How do we go from beginner to master?

It is our Enterprising Program

Below is a brief overview of the 7 stages

FUNdamental Novice Level
  • Ages 4 and up
  • Learn Fundamentals in fun environment
Emerging Next Level
  • Rating level above 500
  • Small group classes
Enterprising 1000 Level
  • Enterprising league
  • Challenge Play events
Junior Coach Level
  • Special tournament training
  • Higher level analysis
Sophisticated Expert Level
  • Expert training
  • Expert circle
Youth Coach Level
  • Volunteer work
  • FMCA Coach
Master Level

Our Classes Feature

  • 2 Master Coaches on hand
  • Opening Middle and Endgame Analysis
  • Challenge Play
  • Analysis of matches played
  • Preparation for State and National Championships

Location: NEMA, 123 Muller Rd., Burlington, MA 01803

Schedule July – October 2022

Saturday Next Level Challenge Play Classes

Live at NEMA

Time 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Jul 9, 16, 23, 30
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
Sep 10, 17, 24
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

FUNdamental Class

  • Ages 4 and up.
  • Master classes for both beginners and talented young students for 45 minutes.
  • 2 locations to choose.
  • 2 coaches on hand at each location.
  • Masks recommended.

July – October 2022 Schedule

Location: NEMA, 123 Muller Rd., Burlington, MA 01803

Saturday Schedule – 3:00-3:45 PM and 3:45-4:30 PM

Jul 9, 16, 23, 30
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
Sep 10, 17, 24
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Fundamental Memberships

  • Monthly recurring autopay required.
  • Classes are non-transferable to the next month.
  • 2nd child discount

4 classes | $100

6 classes | $140

8 classes | $175

Drop In Rate: $35.00

Choose a Schedule

September New Customer Special Offer: 6 classes for $99.00

Drop In Rate

FMCA Remote Friday Night League

  • FMCA club on
  • Teams of 4
  • Master analysis following matches

Fee: $100.00/month

FUNdamental Class
in Ashland

  • Ages 4 and up.
  • Master classes for both beginners and talented young students for 45 minutes.
  • 2 coaches on hand.
  • Masks recommended.

Location: 30 Main St., Ashland, MA 01721

Sunday Schedule – 3:00-3:45 PM and 3:45-4:30 PM

September – October 2022 Schedule

Sep 11, 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

4 classes | $100
6 classes | $140
8 classes | $175
(2nd child discount)

Choose One

2022 Summer Live Week Program

During this summer session, we will cover all three important parts of the game: opening, middle and endgame. There will be team games on big chess board, outside activities, chess art, mini in-house tournament, T-shirts, trophies, medals, prizes and surprises for all.

  • Master Coach instruction
  • Tournament
  • Prizes
  • Outside activities
  • Various fun chess games

Location: NEMA; 123 Muller Rd., Burlington, MA 01803

Mon-Fri, July 11-15 (full & half day options)

Mon-Fri, July 18-22 (full & half day options)

Mon-Fri, Aug 1-5 (half day option: 9am-12pm only)

Full day 9am-4pm
Half day 9am-12pm; or 1-4pm

Cost: $450 full day | $250 half day
Second child discount available.

Spacious Rooms.
Bring your own (nut free) lunch.

Register for July 11-15 in Burlington

July 11-15 Options

Register for July 18-22 in Burlington

July 18-22 Options

August 1-5 in Burlington (half day; 9am-12pm only)

August 1-5 Options

Areas We Are Presently Coaching

Lexington, MA

Burlington, MA

Wellesley, MA

Weston, MA

Ashland, MA

Hopkinton, MA

We have a huge impact in the Lexington Massachusetts area. We have taught at most of the elementary schools in Lexington, MA. We recently coached the Joseph Estabrook Elementary School to the State Championship in 2019. This was the last time the Championship was held due to the pandemic. We now have the outstanding director, Brian Estabrook, of the afterschool Lextended program at Bowman Elementary in Lexington, MA, on our coaching team.

Private Lessons

Private Coaching is invaluable to the success of a chess student.  All of the best players in the world have received some kind of private coaching.  If you’re serious about chess, DO NOT overlook this opportunity.  You can expect faster development because our curriculum will teach you the following:

  • To develop the fundamentals of Chess by using the Contact Method
  • Pinpoint key Opening and Endgame fundamental skills
  • Improve the visualization and logic skills through specific patterns of thinking
  • Analyze your games with specific objective of pinpointing strengths and weaknesses
  • Improve in all phases of the game and learn to think like a Chess Master
  • Positional strategic and tactical thinking to bring your mind in line with the masters mind

It gets better…we also offer online coaching if you want to work with us, but are not our neighbor

We will coach online and let you know exactly what you need to set up for success.  The key is, we meet you where you are.

Private Lessons

1 child $40.00 for 30 minutes
2 siblings $50.00 for 30 minutes

Private Lesson Options