Why Excel with Chess?

What sets us apart from other Chess Vendors:

  • We guarantee a minimum of 2 or more coaches at every program
  • Students are split into multiple groups based on skill level
  • We handout weekly homework puzzle sheets for students to practice at home
  • Parents receive email updates summarizing lessons taught in clubs
  • We track every students in-class tournament games
  • All students receive a chess club T-Shirt
  • Our instructors are dedicated full time chess educators

Our Services

We are dedicated to serving the Lake Washington School District, Bellevue School District, and Issaquah School District through in-person chess education.

Chess Tournaments

We offer 3 State Qualifier tournaments each year. One in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. This year's tournaments are scheduled for February 10 and April 6. Students need to score 3 points or more out of 5 games in order to qualify for the WA State Elementary Championships.

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Summer Camps

We will be hosting chess camps throughout the summer, and each camp week will include multiple groups based on skill level. We offer Full day Chess or Chess plus Lego Building. Summer Camps are offered from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday at the Pine Lake Community Center in Sammamish.

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School Clubs

We have experience teaching chess at over 100 elementary schools and pre-schools, including some students as young as 4 years old. We have experience coaching all levels, ranging from learning how to move chess pieces to students who have placed first in the Washington State Elementary Chess Championship.

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Online Classes

We offer specialty online group classes throughout the year. Most of these classes are for more advanced students looking to improve their tournament skills. Lessons are 1 hour long and taught through Zoom and Lichess.org.

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About Us

Professional Chess Instruction Since 2009

  • We have taught Chess Clubs at over 100 Schools
  • We guarantee 2+ Coaches at every program
  • Extensive experience teaching chess for ages 5-12
  • Levels taught range from absolute beginner to State Champions
  • We have multiple coaches in the top 100 players in WA State
  • Currently serve over 600 students per week in school clubs