Transforming Lives Through Chess!
We are here to help!
Volunteer Options with BAC!
Bay Area Chess is a proud affiliate of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Students grade 9 and above may officially help us at Camps, Clubs, Classes and Tournaments to satisfy volunteer-hour requisites or just to give back, all while qualifying for bonus awards and special recognition.
Join us on Chess.com and Support Bay Area Chess!
Many of our students 'grow out' of Chesskid.com (after ~age 13+ or rating 1600+). We want to help make the transition to Chess.com, the world's #1 site for live games, as seamless as possible. Join us via our affiliate link below and play in our Club of over 14,000 players!
Note: Chess.com has live, active chat, while Chesskid.com maintains a safer, enclosed environment.
Lunch-Time Chess Programs - Help us Spread the Joy!
We know that not every school can have an afterschool Chess program and not every family could afford it if they did. As the leading non-profit chess provider, BAC can host a weekly open-play chess option during the lunch hour at your school where ALL students can be exposed to chess for supervised open-play, at no cost to families.
Put us in touch with your school administrators if you would like to explore this option further, If you or your business would like to personally sponsor a lunch-program, please reach out to us directly!
Don't Forget about our WEEKLY Drop-in Chess Clubs
(come any weekend you wish!) in Palo Alto, San Jose, Cupertino, Fremont, and Santa Clara.
Labor Day Special!
The Santa Clara Club (Monday nights, 5:30-7:00) WILL be open on Labor Day, 9/4
and all that attend will receive a free BONUS prize: USCF Notation Scorebook!