Phiona-signs autographs

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

With an increased focus on providing chess instruction for many more children regardless of income and for creating programs that help advance chess in education nationwide, NSCF is developing its fundraising capacity and is planning our next fundraiser for Fall 2014. We hope from there to make this an annual event.


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.

For the past eight years, NSCF has partnered with the US Chess Trust to present the National Chess Scholar Awards.

The NSCF had its first event of the 2013-2014 tournament season. 87 players participated in seven USCF rated sections. The sections cover a broad range of ages, experience and ratings. In the K/1 section there was Chase Hurst a pre-K student from Greenwich Country Day.