Beginner Chess Classes

Improve critical thinking, problem solving, and mathematical and reading ability

Learn the elements and strategies of chess

Enjoy the game for recreational purposed or to enter chess as a competitive sport with opportunities to compete in scholastic and United States Chess Federation competition

Become acquainted with the basic elements of the game, how pieces move, rules of capture, basic combinations, elementary strategy, and checkmate

Who: Students age 8-15 years old

When: TBA

Cost: $30 Members $45 Nonmembers


Volunteer Instructor: Dr. Joseph L. Graves Jr, Associate Dean for Research, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, North Carolina A&T State University and UNC Greensboro. Dr. Graves is an internationally known scientist and a life-long chess player and instructor. He is a rated United States Chess Federation Player with over 500 wins in competitive tournaments in his career.


Questions? Contact Dr. Graves at 336.285.2858 between 10 AM and 5 PM on Mondays