2018-2019 Varsity Dream Team Details Posted Below.

Registration is open!

 
 
Description: Varsity Dream Team is an extension of CCFC’s highly successful Dream Team program designed to give opportunities for advanced players to excel in an even more rigorous educational environment.  Participants will benefit from extended small group sessions with CCFC’s excellent team of master instructors, as well as special guest instructors.  The training sessions will specifically prepare them for our recommended events away from the club. See schedule below. Please note that Varsity Dream Team participants are also welcome to join us for our regular Dream team practices on Fridays 4-5pm and Saturdays 10-11am.

 
 
2018-19 ROSTER


#
Name
Rating
1. Katherine Hatcher
1669
2. Nathaniel Moor
1606
3. Miles Gillott
1596
4. Max Ingargiola
1525
5. Emmanuel Hernandez
1474
6. Ronan McDermott
1430
7. Sahil Vora
1362
8. Henry Graham
1305
9. Michael Bilokin
1254
10. Harikumar Palaniappan
1247
11. Hugh Kramer
1240
12. Christopher May
1221
13. Jason Zhong
1215


2017-18 ROSTER

#
Name
Rating
1. Aurelius Mlynar
1812
2. Jacob Green
1473
3. Nicholas Kurbanov
1432
4. Sahil Vora
1308
5. Nathaniel Moor
1304
6. Emmanuel Hernandez
1296
7. Eric Stein
1240
8. Mikhail Bilokin
1215
9. Ambika Grover
1214
10. Serena Evans
1206

2016-17 ROSTER

#
Name
Rating
1. Daryl Lavin
1633
2. Brent McCreesh
1601
3. Aurelius Mlynar
1568
4. Joseph Ho
1432
5. Michael Fotin
1415
6. Shailen Smith
1400
7. Nielsen Gordon
1328
8. Nicholas Kurbanov
1272
9. Eddie Li
1223
10. Eric Stein
1222
11. Andrew Gray
1200


Instruction: Varsity Dream Team will have an in-depth focus on some of the most important topics for developing players hoping to reach the ranks of expert and master.  Developing an opening repertoire that suits your style
  • Advanced middlegame strategies
  • Advanced endgame studies
  • Developing strong habits for self improvement. 

Our small groups along with extended 90 minute classes will ensure that all topics are covered comprehensively.  Practices will take place on Saturdays from 8:00-9:30am.



Trips:  As part of this program we have recommended and scheduled four events that will provide an enriching experience for the team and individual players. These competitions are optional.  
  1. CCFC Fairfield County Fall Team Championships - October 27th
  2. Stamford Open - Nov. 2-4th or 3-4th
  3. National K-12 Grade Championships (Florida) - Dec. 14-16th
  4. 2018 US Amateur Team East (Parsippany, New Jersey) - Feb. 16-18th
 
 

Instruction will be provided at the Stamford Open and coaches will play alongside Varsity Dream Teamers in the team events.  Parents are responsible for making their own travel arrangements as well as any fees for each event.  See schedule below dates and more details.
 
 
Requirements: All participants must be in grades K-12 and have a minimum peak rating of 1200 in order to be eligible to register.  They will also be expected to have a strong work ethic, enthusiasm for chess and learning, and act as good role models for junior players.  Varsity Dream Teamers will also be asked to participate in at least one regular Dream Team match.

 
 

Registration & Fees: $400, for CCFC Members.  $600 Non-Members. The fee for Varsity Dream Team includes ten 90 minute specialized small group training sessions with our professional team and guest instructors, coach attendance on trips, and a personalized team jersey.  Each family is responsible for covering their own travel and entry fee expenses associated with each trip. On-site coaching at the Stamford Open is included. Varsity Dream Teamers will receive an additional discount to join our instructional group at the nationals.


 
 

Schedule

DATE
TIME
EVENT
DESCRIPTION
2018
Oct. 6
8:00-9:30am
Training Session (1)
Oct. 13
8:00-9:30am
Training Session (2)
Oct. 20
8:00-9:30am
Training Session (3)
Oct. 27th
CCFC Fairfield County Fall Team Championship
One Day Event


A team tournament where Varsity Dream Teamers will be grouped with each other and coaches to form competitive teams.

Nov. 2-4
Stamford Open
Weekend Event
Two or three day tournament at the Sheraton Hotel in Stamford, CT. This tournament features longer time controls in a more serious playing environment. Coaching will be provided venue at the tournament prior to the start of the games on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Nov. 10
8:00-9:30am
Training Session (4)
Nov. 17
8:00-9:30am
Training Session (5)
Dec. 1
8:00-9:30am
Training Session (6)
Dec. 8
8:00-9:30am
Training Session (7)
Dec. 14-16
2018 National K-12 Championships
Weekend Event

A three day event in Florida. Coaching at nationals is not included in the Varsity Dream Team program, however, players will be welcome to join our CCFC group travelling to Florida at a discounted rate.
2019
Jan. 26
8:00-9:30am
Training Session (8)
Feb. 2
8:00-9:30am
Training Session (9)
Feb. 9
8:00-9:30am
Training Session (10)
Feb. 16-18
US Amateur Team East
Weekend Event

A three day tournament in Parsippany, NJ. One of the largest tournaments held in US. Varsity Dream Teamers will be grouped with each other and CCFC coaches to make competitive teams.
       

Questions? Contact us at ccfc@fairfieldcountychess.com or (203) 505-6215.

 

 
 

 
 
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