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Save The Date: BCS' 5th Annual Chess Festival!

Join us for live music, delicious food and drink, and plenty of chess games and carnival fun for the entire family, including chess simuls and Bughouse! The 5th Annual BCS Chess Festival is Sunday, May 18th, from 1-5 pm at Berkeley's Hillside School! Come celebrate with us! Entrance fee: $5 per adult, $3 per child. (Free admission for Festival Quads participants)

Get full details and sign up here.

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.

BCS Alum Makes National Master

by BCS Staff on 1/22/14


Longtime BCS student and teacher David Petty recently achieved the prestigious title of National Master. Here he reflects upon his great achievement - and the lessons he's learned along the way.


Read David's interview.

Berkeley Bishop's Qualifier

On November 23rd, the qualifying tournament for our Berkeley Bishops 2014 Team drew over 60 of our top players. The team will play matches against other chess programs and have special practices throughout the year. See our article to read about this fun and exciting event: Bishops Qualifier for 2014 Team

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