Learn Chess at Gold Coast

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GCACChess_040115BWant to learn how to play chess? Has the prospect always seemed thrilling and challenging? But where do you turn to learn how to plays chess and learn to enjoy the game? Try the Gold Coast Arts Center, the perfect choice to learn the game and enjoy something new and different.

Chess instructor Gerry Towns is a chess master and is ranked in the 93rd percentile of tournament players. He was ranked as a top 100 player for his age group when he was 15, 16, 17 and 18 years of age, and has participated in 200 rated tournaments. Says Gerry: “Chess was a great source of joy for me as a child. The game is very deep, offering endless amounts of fun for the problem-solving and puzzle-loving child. It’s a constant challenge against not only one’s opponent but also oneself; to dig deeper and deeper in each game to find the solution. After each game, the mind is sharpened. Teaching is not so different from a game of chess, in that one must dig deep in each classroom in order to find the optimal way of presenting the game of chess to the class, and this makes teaching a welcomed challenge, much like the game of chess itself.”

Chess must be taught by professional chess masters. The intellectual creativity involved in learning and playing chess is at its best in this game. Chess time at the Gold Coast Arts Center is split between instruction and tournament play. Students will learn chess notation, strategies and tactics as well as develop strategies to improve their skills in an enjoyable environment.

The Gold Coast Arts Center is located at 113 Middle Neck Rd. (entrance in the rear, via the municipal parking lot), in Great Neck Plaza’s bustling downtown Great Neck Plaza. For further information, or to reach the Gold Coast Arts Center, telephone 516-829-2570 or email info@goldcoastarts.org.

The Gold Coast Arts Center (formerly the Great Neck Arts Center) is an independent not-for-profit organization serving the community for over 20 years and dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. Since the Arts Center’s founding in 1995, over 100,000 people of all ages and backgrounds have taken advantage of the many classes, live performances, programs, workshops, films and art exhibits. Every day the Arts Center provides students, teachers, parents, senior citizens and community members with opportunities to learn about, discuss, view, enjoy, share and make art.

The Gold Coast Arts Center is proud to be an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education program and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. The Gold Coast Arts Center is also active partners with several universities and school districts throughout Long Island and Queens.

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