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…
College Bound Visits Credit Suisse for Chess Challenge
On July 8, 2019, Chess in the Schools’ College Bound Program visited the NYC Credit Suisse offices for a Corporate Chess Challenge!
Prior to the tournament, students were given a tour of the Credit Suisse offices and were given a chance to find out more about Credit Suisse.
When the event was ready to start, Chess in the Schools students and Credit Suisse employees split up into twelve two-person teams (each team included one CIS student and oneCredit Suisse employee). The format of the event was such that each “team” would alternate moves and have a chance to discuss moves as they played. This unique approach for the event allowed for experienced and novice players to play together without pressure in a friendly fun environment. Most importantly though, the format allowed for our students to bond with their Credit Suisse teammates!
When the three round Game-10 event completed, students presented their teammates with medals for participating in the event!
Credit Suisse employees look forward to another chess challenge with our College Bound students and had the following comments:
“Thank you so much for organizing this wonderful event.”
“It was a very memorable event for all of us. I was very impressed with how good all the students were–not just their chess techniques, but also their sportsmanship and humbleness.”
“Terrific event and the kids were amazing too–thanks for organizing! I’d be happy to continue being involved with this initiative.”
If interested in having a Corporate Chess Challenge with our College Bound students, please email our Development Manager, Samantha Spina.