D-E 360° will host an Academic Chess Tournament on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Dwight-Englewood School in partnership with NYChessKids. With the success of our first Chess Tournament in December 2016, we are committed to offering our participants more opportunities to continue to build their tournament skills in a fun and nurturing environment.
Chess Tournaments give children the opportunity to play with others to improve their strategic and critical thinking skills through applied performance. The Academic Chess Tournament at Dwight-Englewood combines a traditional tournament with a pre-tournament workshop that will enhance student learning and overall game satisfaction in a fun and nurturing environment.
This tournament is open to young chess players from grades K-5 who want to get their first rating and be exposed to how Chess Tournaments work. Led by NYChessKids’ Saudin Robovic, International Chess Master and pedagogue, children will be guided through the process of scoring, how to use timers and the general rules of tournament play. Although this is a non-competitive event, students will be awarded trophies for their participation.
Who: Participation will be open in the following grade categories:
Section 1: K -1st Grade
Section 2: 2nd – 3rd Grade
Section 3: 4th – 5th Grade
Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Where: Dwight-Englewood School
Lower School, Drapkin Hall
315 East Palisade Ave.
Englewood, NJ 07631
*The fee includes a 30 minute pre-tournament workshop, pizza, a trophy and tournament play with supervision of all games.
Registration deadline: Monday, March 6, 2017
(Max 60 participants-20 per section)
The Academic Chess Tournament will be rated through the United States Chess Federation (USCF). Students must register with USCF to participate in the event and to receive a rating. Click here to join. (There is a fee of $17 for the annual membership). If you have already registered with USCF, you do not need to register again.