Wilton

DIG Chess group classes in Wilton, Summer 2024!

 

The DIG Chess Team consists of motivated players who practice weekly and participate in competitive chess tournaments! Every student who has joined our team has significantly improved their rating/chess skills by end of each season.

We have 3 groups for chess team:
 
Determination (beginner, US Chess Rating between 100-400)
 
Integrity (intermediate, US Chess Rating between 400-700)
 
Regional (advanced US Chess Rating between 700+)
 
We have different locations to fit your schedule and level, please check out under locations tab above.
 

Class Schedule:

DIG Chess Team Wilton at Comstock Community Center (180 School Rd Wilton, CT): 

Thursday:   
5-6pm Determination/Integrity Level IN PERSON Each player will have a lesson plan worksheet to follow along

 

 

Friday:                                           5-6pm Determination/Integrity Level IN PERSON Each player will have a lesson plan worksheet to follow along

We practice at one of the 4 community rooms. We switch rooms weekly.

Please click a link below and choose DIG Chess option to sign up,

https://secure.rec1.com/CT/wilton-parks-and-recreation-ct/catalog 

What makes the DIG Chess group classes Unique?

  • Quality coaches that make the lessons fun.
  • All coaches follow the DIG Chess Lesson plan based on each level. Each lesson plan covers one specific topic so that the students can grasp the concept and remember it.
  • Students are given chess worksheets to work on during class.
  • Each student can join the DIG Chess Team Challenge/$25. There are two teams, Team Bishops or Team Knights. The students are split evenly so that both teams have similar level players. Students obtain points for their team in many different ways. Here are some ways that students can earn points: 1 point by playing a 10 minutes game on Chess.com, 2 points by watching a chess video on YouTube and emailing a coach what they learned, 3 points for competing in a rated chess tournament, 4 points for increasing his or hers chess.com or USCF rating by 100 points and 5 points for teaching a lesson to a DIG class.
  • Students have the opportunity to volunteer to coach kids that don’t have the means to pay for chess coaching. The DIG Chess Team has many free chess classes in underprivileged locations.
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    Shusa Deng – Joshua’s Mom – Weston, CT

    Dig chess is great! All the coaches are very knowledgeable, encouraging, and fun to work with. My son loves to learn chess there!

      Yulia Coggin – Paul’s mom – Easton CT

      My experience with DIG Elite team has been wonderful. My son Paul, 9 years old has been receiving outstanding chess learning experience. The coaches are very dedicated to provide top chess knowledge and personalized support. There have been very easy communication between parents and coaches, all questions have been answered fast and professionally. Paul looks forward to each chess lesson to improve his skills, get socially engaged with other players and build teamwork experience. Paul has been enthusiastic about his progress since he joined DIG Elite team. DIG Elite team has been teaching every angle that definitely helps him to better his performance. Chess is #1 favorite activity for Paul and that would not be achieved without help from DIG Elite team coaches. In conclusion, I strongly believe that the chess learning experience Paul received at DIG Elite team has been awesome and continues to be!

        Rachel Solomon – Harrison’s Mom – Westport, CT

        My son expressed an interest in chess and DIG came highly recommended. After the winter session, he has shown much improvement and equally important feels part of the team. Jithu is a wonderful coach who runs a nice comprehensive program. Highly recommend it to anyone asking.

        DIG Chess Director

        Coach Jithu has competed in many national and international chess tournaments. His USCF Rating is 1976 and at one point, he crossed over 2000. He knows how to train chess players and bring them to the next level while also making the game fun. Jithu gives personalized instruction the students and parents about which tournaments are a good fit for each player, helping them to enjoy chess no matter winning or losing. Due to his great work, Jithu was selected as the 2021 DIG Coach of the Year.

        DIG Chess Team Accomplishments

        DIG Chess Team players participate in many tournaments.

        Here are a few of our Elite player’s big achievements:

          Cody Wu is ranked 84th in the United States for 8 year old boys with a US Chess rating of 1204. He is ranked #1 in Connecticut. In less than a year, his rating went from 317 to 1204.

            Adaora Enu is ranked 81st in the United States for 8 year old girls with a US Chess rating of 425. She is ranked #1 in Connecticut. In less than a year, her rating went from 107 to 425.

              Jithya Sajeevan is ranked 83rd in the United States for 14 year old girls. As a 13 year old, she placed 1st in the 2022 Foxwoods Open and won a $1000 cash prize. Her US Chess rating is 1173. When she started with DIG, her rating was 360.

                Sebastian Lopez has a US Chess rating of 1509. In 2022 as a 7th grader, Sebastian won more than $3,000 in cash prizes at various chess tournaments around the Northeast region. At that 2022 Foxwoods Open (U1400 section), he placed 2nd and won a $1500 cash prize. Sebastian was featured on News 12 for his rapid chess development. Sebastian also voluntarily taught students at the Bridgeport Library. Because of his great performances and giving back to the community, Sebastian was selected as the 2022 DIG Player of the Year.

                  Adi Mital won the 7th Grade CT State Championship and years later, he won the 11th Grade CT State Championship. Adi also voluntarily taught students at the South Norwalk Library. Because of his great performances and giving back to the community, Adi was selected as the 2019 DIG Player of the Year.

                    Sebastian Deliz has a US Chess rating of 1084. As a 5th grader, he placed 2nd in the Bridgeport Open Chess Tournament (U1250 section) and won a $225.00 cash prize and qualified to play in a round-robin blitz championship with MVL (Current World Blitz Champion).

                      Paul Coggin tied for 1st in the 2023 CT State Championship in the Elementary School Section.

                      10% referral is available

                      Refer a friend to join the DIG Chess Team and get 10% off your next session! You can tell them that they can try one group class for free to see if they like it and when they sign up for a package, you will get 10% credit for the your child’s next season! If you get multiple new kids to join, then we will continue to add 10% for each new kid!

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