Instructors

Participation in any session assumes a complete knowledge of the moves and rules of the game.  If help is needed in this regard please visit the website:  http://www.chesskids.com and watch the video and do the introductory lessons there.

Certified ACA Instructors can be found at: http://www.albertachess.org/Instruction.html

Current instructors also include:


Angelo Tolentino
2009 & 2010 - Chess Coach of Calgary Elementary School Team Chess Champion (St. Vincent de Paul)

2011 - Chess Coach of Alberta National Scholastic Chess Team (Third Place - Canadian Chess Challenge)
2012 &2013 - Chess Coach of Calgary Elementary School Team Chess Champion (St. Jerome School)
2014 - Chess Coach of Calgary Junior High School Team Chess Champion (St. Elizabeth Seton)

Chess Coach of Alberta Junior High School Team Champion (St. Elizabeth Seton)
Chess Coach of Most Alberta Chess Champions in Calgary

Calgary Junior Chess Club - Vice President
Canadian National Expert - CFC Rating = 2032


Dan Kazmaier
I’ve been playing competitive chess since 2001, with a CFC rating peak at 2336.

Through the years I’ve loved the experience of meeting new people in new places – playing across Canada and a few times in the States/Europe has expanded my worldview and given me international tournament exposure. Some of my most memorable tournaments is winning the WCN Juniors in Las Vegas (2004), and Grade 12 Nationals in New Brunswick (2006).

I started Chess4Kids in 2010 to tutor local juniors and direct a 1-week chess camp for three consecutive summers. I’m very proud of their progress, including one who won the national Gold Award in the 2011 Elaine Howie Fund.

Practically, I think the learning process goes beyond improving opening/middlegame/endgame patterns, so lesson plans incorporate affirming the student and improving his or her approach to playing a game under different tournament situations. Apart from both of us enjoying the royal game, homework is assigned based on a student’s goals and desire for improvement.

I’m taking in new students (adults and juniors) in fall 2015. If you’d like to inquire about lesson rates and packages, please contact me at dan.kazmaier@gmail.com


FM Alex Yam
FIDE Master (FM) 2015
Alberta chess champion 2014
Run the chess camps for kids 2012-2010

8 years of experience as chess instructor

Email:  backgammer@gmail.com
Phone:  (403) 829-3008


Gary Ng 

I started playing chess at the age of 10 when a few kids were playing at school but refused to teach me the moves and said I was “too stupid” to play. This sparked my interest so I asked my mother to buy me a chess set and I learned the rules from the instructions that came with it. I went back to school and started beating all the other kids and never looked back. I started to compete in provincial, national, and international youth tournaments and quickly became one of the top junior players in Canada. At age 16, I won the Nova Scotia Closed (youngest ever) and the Canadian Under-18 Championships.

I was quite inactive in playing chess while focusing more on teaching chess, running youth chess events, and acted as president of the university chess club while studying engineering. Since the move to Alberta in 2012 for work, I’ve been more active in playing chess and have really enjoyed the tournaments and competition in Alberta.


Frank Kluytmans
A meeting with either a youth or adult student will include a goal setting session and evaluation test in order to find out where you want to go with the lessons as well as your foundation of knowledge.  I think this will help in you getting the knowledge you need in order to play an enjoyable game of chess.  This first session is free and included in your lesson package.

Lesson packages are available in groups of 3, 5 and 10 sessions.  Sessions will cover topics such as position evaluation and move selection, practice in the use of tactics, and analysis of your games where possible.
My rates are $35/hour for players (adults, juniors and seniors).

School instruction is $25/hour per student participant with a minimum of 8 people in the class plus the purchase of the 5 session package.
My highest CFC rating has been 2059.

For more information contact me via email at:  fekluytmans@gmail.com or phone at: (403) 999-2092.


Roy Yearwood
A meeting with either a youth or adult student will include a goal setting session and evaluation test  in order to find out where you want to go with the lessons as well as your foundation of knowledge.  I think that this will help in you in getting the knowledge you need in order to play an enjoyable game of chess.  This session is free and included in your lesson package. Lesson packages are available in groups of 3, 5 and 10 sessions. Sessions will cover topics such as position evaluation and move selection, practice in the use of tactics, analysis of your games where possible. My rates are $30/hr. for adults, $20/hr. for youth (under 18 ) School instruction $15/hr. per student participant with a min. of 8 participants in the class and the purchase of the 5 session package.
For more information please contact Roy via email at:  roy1nc6@gmail.com or phone at: 403 830 4640


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