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Congratulations from Berkeley Chess School to BCS Instructor Uyanga Byambaa for recently attaining the title of National Master!
Great Job!
Read about the tournament that brought her over the master rating here!

Thank you Gm Ashley

Berkeley Chess School thanks Grandmaster Maurice Ashley and Millionaire Chess for their generous donation of one entry to the upcoming spectacular Millionaire Chess Tournament , the highest stakes open chess tournament in history.
Congratulations goes to BCS Instructor William Bodnar who won the entry into the auction. We wish him the best of luck. As William said, he only has to win one game against the highest rated player in his section to win the bonus prize of $1000! The tournament will take place in Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, October 9-13

Summer Camp
Are you looking for a summer chess camp that offers CHALLENGE, EXCITEMENT, THE CHANCE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS, and FUN? The Berkeley Chess School summer chess camp is it!

The program includes chess instruction at multiple levels, suitable for all ages K-12. Emphasis is on the joy of the game but with a serious eye to the student's progress. New material will be presented each week of camp.
Sign up for the whole summer at our Berkeley Camp, or for select weeks (full and half days).
To view our satellite camp locations, please go to http://www.berkeleychessschool.org/pages/show/25

All Girls Tournament 2014

Our annual Berkeley Chess School All Girls Tournament was held on January 18th at Hillside School in Berkeley with 30 of our students participating. Elizabeth Shaughnessy, BCS Founder and President, and Uyanga Byambaa, FIDE Master and BCS Instructor, hosted the festivities. See our article to read more about this fun and exciting event.
Bcs Annual All Girls Tournament 2014

BCS Whiz Kids Compete at Elite World Tournament


BCS students Callaghan McCarty-Snead and Josiah Stearman took on the world in chess - and came back with lasting friendships. Learn about their amazing journey to the United Arab Emirates to compete in the 2013 World Youth Chess Championship: Read the full story here.

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