Daytime chess in school offers all children in the early grades the chance to learn the basics of this great game. For those students who would like to take their game to the next level, Arts and Athletics offer afterschool chess featuring instruction by Grand Masters and National Champions. To support our students’ development in chess, we will host chess tournaments during the school year.
Tournament, hosted by us one each month at PS 9, are also a great way to accelerate our learning. The next one is on Sunday, November 12th. Click here for more details and to signup!
Our Upcoming Tournaments on the Upper West Side
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You can find information about local tournaments at “Luck Factory”… Click here for more information.
Beginner Chess is offered twice per week. Interested students may sign up for one or the other…or both if they just can’t get enough!
Chess Intermediate-Advanced is offered twice per week, Tuesday and Friday, until 5:00 p.m. Children who are invited by the coaches are asked to attend both.
Chess masters Raul Marquez and Randy Rivera teach children about chess tactics, strategy, and philosophy as they prepare to compete at tournaments at the local, state, and national levels. Tournaments are optional but they are a lot of fun and an excellent way to accelerate the learning process.
Chess Masters in Spanish gr 2-5
In addition to our two sections of chess offered on Fridays, Mr. Marquz will conduct this class completely in Spanish!
To support our students’ development in chess, we will host chess tournaments during the school year (Dates to be announced). In addition to our “home” tournaments, children can take part in other local events around the city.