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Fall 2022 Virtual Classes

All Classes meet on-line via Zoom and

Arbor Chess Offers Afterschool/evening classes starting first week of October

Summer Classes in progress.  Remaining classes are:

Tuesday Evening Int/Adv class meets Aug. 16 & 30 (5:15-6:45pm)

Thursday Morning Variants class meets Aug. 11 & Aug. 18 (11am-12:15pm)

You may still join either class at pro-rated amount, email

Fall Tuesday Evening
Chess Class
Meets Tuesdays
5:15-6:45pm eastern (4:15-5:45 central)
October 4 thru December 13

This class will be geared towards more experienced players.  

Instructor:  Mr. Garrison

$179 by Sept. 30 ($199 after)

Tuesday Evenings 5:15-6:45 Eastern Time


October 4 through December 13  (class does not meet November 15 or 22) (nine meetings)

Fall Wednesday Afternoon
Chess Class
Meets Wednesdays
4:30-6pm eastern
October 5 thru December 14

This class is open to all students who are familiar with forks and pins.  Otherwise all levels and ages are welcome!

Students will learn various opening ideas and endgame techniques, while exploring grandmaster games and more

Instructor:  Mr. Garrison

$179 by Sept. 30 ($199 after)

Wednesdays 4:30-6pm Eastern Time


October 5 through December 14  (class does not meet November 16 or 23) (nine meetings)

Fall Friday Afternoon
Beginning Level
Chess Class
Meets Fridays 
4:30-5:45pm eastern
October 7 thru December 9

This class is open to all students who are mostly familiar with how the pieces move. 

(click here to learn interactively:  chess basics)

Students will learn basic tactics (forks, pins, and more), basic endgame technique, and opening concepts.   Students will learn how to calculate!

Open to ages 5 and older (or with instructor permission)

Instructor:  Mr. Garrison

$179 by Sept. 30 ($199 after)

Fridays 4:30-5:45pm Eastern Time


October 7 through December 9  (class does not meet November 18 or 25) (eight meetings)



How Classes are Structured:

  • Every scheduled class day will be a mix of entertaining instruction and tournament play.

  • All chess classes will focus on traditional chess, however, students will learn and practice other variants as well (such as crazyouse, atomic chess, etc.)

  • Instructor Candidate Master Ray Garrison


  • Each student will need their own device and a good internet connection.  Each student will need a free account at 

  • We also recommend each device have a camera but this is not a requirement.

  • Knowledge Requirements:  For chess classes, all students should know the basic rules.  If your child is a true beginner, please email and I will send you some links for interactive turorials designed to easily teach children the basic rules of chess.  (For Chinese/Japanese Chess class, students should be familiar with traditional chess, but they do not need to know the rules of Chinese/Japanese Chess)

  • Virtual Class/Camp Cancellation policy:  Sorry, no refunds (credits are possible)