Fall Online Chess Clubs – Registration is now available!

We are very happy to announce that we have our full online schedule up for the Fall. 

Live Online Weekly Chess Classes are available at Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Elite+ Levels, starting September 12.

Our Fall program schedule can be found here:

Choose the Right Level for your Child


New to chess

In Playful Pawns, children with zero knowledge of chess learn to name the pieces and move them about the board.

In Rookie Rooks, children who already know the pieces learn rules, basic tactics, and how to play the game to checkmate.


Foundational skills

In Noble Knights, students will progress through several 8-week terms of instruction, each term building upon the last, until they graduate the level with a notable improvement in knowledge and skill. 



Deeper analysis

In Future Masters, students add to their foundational knowledge of chess a more sophisticated understanding of the strategic and tactical elements of play from opening gambits to practical endgames. Much of their learning takes place through applying chess concepts to the analysis of instructive top-level games.

Elite +

Competition training

In the Elite clubs, more serious players train to compete in junior tournaments. The courses consist of extended 2-hour classes which include advanced chess lessons, tournament games, and other interactive learning activities.

New Structure for Intermediate Classes

Some of you may have already noticed that there has been a bit of a program overhaul for this Fall, mainly at the Noble Knights (Intermediate) level which has now been separated into 4 distinct sub-levels to better suit your child’s needs.

Noble Knights 1: Safe development

Noble Knights 2: Elementary checkmates

Noble Knights 3: Attacks

Noble Knights 4: Position

Generally, if your child has taken one Noble Knights session with us, they will be ready for any of Noble Knights 2, 3 or 4 – ideally these are taken in sequential order, however taking them in a different order will have minimal impact on their progression.

If you are looking for a particular instructor, the instructor’s name can be found on the registration page for any given class.

Brand new to CIC?

If you’re a returning student, and you’re not sure what level to join, your child’s former CIC instructor is the best one to determine their level. If you contact us at admin@chessinstitute.ca, we’d be happy to reach out for a recommendation.

But if you’re brand new to CIC, the best place to start off is with a FREE EVALUATION session. You and your child will meet one of our CIC instructors, have a chance to check out the format and the platform we use, and we’ll help you find the best place to start.

Need help?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions about our new sub-levels, or can’t find a program or instructor that you’re looking for.

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