Chess coach and tournament director, Kala Bagley. has joined her local efforts with those of CCL. Coach Kala will be providing what amounts to the Pre-CCL function for CCL in the Akron area. Upon her recommendation, her students will automatically be allowed entry into the highly acclaimed CCL chess school. This will provide a path for potential chess players of Akron from learning the game to mastering the game. This Pre-CCL training with Coach Kala is open to any chess student in the greater Akron area. Below is information on Coach Kala:
Works out of the Discovery Chess club is located at:
Discovery Montessori School
707 Schocalog Rd
Akron , Ohio
Coach : Kala Bagley
Contact : 330 475 2964
Two group lessons are conducted
Fridays 4-4:45pm Introduction to chess ( for beginners )
Mondays 6pm -7pm Group Lessons (get students ready for tournaments, familiarize with rules and understanding the game of chess)
“Working with me are always at least two assistant coaches.
A little about myself:
I am from Malaysia and played throughout my school age and won a few Statewide championships and represented Nationals.
I furthered my studies in The USA and what became a hobby of teaching small children developed into a club today. My students are all from referral and we have won many tournaments locally and state. I recommend chess for kids for motivational and academic reasons and strongly encourage girls to play for boosting their confidence and self-esteem.
My expertise is introducing chess to children.
I am an officer in the Canton Chess League and a certified Club TD.
Some of the winnings our team have had in the last 2 years:
1st place for U 500
2nd place for k-12 Reserve
2015 Ohio Grade School Championship
Kindergarten 1st place
1st grade 2nd place
Ohio elementary 2016
K-3 Reserve 3rd place
Ohio Elementary 2014
Girls 2015 K-5