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Exciting News!

PALS founder and Head Coach Lior Lapid successfully defended his title over the May 27-29th weekend, becoming the 2016 Colorado State Chess Champion! The round-robin tournament was five rounds in a field of six of the top chess masters in Colorado. Click below for a complete crosstable from the event.

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Upcoming Events

After a great session of summer camps we are looking forward to an exciting season of scholastic chess tournaments, directed by Lior Lapid. Our friendly K-6 tournaments are free for first-time participants. Features include trophies and medals for ALL players, as well as fun games between rounds. Learn more about our first tournament here!

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Our Head Instructor

National Master Lior Lapid is the founder of PALS Chess Academy. He is a former two-time National Champion in the K-9 and K-12 divisions, and a three-time New Mexico State Champion overall. Lior has over 15 years of experience teaching chess to children, and he recently developed his own 30-lesson curriculum for scholastic chess instruction.

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Great News!

PALS Head Coach Lior Lapid won the Colorado Closed, held from May 27-29th, and is now the 2016 Colorado State Chess Champion!

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