Like clockwork, the virtual Chess in the Schools (CIS) summer camp materialized in front of my eyes at precisely 8:50am every morning. Hearing Shaun’s clarion voice welcoming the students as they poured into the zoom…
Our College Bound students have been hard at work at chess!
This program year has seen a successful new approach in the schedule of College Bound chess-related events.
Before 2018, students would compete only in CIS tournaments in preparation for qualifying to go to USCF National Championships in the late spring. The 2018 schedule offers events all throughout the year including several new events: New York City Chess Championships in January, US Amateur Team East Championship in February, New York State Scholastic Chess Championship in March and the US Amateur East Championship in May. Challenging themselves in events all year helps students hone their chess skills and have multiple opportunities for practice, analysis and play. It also provides more experience in goal-setting, planning and thinking ahead.
A group of 27 of our students combined a tour of Skidmore College with a weekend at the New York State Scholastic Chess Championship in Saratoga Springs, on March 9-11.
We are proud to announce that College Bound students from Edward R. Murrow High School helped lead their team to a tie for first place at “States!” College Bound junior, Manuel “Manny” Majera tied for first place in the Under 1200 division. Our new motto for College Bound is, “More kids playing more chess more often!”