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The first National Chess Championship for women was held in Bangalore in 1974 and was won by the eldest of the famous Khadilkar sisters, Vasanthie.
The first official National Chess Championship was held at Eluru (Andhra Pradesh) in 1955, which saw the crowning of R.B. Sapre and D. Venkayya as the first national chess champions jointly.
The Chennai-born girl Vijayalakshmi, who had won all the national chess titles open for the women from the under-10 girls title to the National "A" Chess Championship in 1995, won the five senior national titles in a row from 1998 to 2002. /feature/feyr2003/fmay2003/f130520031.html   (2519 words)

The Dalton School Chess Academy were National Elementary Chess Champions from 1987 through 1990, 1992 and 1993; Primary Team Champions in the same tournament from 1985 through 1991; National Junior High School Tournament Champions from 1988 through 1990, 1993; and 1994 and National High School Tournament Champions in 1995.
When chess is properly taught to children, they learn how to win and how to lose, and, as chess is an art and their intellectual understanding of the game increases, their esthetic enjoyment of the game slowly overcomes mere winning and losing.
Because chess is essentially problem solving, the only way for a child to excell [sic] is to learn to solve problems intellectually and esthetically. /scholastic/coach_9711.html   (1038 words)

 List of prizes, medals, and awards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
National Medal of Science -- given by the President of the United States on recommendation of the National Science Foundation to scientists and engineers in behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics.
Hubbard Medal -- National Geographic Society award for distinction in exploration, discovery, and research
National Medal of Technology -- American award for leading innovators. /wiki/List_of_prizes,_medals,_and_awards   (1256 words)

 Terre Haute Castle Chess Camp
The Castle Chess Camp is a nationally renowned program of chess instruction, recreation and competition that brings together some of the best chess teachers and scholastic players from across the U.S. the camp concept developed out of a 5-year study of 7th and 8th grade students by school teacher Bob Ferguson.
These students engaged in chess classes improved 17.3% compared to 4.5% for the students that were engaged in other forms of "enrichment activity." These results prompted Bob to form the American Chess School, which held its first resident camp in 1982.
The Castle Chess Camp is a structured week providing professional chess instruction, plenty of tournament and recreational play, and the opportunity to participate in other activities such as basketball, kickball, volleyball, swimming, and much more. /chess.htm   (848 words)

We have observed that getting Chess coaching to youngsters is becoming costlier and out of reach for common families as an average coach charges Rs.
Insist for transparent guidelines and proper co-ordination as lot of participation opportunities are missed by chess players in general.
Academy is organising "Iqbal Krishna Annual Chess Tournament" in collaboration with Botwinnik Chess Academy.   (665 words)

 Anatoly Karpov
At the age of 15 he became one of the youngest Soviet players ever to gain the title of National Master.
He once said, "To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well." He retained his title until losing to Garry Kasparov in a controversial match in 1985.
Anatoly Evgenievich Karpov was born in Zlatoust, Russia in 1951. /worldchamps/karpov/karpov.htm   (325 words)

 The Daily Dirt Chess Blog: Pawns Get Jiggy
Chess is good for the kids, but let's not pretend they are national chess champions.
Chess provides a vehicle for expression of success and the 1997 Vaux kids may have tasted success for the very first time in their entire lives...
Scholastic chess is not a microcosm of the chess world in its entirety, and, in fact, it differs in many ways from the adult chess world. /dailydirt/archives/pawns_get_jiggy.htm   (13937 words) Chess for Juniors : A Complete Guide for the Beginner (Chess): Books: Robert M. Snyder
Chess is a great way of helping my students improve their concentration and studies have shown that chess helps improve reading and math test scores.
He is the founder of the Chess for Juniors chess club in Garden Grove, California, the country's largest club for young people, and his school seminars have been attended by a total of over 50,000 students.
CHESS FOR JUNIORS is not only used for the lesson plans it has by myself, but it is clear and easy reading for the students. /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0812918673?v=glance   (3440 words)

 Chess For Success
Chess for Success founder and President, Michael Joelson, (2003 Ohio Chess Champion) is a national chess master and senior tournament director who has been teaching and directing chess programs in the Cleveland area since 1995.
He has been the private coach of seven state scholastic champions and has been the chief tournament director at several state scholastic tournaments attended by 250-600 students.
During the 02-03 school year, Joelson personally taught chess in fourteen different area schools, and directed programs which provided chess instruction in sixteen additional schools.   (134 words)

 US Chess Federation Press Release #18 of 2002
Xiao Cheng from Shamrock Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia and Sam Galler from the Summit School in Boulder, Colorado are the 2002 National Elementary Chess Champions.
Upcoming national championship events include the National Junior High School Chess Championship, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 9-12; the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, July 28-Aug 2, Cherry Hill New Jersey; the 2002 National Youth Action Championship, November 16-17, Rockford, Illinois; and the 2002 National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championship, December 13-15, Atlanta, Georgia.
The United States Chess Federation, founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the U. The non-profit organization seeks to extend the role of chess in American society, promotes the study and knowledge of chess, and provides ratings for members who want to play in rated tournaments. /news/press/uspr0218.html   (410 words)

He earned the title of National Chess Master in 2003 and is currently ranked number 6 in the U.S. for his age group.
Jake was invited to play in the U.S. Cadets, the World Junior Olympics, the U.S. Masters Tournament, and now has received an invitation from the American Foundation For Chess to play in the United States Championship.
Jake is no stranger to chess instruction, as he has worked with students at his own camps and in school settings for four years. /jakekleiman.html   (154 words)

 Jamaica Chess Federation - National Champs 2003
After the end of the 10th and penultimate round of the 2003 Jamaican championships this evening in the rarefied intellectual atmosphere of the Norman Manley Law School, the final round tomorrow is set for a mouth-watering fairy tale finale.
This years field of 12 players will include (Six) 6 National Masters, including Many time National Champions NM Jomo Pitterson, NM Robert Wheeler and NM Duane Rowe.
All in all a fascinating day of chess is in store with the media and sponsors set to join players and spectators for the awards/closing ceremony at the end of the round. /chessjamaica/tournament/2003natchamps.html   (2706 words)

 Chess 2004
America's quietest sport can boast a dozen new champions who have captured $20,000 in scholarship prizes at the National Finals of The AmericInn Chess Championship.
Recognized as one of the largest corporate sponsored chess events, The AmericInn Chess Championship emphasizes AmericInn's commitment to youth education and quiet lodging.
The AmericInn Chess Championship began last fall, when more than 700 competitors, ages 19 and younger, competed in 127 qualifying rounds held at AmericInn locations across the country. /chess_2004.aspx   (357 words)

 Perry Public Schools :: Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
He was also the Chess Club coach from 1956 to 1976, during which time he coached several State and National Chess Champions.
His teams won the WRL Baseball Championship in 1930, 1939 and 1943.
His teams were League Champions in 1941 and 1961 in football. /district/alumni/distinguished.php   (6623 words)

 List of national chess championships - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A number of countries hold national championships in chess.
Dutch Chess Championship/ Dutch Women's Chess Championship
Spanish Chess Championship/ Spanish Women's Chess Championship /wiki/List_of_national_chess_championships   (69 words)

 National Scholastic Chess Foundation
Congratulations to the 2003 Westchester County Scholastic Chess Champions:
At the Ramaz Chess Championship IX, Ramaz pre-K student Benjamin Rabinowitz won the K-1 section with a perfect score!
Scholastic chess players often start on the path to excellence by learning and improving their chess skills in school chess programs. /nscfnews.htm   (490 words)

Xiao Cheng from Shamrock Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia and Sam Galler from the Summit School in Boulder, Colorado are the 2002 National Elementary Chess Champions.
Arnold,Marc Tyler Arnold from Columbia Grammer School in New York, New York won the K-3 Championship, also with a perfect score of 7.
Michael Cambareri from the St. George School in Spokane, Washington is the K-5 Champion, with a perfect Score of 7. /chess/02-ELEM   (200 words)

 Releases :: Salome Thomas-El to speak at Moravian College leadership program
He earned national praise as a teacher and chess coach at Robert Vaux Middle School, where his students have won world recognition as eight-time National Chess Champions.
The promotion came not only because he increased morale and discipline among students at his school but also because he taught children to play chess, children who went on to win local and national competitions.
Salome Thomas-El, a doctoral student at Lehigh University, was born and raised in the inner city of Philadelphia and has been a teacher in the Philadelphia School District since 1987. /news/releases/2004/005.htm   (596 words)

 2000 National Elementary School Chess Championships
This tournament is one of the official 2000 National Scholastic Championships sponsored by USCF.
The first place players and teams in each open section will be recognized as National Champions.
Sponsored by the U.S. Chess Federation in cooperation with the Dallas Chess Club, Texas Chess Association, Plano Chess, Chess in Education, and the Dallas Area Chess-in-Schools. /chess/00-ELEM   (227 words)

 The Keystone - Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Nathan Durant, Elementary Education major, Demetrius Carroll, Speech Communication major and Earl Jenkins, Electronic Media major, three freshmen at KU, are former champions of the National Elementary Chess League, a series of competitions, which are the equivalent to the Little League World Series.
Though chess is considered by many to be a game of sheer intellect and strategy, there are many others who feel that chess is just another board game.
However, at KU, there are three students who feel that chess is much more than just a game—it has helped them to achieve levels of success far beyond that which anyone could have imagined. /story.asp?Art_id=513   (718 words)

 Salome Thomas-EL Convocation
He gained national notice as a teacher at the Robert Vaux Middle School, where he motivated and improved discipline among his students while teaching them to play chess -- well enough that they won world recognition as eight-time National Chess Champions.
Thomas-EL received the Marcus A. Foster Award as the outstanding School District Administrator in Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania's distinguished Martin Luther King Award.
In 1997 Thomas-EL was offered a promotion that would have given him a $25,000 raise and greater management options, which he refused. /publicaffairs/pressreleases/thomas_el_9-05.html   (427 words)

 I Choose to Stay: About Salome Thomas-EL
He received national acclaim as a teacher and chess coach at Vaux Middle School, where his students have gone on to win world recognition as Eight-Time National Chess Champions.
Armed with only a chess board and a profound belief in their potential, Thomas-EL’s faith and commitment has motivated hundreds of children in Philadelphia to attend magnet high schools, major colleges and universities.
Reynolds is only one block from Vaux, allowing Thomas-EL to continue his life-inspiring chess program there. /html/about_salome_thomas-el.html   (394 words)

 Winning Chess Tournaments for Juniors by Robert M. Snyder
Robert M. Snyder, National Chess Master, is a highly-regarded chess educator whose teams have won the National Scholastic Championships ten times.
In addition to providing preparatory advice and tactical lessons for champions-in-training, Snyder outlines winning games of chess champions and includes profiles of individual players.
Robert M. Snyder is one of America’s top chess trainers for young players and the coach of many first-place tournament players. /catalog/display.pperl?0812936353   (219 words)

 Caltech Chess Club
The team then won the 2004 U.S. Amateur Team Championship to become the first ever back-to-back national amateur team chess champions.
The Caltech Chess Club welcomes players of all levels and from all of the Caltech community.
In such an event, one of the the Caltech Chess Club's master players takes up the challenge of playing simultaneously against a large number of opponents. /~citchess   (306 words)

 Scottish National Chess League
Teams from throughout Scotland compete for the honour of being the league champions.
Send mail to glynis with questions or comments about this web site.   (89 words)

 The Chess Drum
He has been playing on the Newport B Team in the Counties Chess Championships.
Ignatius Njobvu, arguably Botswana's best ever chess player, has added the 2005 Palapye Open Championship to his many titles.
Ryan Palmer of Jamaica has made a presence in England as a member of the Newport Chess Club.   (127 words)

Opening the Convention will be Salome Thomas-El, former teacher at Vaux Middle School who led his chess students to win world recognition as eight-time National Chess Champions.
Hear his fascinating story that has earned national attention.
Loyalty, perseverance, leadership and being committed to a purpose larger than one's self resulted in his memoir, I Choose To Stay, which will soon be a Disney movie. /Speaker.htm   (156 words)

 Canadian Chess
Chess has been played in Canada since the early 18th century, and probably since the late 17th century.
Organized local chess in Canada dates from the late 18th century: Richard Bulkeley was president of a 'chess, pencil, and brush club' in Halifax, Nova Scotia from about 1787.
Canadian Chess Games - all of the games on this webpage are in the game file, in the order in which they are referred to on this webpage, except for missing game scores, which are marked with a * on this webpage /~bw998/canchess.html   (7602 words)

 US Chess Federation:
2005 National K-12/Collegiate Championship December 2 - 4 Houston, TX
You will now be able to join, renew and enter our national events in real time from the US Chess website!
Brochure for The University of Texas at Dallas Chess Program. /scholastic   (429 words)

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