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Recent Tournaments

(all recent tournaments)
NC Girls Chess Championship

NC Girls Chess Championship
Result

2015 Carolina's Junior Invitational

2015 Carolina's Junior Invitational
Result

Phillip Taylor 2015 Georgia State Championship

Phillip Taylor 2015 Georgia State Championship
Games

Triangle Chess: Team vs Team April 2015

Triangle Chess: Team vs Team April 2015
Games



Kids, Education and Chess News

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Graham, NC: Games of science - Elementary students tested by Science Olympiad
 A couple hundred elementary school students, along with their teachers and families, filled the main building for an Elementary Science Olympiad Tournament. There were 250 students in teams from 13 schools — all but one from the Alamance-Burlington School System.
MIT News: Teaching programming to preschoolers
 System that lets children program a robot using stickers embodies new theories about programming languages.
Dublin girl strong-arms Schwarzenegger into terminating chess match
 Celebrity doesn’t mean much to Emma Cheng. Same goes for photo ops. The 8-year-old girl with the purple flower in her hair was there to play chess, not cheese for a camera.
SAS: Chess champions, STEM champions
 Imagine this: hundreds of fun-loving K-12 students excitedly converge in a large ballroom for their weekend adventure. They are mostly elementary school students and there is no shortage of kindergartners. The day's fun?
Chess in schools: bringing the classic mind game to life
 The first time children called her "The Chess Lady" in a Seattle school 10 years ago, Wendi Fischer was caught off guard. As she walked in, they started buzzing, and when she asked the teacher what they were saying, it turned out she was a minor celebrity. The children were soon asking for autographs.
Albany students play chess to increase concentration
 A school in the Northeast Kingdom is turning kindergartners into state champions. It's a new program that has students using a popular game to succeed in the classroom.
Does Playing Chess Make You Smarter?
 Chess has evolved into a well-loved strategy game among people of all ages since it was first played in Afghanistan back in 600 AD. Since the very nature of the game calls for mental acuity and perceptiveness among many other skills, a person’s expertise in the game can easily convince someone else of his overall intellectual adeptness.
Grandmaster Ben Finegold to be CCCSA 1st GM in Residence!
 Grandmaster Benjamin Finegold will be the Charlotte Chess Center's first GM in residence. GM Finegold will be starting in January of 2015 and will stay until May. Finegold will give lectures, classes, and be a regular face at the Chess Center in club events. Check Finegold's Chess Resolutions.
Growing the IoT at the US Masters Chess Championship
 As with much of IoT, the typical way to get the games online is using a sensor approach. When you see a USB cord attached to a chess board, you are probably looking at a DGT board, like the one pictured here. DGT_croppedAmong a variety of sophisticated features, the DGT setup reads the moves and communicates them in Portable Game Notation (PGN) format, the standard format of chess notation.
Chess in the curriculum? The game that makes you smarter
 The plan is to create chess clubs at 15 to 20 schools in the Birmingham school system. The hopes reach beyond math, AL.com notes. "According to Birmingham City Schools officials, the benefit of chess instruction is not limited to math achievement," AL.com noted. "It is also known to increase analytical and problem solving skills, improve memory and has even been shown to increase IQ scores, they said."
Solving the scholastic chess facilitation puzzle
 Young digital natives are learning chess at an unprecedented rate. Three-year-olds learn chess from the tablet and quickly become more knowledgeable than their parents. But unlike most tablet games, chess is a gateway to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. We grown-ups must optimize the chess-to-STEM pipeline, but how?

Recent Games

(all recent games)
KYDRIANA CARTER (1699) vs
NICOLE RAFFERTY (1396) at
2015 NC Girls Chess Championship
ANEESHA MANOCHA (1217) vs
JIYOUNG PARK (1411) at
2015 NC Girls Chess Championship
CAROLYNN JUNE GAUG (1543) vs
LYRICA ROSE HANDLEY (1014) at
2015 NC Girls Chess Championship
HRISHIKA ROYCHOUDHURY (1034) vs
SHALINI SUBRAMANIAN (975) at
2015 NC Girls Chess Championship
SANYA RAYNOE (656) vs
SOPHIE VAN DUIN (797) at
2015 NC Girls Chess Championship
NEO ZHU (1805) vs
DEREK MENDEL CHEN (1770) at
2015 Carolinas Junior Invitational

Player Profiles

(all players in headline)
Name: KYDRIANA CARTER Current Rating: 1712
Location: NC, USA
School: CENTRAL ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY & ARTS Grade: 11
Headline: New NC Girls Champion
Name: BENJAMIN YAN Current Rating: 1685
Location: NC, USA
School: DAVIS DRIVE ELEMENTARY Grade: 5
Headline: Elementary School Invitational Winner
Name: EMMANUEL CARTER Current Rating: 2207
Location: NC, USA
School: UNION COUNTY EARLY COLLEGE Grade: 9
Headline: High School Invitational Winner
Name: NEO ZHU Current Rating: 1916
Location: NC, USA
School: SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL Grade: 6
Headline: Middle School Invitational Winner
Name: FRANK JOHNSON Current Rating: 2053
Location: GA, USA
Headline: Coach at Chess-Coach.net
Name: FUN FONG Current Rating: 1573
Location: GA, USA
Headline: President of Georgia Chess Association
Name: SHANMUKHA MERUGA Current Rating: 2060
Location: GA, USA
Headline: Won clear #1 K-12 MLK,JR
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