Undeterred by the tornado warnings, 98 NSCF chess players had great performances at the 2014 USCF National Elementary Championship May 9-11 in Dallas.

Read more: Success at Elementary Nationals
Phiona-signs autographs

Ugandan Chess Champion Phiona Mutesi inspired hundred of students during visits to schools with National Scholastic Chess Foundation programs.

Read more: Queen of Katwe Inspires Students

Uganda’s Junior chess champion Phiona Mutesi and her coach will share the inspiring story of how chess helped her overcome a life in the slums.

Read more: NSCF Hosts "Queen of Katwe"

A new literacy component has been added to our program. Players will be gaining skills for chess and for life! 

Read more: Register Now for Summer Chess

163 players participated in the second Greenwich City Championship. In addition to Grand Prix trophies, special awards were presented to the top scoring Greenwich resident or student in the six sections. Among the highlights: Andrew Rogozinski, despite being out rated by almost 200 points, won the High School section and the Greenwich City title.

Read more: Greenwich City Championships

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Recommended books for beginning players.