After School Chess

PS 41’s popular after school chess program (3-4:30pm) has three sessions per school year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). The program is open to all levels of players and is available to current PS41 students only.

Register online HERE
Or, if you prefer to download a registration form to submit in person, click HERE

Make checks payable to NY Chess Fund and write your child’s name in the memo line. Payments must be dropped off in the PS 41 Main Office (Room 109) in an envelope marked “Jeremy Scheinbach/PS 41 After School Chess.” Scholarships are available for those who qualify. If you have any questions, email Jeremy Scheinbach at ps41chess@gmail.com.

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Grades PK-1 on Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4:30pm
Children will receive instruction and supervised game play. Instruction will include piece movement, pawn promotion, castling, basic opening strategies, basic checkmate patterns, master games analysis, and basic tactics (pins, forks, discoveries). Teachers will stress good sportsmanship and respect for the game and other players. Students of all levels of play are welcome. Students can register for either day or both.

Grades 2-5 on Thursdays 3-4:30pm
Children will receive instruction and supervised game play. Instruction will include basic and advanced opening strategies, multiple checkmate patterns, endgame play, master game analysis, and basic and advanced tactics (pins, forks, discoveries, deflections). Teachers will stress good sportsmanship and respect for the game and other players. Students of all levels of play are welcome.

Advanced Chess on Mondays 3-4:30pm
Children will receive instruction and supervised game play. Instruction will include advanced opening theory, positional evaluation, master game analysis, and advanced tactics. Teachers will stress good sportsmanship and respect for the game and other players. For students rated USCF 1000+ only.

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FALL 2018 SCHEDULE AND RATES

Mondays: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, and 12/10
(11 sessions) $220

Wednesdays: 9/12, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19
(14 sessions) $280

Thursdays: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, and 12/20
(13 sessions) $260

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Make sure to notify your child’s teacher that he/she will be coming to chess.  All classes will be held at PS 41 from 3-4:30.  After school chess registration takes place in September, December, and April. Late registrants are welcome based on availability and will be a charged a pro-rated fee. Note that a separate extended day option (after 4:30pm) is available in conjunction with the “YMCA at PS 41” after school program: families will need to sign up with both PS 41 After School Chess program and the McBurney YMCA program.