Chess Club

Timber Trail Elementary Chess Club

  • NEW lessons written by 5-time and reigning CO State Champion Lior Lapid 
  • PALS students/teams won the CO Scholastic Championship from 2014-2020
  • Our kid-approved chess and life lessons are funny, friendly, and lots of FUN! 
  • Critical thinking: planning ahead, pattern recognition, and problem-solving.
  • Character-building: sportsmanship, teamwork, and learning from mistakes.

WHEN: Fridays before school from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. January 27th through May 5th.

WHO: Grades K-5; no experience required. Students paired by age and level.

WHAT: Calling all budding Kings and Queens to one of Colorado’s premier chess programs! With new lessons for returning students, our creative curriculum brings humor, stories, and "chessercizes" to help students apply lessons on and off the board. Chess education has been shown to help kids improve logic, math, and reading comprehension skills. Students calculate options and evaluate consequences, learning to overcome obstacles and practice visualization techniques to think ahead. Whether playing in our scholastic tourneys or with family and friends, kids love learning with PALS because we make chess FUN!

TUITION: $168 for the Winter/Spring session (12 weeks) Register online at

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