Berkeley Chess School Would like to Congratulate NM Michael Lei Wang on Achieving the rank of US National Master! NM Michael Lei Wang is also currently the Grade Level High School State Champion, as well as the current Berkeley Chess Club Champion! We at Berkeley Chess School couldn't be more proud of Michael and his [...]

October 11th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments


Congratulations from Berkeley Chess School to BCS Instructor Uyanga Byambaa for recently attaining the title of National Master! Great Job! […]

October 11th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments


The Berkeley Chess School congratulates BCS student Josiah Stearman for recently attaining the title of National Master before his 11th birthday! His hard work and determination paid off. Josiah has earned the title at an earlier age than any other BCS student in its 33 years of existence. Well done! […]

October 11th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Berkeley Bishop’s Qualifier

Congratulations to all who attended our Qualifying tournament on Saturday, you are now officially on our Berkeley Bishops team! Alumni of the Berkeley Bishops includes Grand Master Sam Shankland, International Master David Pruess, FIDE Master Andy Lee, and Master David Petty. Competition was fierce, with many of our top players participating. After the four rounds, [...]

October 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

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. Our annual [...]

October 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Berkeley students shine at Super States!

Adrian Kondakov took the K-3 Champion section by Storm! scoring a remarkable 5/6 going undefeated! Adrian only conceded two draws both of which was to higher rated players. This was enough to secure First Place on Tie breakers. Adrian is now the K-3 State champion! Special mention to Christopher Seo who placed 7th, as well [...]

October 10th, 2014|Blog, News|0 Comments

BCS Whiz Kids Compete at Elite World Tournament

Two East Bay children, 7 and 10, take on the world in chess - and come back with lasting friendships Berkeley, January 30, 2014 -- While most of their classmates were preparing to enjoy the holidays stateside, two top-rated young Berkeley Chess School students and their mothers were busy planning the journey of a lifetime: [...]

February 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

BCS Alum Makes National Master

At a USCF-rated chess tournament in Rochester, New York last November, BCS alumnus and former chess teacher David Petty quietly achieved a lifetime goal: the prestigious title of National Master. David, who started chess at Kensington Elementary at the age of six, recently shared some of the challenges he's encountered on the way to his [...]

January 22nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments
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