Rye Chess Championship

Championship section winners from Rye tournament Lilianna Gao won 5th place Age and grade were irrelevant when determining the top players at the 1st Annual Rye Scholastic Chess Championship held at the Rye Recreation Damiano Center on Sunday, June 27. A 5th grader, Gabriel Peter, and a 10thgrader, Errol Lipton, scored perfect 4.0 scores with…

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Remembering Carol Jarecki

The chess world is remembering FIDE Arbiter Carol Jarecki who passed away on Sunday, June 13 after a lengthy battle with cancer. For NSCF Executive Director Sunil Weeramantry the memories are especially poignant. “My entire teaching career may never have happened if it was not for the Jareckis,” he said. Sunil has often told the…

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Hikaru Breaks One Million!

Only a few months ago it seemed unimaginable that someone would be rocking the streaming world with chess. But that’s what’s happened over the past year for Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura. Online gaming ratings had just started to surpass many cable television networks in 2018 when Hikaru first began streaming chess on Twitch. With viewers interested…

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Quads at the Hudson Returns

The saying that “every cloud has a silver lining” came true for the NSCF when we were invited to host in-person chess tournaments at The Hudson in Inwood Park. Sunil Weeramantry used to teach chess to restaurateur Jimmy Goldman’s son, Dylan. When Sunil shared that the schools where we usually held events were closed to…

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Advancing Chess in Society

Sunil and the NSCF are involved in a lot of different chess initiatives. In this interview with GM Cristian Chirila asks FM Sunil Weeramantry, our Founder and Exec Director, about many of these interests. He of course speaks about his relationship with GM Hikaru Nakamura but also about chess in the curriculum, our book Great…

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Perpetual Chess Podcast

During the 2018 USCF Elementary Nationals, FM Sunil Weeramantry was interviewed by Ben Johnson for his Perpetual Chess podcast. The two discussed Sunil’s career in chess, both past and present, and plans for the future, as well as some general insights in competitive chess and chess in education. You can hear the interview by clicking…

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Community Programs Focus

The NSCF’s community chess programs, serving Sunrise and all of Broward County, Florida, are featured in this article from the April 2018 edition of Chess Life magazine, the official magazine of US Chess Federation. You can read the article by clicking this link. We’re ready to bring this to more communities nationwide. Get in touch to find…

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Celebrating Caruana’s Win on CBS

Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana just won the 2018 Candidates tournament which means he will go on to compete against Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship. Already having an American contender, for the first time since Bobby Fischer, is creating media buzz. NSCF Executive Director Sunil Weeramantry was asked to share his thoughts on Fabiano, and on…

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