Summer Saturdays

Summer Saturday hours, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, June - August.

Virtual Chess for Beginners

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Allowed Grades: 3rd Grade to 6th Grade

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A virtual chess class for kids who have no experience or need a refresher on the basics of chess taught by Team DIG instructor Carter Clayton.  Registration is required as space is limited; once your registration has been confirmed, you can create an account on, which you will use during the class.  

Carter Clayton has been playing competitive tournament chess for 7 years and has loved every minute of it. He helped organize the Webster Hill Elementary School chess club and tournaments. On Friday nights Carter can often be found in a study group with players rated over 2000. He is an avid online player with an all-time highest rating of 2200 on He won the middle school chess championship for Connecticut in the 2018-2019 year. Carter has been a member of the New Britain Chess Club for the past six years where he most recently tied for first at their Summer Open 2021 (under 1621 section).