Hello Learners Chess Parents and Friends!

Happy November! We hope you and your kids had a great Halloween!

Below, find information about:
  • Our upcoming chess camps (Election day, Veteran's day, the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and our winter break chess camps). 
  • Our upcoming chess tournaments and bug house tournaments, (November 20th, Team tournaments on Dec. 3rd and 4th) 
  • Ways to support Learners Chess including shopping online and/or ordering chess equipment!
  • Registration for our Spring 2017 programs is NOW OPEN!

-Coach Victor Lopez

Who: All chess Learners (beginners to advanced players) are welcome!

When: Half days (8:30am-noon or 1pm-4:30pm) of Full days (8:30am-4:30pm) with before and after care available! 

  • November Single Days:
    • Nov. 8th (Election Day),
    • Nov. 11th (Veteran's Day),
    • Nov. 21st, and/or 22nd (parent teacher conferences right before Thanksgiving).  
  • Winter Break Single Days:
    • December 19th-23rd
    • December 27th-30th
    • January 3rd 

Cost: Sign up early to get the best price! Full day prices range from $32 per day to $45 per day and half days range from $18 to $30 per day, depending on how early you sign up! Also 10% off for siblings and 10% off for multiple days!

Where: Our headquarters at 532 Adams NE, Albuquerque (near Washington and Lomas). 

    November 20th
Chess and/or Bughouse Tournament!
Come check out our headquarters location with 23 other chess players for an afternoon of chess and/or an early evening of  bughouse !
  • This will be our second tournament directed by former Learners students and current renowned New Mexico chess player, coach, and director, Willow LeTard!
  • Tournament Trophies awarded to the top fishing players and bughosue teams!
  • Chess is from 1:25-4:30pm (usually ends early). Games are USCF rated, sign up for membership at uschess.org. Clocks are set for 25 minutes with a 5 second delay. Notation required for 3rd grade and up.
  • Bughouse is 4:30-5:30pm
  • We have similar early bird discounts for chess tournaments as for single day chess camps!
  Chess Practice Online!
Learn and Brush Up on The Basics
Here is a link to easy interactive chess exercises for your kids to learn or brush up on the basics .

Both these links come from the free and open sourced chess website, lichess.org. The site is free and has no ads. You can create an account for free and set it to "kid mode" for your kids to play on without you having to constantly monitor.
Support Learners Chess!
Get your Holiday Shopping Started and Support Learners Chess!
  • Shop on AmazonSmile! Use this link to make any purchase you would normally make on amazon and amazon smile will donate 1% of your purchase to Learners Chess Academy!

  • Order Chess Equipment! If you are shopping for chess equipment, you can use this link to purchase any chess equipment at a very reasonable price from wholesale chess (sponsors of Learners Without Borders!) and 10% of your purchase will be credited to our account!

  • Go Solar! If you are interested in going solar, you can use this link to schedule a free consultation and if you end up going solar, Learners Chess will receive a $200 donation!

  • Designate Vaya Verde dba Learners Chess Academy as a recipient in your work place giving campaign through United Way
  • Or make a donation to support our need-based scholarship fund and other charitable projects such as Learners Without Borders and the Central NM Team Chess League!
Central NM Team Chess League Regional Tournaments!

For those of your kids in our current after school programs, here is the link with information and registration for our early December regional team tournaments. 

Registration for these tournaments is free! 

Participants will help their chess team win a trophy for their school and may also win an individual medal!
Registration for Spring 2017
Before/ After School Programs is

We will start our Spring 2017 programs on the Thursday after the MLK Holiday. Some of our Fall 2016 programs that will still need a few club meetings to get up to 12 total will meet in the first couple of weeks of January. 
Register by December 9th and use coupon code " spring2017early" and get $5 off!

Some of your kids are already registered and paid for our Spring 2017 before/after school programs. If this is true for you, you will soon receive an email confirming that registration. 

Learners Chess students practicing mindfulness.
Thank you for reading and staying connected!

Coach Victor Lopez
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