NM Ricardo Perez Billinghurst has been teaching chess in New York City and Connecticut since 2005. He joined the NSCF in 2007. A National Master and an active tournament player, Ricardo frequently draws from his own experience in tournament play to engage his students and enliven his presentations.
Ricardo brings tremendous patience and enthusiasm to his teaching, and displays a keen sense of humor that is appreciated by his students. He has extensive experience with children of different ages and backgrounds, as well as an ability to communicate with ease in Spanish.
Ricardo holds a Senior Tournament Director certificate awarded by the United States Chess Federation. He has been responsible for running all NSCF tournaments since 2012.