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Children's Chess Tournaments Coming To Westchester County

Students of all ages and abilities excel at National Scholastic Chess Foundation chess tournaments. The 2015-16 Grand Prix season begins Nov. 7.
Students of all ages and abilities excel at National Scholastic Chess Foundation chess tournaments. The 2015-16 Grand Prix season begins Nov. 7. Photo Credit: Contribtued

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The National Scholastic Chess Foundation's Grand Prix 2015-16 tournament season kicks off Nov. 7 at New Rochelle's Columbus Elementary School.

“Competitive chess for children is a chance to put learning into action. Think of a chess tournament along the same lines as a recital for a music student,” said Sunil Weeramantry, the foundation's executive director . “In addition to the skills taught on the chessboard, children learn life skills from having to perform in a public setting. They learn how to deal with losing and how to win gracefully.”

Events at Greenwich Academy Nov. 15 and Greenwich Country Day School Nov. 22. will follow. All events are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The tournament is open to all K-12 students, and children are divided to compete against players with similar ability. A current USCF membership is required.

Registration for each tournament is $40 in advance or $50 the day of the event.

For more information, go here and look under "Tournament News."

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