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Founded by NM Ian Harris, RedBandit Chess is a company providing a variety of chess related services, including private classes/lessons, school programs, and tournament services.  

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Coaching

Private classes or lessons are typically held online using Zoom.  In some cases lessons can be held in-person.  Adult only classes that run for 6-8 weeks at a time run periodically throughout the year. 

Prices:

1-on-1 Private Lessons: $100/hour

Group Classes: Rates Vary


*A convenience fee may apply to in-person lessons

**Cancellation Policy:  No charge for lessons cancelled at least one day in advance.  50% charge for same day cancellations.  No show lessons will be charged the full price for the lesson. 

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Scholastic Programs

RedBandit Chess seeks to partner with schools, libraries and other community organizations to bring the many benefits of chess to their students.  Over the years NM Ian Harris has worked with dozens of organizations and thousands of students.  Programs include instructional and play time, and can be customized to the needs of the organization.  RedBandit Chess in-person scholastic classes are available in Fairfield County, CT.  

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Events & Tournaments

Partner with RedBandit Chess to run a smooth and high class scholastic or open tournament!  
 

Qualifications:

  • Senior TD (USCF Certified)

  • Over 570 tournaments directed including multiple state championships

  • DGT Board Expert

Upcoming Affiliated Events

2022 CT State Championships
Saturday, Dec. 3

NECA 54
Sunday, Dec. 11

Norwalk Knights Winter Championship
Saturday, Dec. 17

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Basic TD Service includes: 

  • Providing all necessary equipment for generating and posting pairings/results.  

  • Monitoring of the event for fair play and conflict resolution

  • Consultation on event format & details

  • Sets and clocks (limited supply)

  • Promotion through RBC emails and social media

  • Submission of rating reports

Additional Services Upon Request: 

  • US Chess Federation targeted email announcements

  • Online registration through RBC website

  • DGT Boards (4) for local and online display of top games

  • Giant Chess Set & Board

Available Services

 

Where to find me?!

Free weekly Twitch stream with my student Omar "ChessVonDoom" Mills.  We stream most Wednesdays from 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST.

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Contact Info
 

(203) 981-7252
iharris@redbanditchess.com


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About Me

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Ian Harris
Founder

National Chess Master
(Peak USCF 2364)

Professional coach with 12 years of experience

Senior Tournament Director (USCF Certified)

CT State Chess Assoc.
2021 
Coach of the Year

 
Red Bandit Chess