This year our Winter Sessions start after the new year and do not finish until late April.   In club sessions, pay only for the hours used.  Please make careful notice at the dates that clubs are held.   Our calendar is updated and will help answer any questions.
Our school programs are registered separately at each facility.   Each school program is paid for in advance for all hours.  Refunds are not given for missed classes. 

Wood Chess of Central PA
Winter Sessions 2020

Club Registration Form

Clubs in Buck, Cocalico, Elizabethtown, Malvern, Mechanicsburg and Lancaster.

Player Information

Registered Students
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Club Choices

Mechanicsburg Scholastic Chess (10 hours - 5 sessions)
Time:  Sundays  5:30 PM - Club    6:30 PM Small Advanced Group 
Meeting Place: Wegmans Community Room
Address:  6416 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  17050
Dates:  (1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23)
Sundays always have many conflicts during the winter session.  We will not meet on 2/2 because of the Super Bowl and 2/16 because of President's Day.  The club will not meet on  3/1 & 3/9 because of scholatic tournaments.  Players are always invited to attend our Lancaster Club on weekends the Mechanicsburg club does not meet. 
Elizabethtown Scholastic Chess (20 hours - 11 sessions)
Time: Mondays 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Meeting Place: Hoss's Seafood Restaurant on Rt. 743
Address:  840 North Hanover Street, Elizabethown, PA
Dates:  (1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24,  3/2,  3/16,  3/23, 3/30, Make up 4/6)
We will not meet on 2/17 because of President's Day and  3/9 because of the state championship.
Cocalico Scholastic Chess (18 hours - 9 sessions)
Time: Tuesdays 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Meeting Place: Castanedas Mexican Restaurant
Address:  336 Main Street, Denver, PA
Dates:  (1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28,  2/4, 2/11, 2/18,  2/25,  3/3,
Malvern Scholastic Chess Instruction (16 sessions)
Time: Wednesdays  Starting at 4:30 pm, ending at 7:30 pm
Meeting Place: Atwater Development
Address:  616 Stonecliffe Drive - Off of Route 29, south of the PA Turnpike Exit
Dates:  1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4
We will not meet on  3/11 because of vacation.
Special Notice:  Only private or semiprivate tutoring sessions are available by invitation only.  
Manheim- Manheim Chess Club (2 hours 1 session)
Time: Thursday - 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Meeting Place: Wood Chess Services
Address:  238 Delp Road, Manheim Township
Dates:   3/12 
Lancaster Scholastic Chess (33 hours,  11 sessions)
Time: Saturdays 9:00 AM to Noon  
Meeting Place:  Wood Chess Center (Use Back Sliding Door)
Address:  238 Delp Road, Lancaster, PA  17601
Dates:  (1/4, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/22, 2/29)
The club will not meet on 1/11, 2/8, 3/7 because of scholastic tournaments and 2/15 because of President's Day.  
Check the main club you would like to attend. You may also attend all other clubs with your hours. *

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8 Hour Club - 8 hours @ $5.00 an hour. (Expiration date is 5 mts. from payment date.)
16 Hour Club  16 hours @ $5.00 an hour. (Expiration date is 5 mts. from payment date.)
Small Advanced Group   8 hours @ $10.00 an hour. (Expiration date is 5 mts. from payment date.)
Enrollment Only - No Payment Necessary.


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Recruitment Credits:

In order to receive a recruitment credit, the sponsored new player is required to purchase a plan of $40 or more within two weeks of enrollment.

Important Information

No cash refunds will be given for club plans.  All funds on the account are good for tutoring, club hours, or Wood Chess Tournaments for 5 months after purchase.  They can be renewed for five months after an additional purchase of $40 or more.   Bonus coupons can be used for club instruction, individual tutoring and sponsored chess tournaments.   Coupons have no cash value.
Players only pay for the time in attendance, rounded up to the nearest half hour.  Players can attend in any location at times and dates convenient to them. No reservations are necessary. 
Please look on the website for information and directions before contacting us. Cancellation notices will be posted as "Wood Enrichment Services" on WGAL TV, and on WHTM TV in Harrisburg. 
Besides our own chess center, we also have sites in restaurants with reasonable prices.  Food will be sold in place of a charge for the facility..  Those not purchasing food should be prepared to pay a $5.00 cover charge for use of the facility. They are donating their establishment.  Clean up before you leave.  No outside food is allowed. 
Enrolling in an hourly package gives membership rights to our club team.  Experienced players are expected to represent the club at tournaments throughout the chess season (September-March).  Our fall and winter banquets and the state championships should be attended by all members.    With the exception of a school team, no member should play for another scholastic club at any state or national tournament without approval.    Students should only have one USCF membership under one name.  Violation of this policy is cause for expulsion from the club without a refund plus additional penalities from the United States Chess Federation.
By registering on this site, parents give permission for Wood Enrichment Services to take photos of their child and publish them in any chess material.


Our chess activities are a great experience for all students to develop their thinking skills and learn life-long skills of dealing with the success and failure of competition.   By being exposed to players with similiar ability all over the United States, social skills become highly developed and students become very motivated learners.  It is important for those limited funds to have the same opportunity as others in the club.  Our scholarship program helps in many areas.  Consider donating. 
$500 will completely support a family going to Nationals.
$300 will pay for two nights in a tournament hotel.
$150 will support the entire family for a club session of 15 hours.
$100 will pay all the tournament fees for one player for the National Championship.
$50 will pay for one player to attend Yoder's Swiss Tournament and Banquet.
$25 will pay for one player to attend a Quad tournament.
$20 will pay for a guest Grandmaster.
$15 will pay for the USCF Scholastic dues for one player.

Payment Information

Cash, checks or credit cards are accepted.  Credit cards are processed by PayPal. Once your form has been submitted you will be forwarded to PayPal where will then enter in your payment information.  As soon as you submit this form, the charge will be subtracted from your club account.  If you have any problems with the charges, please contact Wood Chess, the manager of the Paypal account.  Do not contact Paypal directly.  All checks should be made out to Wood Enrichment Services, LLC, our corporate sponsor.   Cash should be submitted in an envelope with name and purpose on it.
Caution:  By pressing "continue" below, your order will be processed and all information will be registered.   If a mistake was made, contact Wood Services to avoid a duplicate order.