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Thu, Apr 25



Funky Owls Chess at Woodside Montessori (2024-3)

These classes are only open to current students of Woodside Montessori. Appropriate for kids with zero experience as well as kids that already play chess. To partake in the New Start Classes, kids need: to be capable to sit for a 30-min lesson; recognize their alphabet A-H and numbers 1-8.

Funky Owls Chess at Woodside Montessori (2024-3)
Funky Owls Chess at Woodside Montessori (2024-3)

Time & Location

Apr 25, 2024, 3:30 PM – Jun 06, 2024, 5:30 PM

Millis, 350 Village St, Millis, MA 02054, USA

About the Event

The Funky Owls Chess Club at Woodside Montessori

Chess club is open to all current Woodside students. Club members will be grouped into levels and receive 30-min. instructional sessions with and additional 1-1.5hrs to practice the lessons as well as free play chess games. Younger students can be picked up earlier during their practice session.

The structure of the program is as follows:

3:30-4:00 Preschool & New-Starts (for ZERO or nearly zero experience)

4:00-4:30 Newbies (some experience, but lacking strategy -- aside from "to checkmate", knows most of the rules)

4:30-5:00 Juniors (knows all the rules -- en passant, stalemate, checkmate, all rules governing caslting, aware of some ways to determine a draw)

5:00-5:30 Mates Class. This class is elective and free for those enrolled in Newbies and Juniors. It is free for New-Starts, but they will not be able to join class until they have learned all the pieces. This class can also be stand-alone for those who are not in the above classes. This class will focus on learning basic checkmate patterns, and end game concepts.

Before instruction sessions, club members can play chess freely until called to the instruction area. After instructions, they will go back to the play area to practice their lessons. Once done with the practice, they may freely challenge each other to a game.

Depending on the interest in this first run of the club, the future may include instruction time for Advanced Junior level players. But all levels are invited to join the fun!


  • 1-Day Drop-in

    Drop in for the day! Keep in mind that once classes have begun, I cannot go back. But you can sit in a lower class to catch up. You're welcome to sit through any class. But let me know approximately what you think you are (New Start, Newbies, Juniors, or more (Mates class is for all levels).

    +$0.50 service fee
  • New-Start Chess

    For those who are completely new to chess. Appropriate for those will minimal knowledge of the game.

    +$3.13 service fee
  • Newbies Chess

    Appropriate for those who know how to move the pieces, capture, and maybe know how to checkmate. This class teaches maneuvers, coordination, and intro to pawn structure.

    +$3.13 service fee
  • Juniors Chess

    Appropriate for those who know how to move, capture, checkmate, and most of the rules of chess. This class will develop chess skills including opening objectives, basic tactics, and intro/review of pawn structure basics, and better piece coordination.

    +$3.13 service fee
  • Mates Class - addon

    This class is open to Newbies and Juniors. It focuses on basic checkmate patterns, and end game concepts. Only FREE for those enrolled in: New-Start (when appropriate for this level), Newbies, or Juniors.

  • Mates Class - only

    This class is open to Newbies and Juniors levels. New-Start level will have to wait until it is appropriate for them. Otherwise, open to all levels. It focuses on basic checkmate patterns, and end game concepts.

    +$3.13 service fee



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