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