pm
Osseo, Cedar Island $109, Instructor: Terry
Jun 22 - Jun 25 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Maplewood, New Life $180 full-day/$100 half-day, Instructor: Terry
Jun 29 - July 2, 8-4
Please register at https://www.newlifeacademy.org/calendars/events.aspx?action=ShowEventRegistrationForm&EventId=ee8fbb6a-637f-4733-91d7-7c5fc0b32de3&CurrentModuleId=31&CurrentParentModuleId=30
Lino Lake, Centennial $95, Instructor: William
Jul 20-24, 9 am-1 pm
Minneapolis, Yinghua Academy $100 half-day, Instructor: William
July 20th -31st, 9-12 p.m
Maple Grove, Heritage $180 full-day/$100 half-day, Instructor: William
July 27th -31st 9-2 p.m
Fridley, Fridley $80, Instructor: William
Jun 08 - 12.8-12
New Brighton, St Johns, Instructor: William
Jun 29th

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:
Monday, June 01, 2015 - Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Location:
Hopkins

Chess Camp in Hopkins Pavilion (Aug 10th - 14th)

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 $230.00 Section B: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm $140.00 Section C: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm $140.00 (Students staying for section A will need to bring a lunch and beverage. Snacks provided.) Make checks payable by August 5th (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 2015

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 10, 2015 - Friday, August 14, 2015
Location:
Hopkins Pavilion
11000 Excelsior Blvd, #202
Hopkins, MN 55343