Enrichment Chess Programs in San Diego!

Serving Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Scripps Ranch, Tierrasanta, Miramar, Allied Gardens, San Diego State, Rancho San Diego, Mt. Helix, La Mesa, San Carlos, Lemon Grove, Lakeside, El Cajon, & Santee!

Summer Scholastic Chess Tournament  Saturday November 6th, 2021

Scholastic Chess Tournament                                Saturday November 6th, 2021   10:00 AM – 3:00 PM          9450 Candida Street, San Diego, CA 92126

We will have two sections, one for advanced students who have played in tournaments previously or have several sessions of classes worth of experience; the other will be a novice section for players with less experience. Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each division!





Scholastic Chess Enrichment!
Scholastic Chess Enrichment!

An outstanding enrichment program for your school or organization! After school programs currently available, typically 8-12 weeks each session, three times over the academic year with sessions in Fall, Winter, and Spring!


Salute To Education TV Segment

Salute to Education #9
Salute to Education #9

See our video!! Channel 4 San Diego has a feature on our program airing in San Diego!! 




Show #9 Segment 4

Pacific Hills Chess Academy

It’s no secret chess is a great workout for your mind.  Studies have shown that chess improves cognitive thinking which in turn improves school grades, and besides, it’s a lot of fun!  One after-school program is helping kids improve their lives, through this very popular board game. 


Local IM Cyrus Lakdawala interview excerpt

Here is a quote from a recent interview, December 27, 2014, with International Master Cyrus Lakdawala:  

What do you have to say about the benefits of chess in education and in life?

The benefits are numerous to children: their concentration improves, they understand the benefits of engaged study, and, most of all, they learn that mistakes have negative consequences, while virtues are rewarded.

The rest of the interview is here:  http://blog.investinchess.org/in-conversation-with-international-master-cyrus-lakdawala/

"The Evans" Method!

Coach Ron
Coach Ron

The program, dubbed “The Evans Method” by the United States Chess Federation, includes instruction, formal and casual play. Students receive prizes at the end of each class to reward positive participation and trophies or medals at the end of each session. Their program (once featured on The Tonight Show) has produced national champions at every scholastic level.

Beginners are welcome! Chess is a great workout for the mind utilizing continuous problem-solving with changing conditions. Students learn to think ahead, evaluate multiple alternatives and anticipate consequences. They improve spatial reasoning, visual memory and attention span while learning good judgment, reasoning power and self-confidence. Studies have shown that chess improves cognitive thinking which in turn improves school grades. 

USCF Chess Research Bibliography:  http://main.uschess.org/content/view/7866/131/ 

We honestly believe learning to play chess will positively influence your life!


Cancelled until further notice!                                                     NEW!! Friday Knights Chess Class 6–8PM                                                                                                Upcoming classes March 13th, 27th, April 10th 24th                                                                                          9450 Candida Street,San Diego,CA 92126                                                                                                      Former San Diego Chess Club President, Coach Ron of the Pacific Hills Chess Academy and Three Treasures Cultural Arts Society have joined forces to provide a great new centralized location and wonderful atmosphere for scholastic chess lessons in San Diego!  We will be offering a regular (every other Friday) chess class for the serious student and those who just can’t get enough in their after-school programs! The class will be geared toward tournament players and those who are planning to become tournament players.