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Henry Doktorski To All Instructors

Henry Doktorski is a Chess4Kidz instructor, tournament director, and trophy-winning chess player. He began playing the game at the age of three, he was president of his high school chess club, and today he is a member of the the United States Chess Federation, the Temecula (California) Chess Club, and a former member of the Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Chess Club. Mr. Doktorski plays in about a dozen tournaments a year. In 1997, he won first place in his division at Pittsburgh’s largest annual tournament, the Pittsburgh Open. In 2012 he tied for first place in his division at the same tournament. He tied for first/second place in the 44th Fred Thompson Memorial Tournament at the Pittsburgh Chess Club (June 21, 2014). He achieved the ranking of a Class A Player (his highest recorded rating was 1951 points) in August 2014. Currently he is ranked in the 92nd percentile among 61,668 USCF-rated players in the U. S. He taught Chess4Kidz classes in Allegheny and Butler Counties (Pennsylvania) from January 2007 until December 2015, and since February 2016 has been teaching classes in Riverside and San Diego Counties, California. In Pennsylvania, Mr. Doktorski has taught at Bethel Park Community Center (2006-2013), Robin Hill Park in Moon Township, and the North Fayette Township Department of Parks and Recreation (2008-2010) where his team won the First Place Trophy at the Pennsylvania State Game/29 Scholastic Tournament at the University of Pittsburgh (March 2010). He has taught at the Cranberry Township Community Center, Bradford Woods Elementary School, Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School, and Saint Kilion Parish School. In March 2010, Mr. Doktorski’s North Fayette Township Chess4Kidz team won first place in the Pennsylvania State Game/29 Scholastic Tournament held at the University of Pittsburgh Student Union. In June 2015, Mr. Doktorski’s student Shane Patrick Mills won first place in a field of 22 other players in the Beginner Section at the 22nd Western Pennsylvania Scholastic Championship Chess Tournament. Since moving to California in January 2016, Mr. Doktorski has taught Chess4Kidz at: America China International Exchange After School Program in Temecula EEE Learning Center at Grace Presbyterian Church in Temecula Erle Stanley Gardner Middle School in Temecula Harvest Hill STEAM Academy in Winchester HomeSchool Campus Charter School at Murrieta Church of Christ HomeSchool Charter School at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Fallbrook Independent Learning Academy at Faith Community Church in Carlsbad Linfield Christian School in Temecula Rainbow HomeSchool in Canyon Lakes The LAB includEDucation Homeschool in Lake Elsinore Thrive Learning Center at Seacoast Community Church in Encinitas Van Avery Prep in Temecula Vintage Hills Elementary in Temecula Henry has also served as Coordinator of Educational Programs for the Temecula Chess Club. He also works as a musician (mostly church organist) and author. For more, see http://henrydoktorski.com.

Current Classes
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