Charlotte Youth Chess Club – CYCC

Vishnu Vanapalli, NC State Champion
Please congratulate Vishnu on a job well done!

 Hello and thank you for visiting the web page for the Charlotte Youth Chess Club (CYCC).


Please know we are not having CYCC (Charlotte Youth Chess Club) during the summer months. We may resume Charlotte Youth Chess Club after the summer is over. If you are interested in private or group lessons, please contact Bernard Baker at or see Thank you all for your support!

 Please join the CYCC in congratulating Vishnu Vanapalli, who won 6 out of 6 games in the    recent NC State Championship Chess Tournament! Vishnu is the NC State Chess Champion in  K1! If you see Vishnu, please congratulate him, as we all very proud of him.

We are teaching Chess to beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Many students are preparing for the upcoming Supernational Chess Tournament in Nashville, TN, this spring.  Please feel to bring your son and/or daughter to learn to play Chess better.

   The CYCC  (Charlotte Youth Chess Club) usually meets on Sunday afternoons from 2pm until 5pm,  where  we will have one hour of   classroom style teaching, a tournament game, analysis of the tournament games, and free play.

 The Location for the Charlotte Youth Chess Club (CYCC) is:

 Presbyterian Hospital, 1500 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews, NC 28105 in the Community Room(s).

 The cost for the new CYCC will be $15 per student, and $25 for siblings.

 Chess Instructors will be NM John Lane, Bernard Baker, and other guest instructors.

Please feel free to contact Bernard C. Baker by completing the form below with any questions.

Thank you,


7 thoughts on “Charlotte Youth Chess Club – CYCC”

  1. Hello Bernard,

    Do you take any classes like above or private in Ballantyne area of South Charlotte? I have 2 kids and few friends kids who would be interested in taking classes with you. Please let me know.

  2. Hello Pooja, and thank you for contacting us. It sounds like Sundays at the Charlotte Youth Club (CYCC) would be perfect for you. If not, let’s discuss. Please send me your phone number or email at I look forward to speaking with you.

    Bernard C. Baker
    Chess Instructor
    Charlotte Youth Chess Club

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