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Chess Club @ DUMC

Chess

Chess Club @ DUMC, led by Chess Grand Master, Alonso Zapata, is designed to improve the knowledge, skills and techniques to enhance students' growth in the game of chess. Students receive appropriate instruction based on individual need and skill in an encouraging, structured environment.

NEXT SESSION MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 - FEBRUARY 13.

10 week session- $250.00

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The chess club is open to boys and girls in grades 1-8 with some prior experience. Enrollment Max/ 20 students.

 

Chess Grand Master Alonso Zapata, Chess Club @DUMC Lead Instructor

Dunwoody UMC is pleased to welcome Alonso Zapata, one of the Top 50 Chess Players in the World. Zapata enjoys sharing his love for the game and is excited to work with the children of our community. Zapata brings an illustrious pedigree to the program as one of the few FIDE Senior Trainers worldwide. He is an eight -time Colombian champion who finished second in the World Junior Chess Championship, won the 2016 Georgia State Championship, and has participated 12 times in the Chess Olympiads. http://georgiachessnews.com/2014/06/01/a-gm-in-town/. Zapata's experience working with students in clubs, camps and lessons, coupled with his exceptional resume, provide a coveted opportunity for students in our community to learn and grow in the game of chess.

WHY CHESS?

The benefits of playing chess are numerous. Playing the game of Chess on a regular basis from childhood improves the learning, thinking, analytical power, and decision-making ability of the child. Chess makes the child learn how to strategize aspects of the game and life. Practicing Chess regularly also aids in improving the self-confidence of the child, which is extremely essential for the child's growth.

Sports and Leisure Contact Information

Sports and Leisure Director
Michelle Spitz
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770.394-0675 ext. 137

Sports and Leisure Assistant Director
Debbie Lowrey
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770.394.0675 ext. 135

 

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Worship Times

Contemporary Service
8:45 a.m. Fellowship Hall

Morning Prayer & Communion Service
8:45 a.m. Sanctuary

Traditional Service
11:05 a.m. Sanctuary

Contact Information

Dunwoody UMC
1548 Mt. Vernon Road
Dunwoody, GA. 30338
770-394-0675
770-394-8492 FAX
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