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.
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.
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.
Events & Tournaments
RedBandit Chess produces aims to produce events of the highest standards. One unique feature of our upcoming scholastic series (right) is that parents of children in grades 2 - 8 may drop off their children at the event! We will provide plenty of staffing and supervision of players between rounds.
These four upcoming scholastic tournaments feature an incredible venue for chess at the Chess Club of Fairfield County, discounts for siblings, and a special gift for anyone that registers for three or more events! Click on an event for more details.
Upcoming RedBandit Chess Events
RedBandit Chess Scholastic
Saturday, March 25th
RedBandit Chess Scholastic
Saturday, April 29th
Saturday, June 17th
Partner with RedBandit Chess to run a smooth and high class scholastic or open tournament!
Senior TD (USCF Certified)
Over 570 tournaments directed including multiple state championships
DGT Board Expert
Upcoming Affiliated Events
2023 CT Speed Chess Championships
Saturday, Feb. 11th
Sunday, Feb. 12th
2023 CT Scholastic TEAM Championships
Saturday, Mar. 4th
Norwalk Knights Spring Championship
Saturday, Mar. 18th
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. Stream them live to viewing screens, your personal website, and/or online to chess.com and lichess.org
Giant Chess Set & Board
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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