D-E 360° AfterCare & Enrichment (ACE) will host Academic Chess Tournaments during the 2019-2020 academic year on the following dates:
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Wednesday, April 29, 2020 All will be held at the Dwight-Englewood School in partnership with NYChessKids. Dwight-Englewood students from Grade K to 8 who are registered in ACE Chess class are automatically enrolled in the same term of the Academic Chess Tournament.
Chess Tournaments give children in Kindergarten through Grade 8 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-8 who want to experience 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. Students will be awarded prizes for their participation.
This 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).
NOTE: If you have already registered with USCF, you do NOT need to register again.
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
Section 4: 6th – 8th Grade
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Where: Dwight-Englewood School
Hajjar STEM Center
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.