Students to compete in Greenwich City Scholastic Chess Championship

Registration is now open for the 2016 Greenwich City Scholastic Chess Championship being held Sunday, Jan. 24 at Greenwich Academy, 200 North Maple Avenue, Greenwich.

The tournament is open to all students from kindergarten through high school with sections arranged based on grade. The event is organized by the National Scholastic Chess Foundation and is part of its 2015-16 tournament chess season which comprises 18 events throughout Fairfield County, Conn. and Westchester County, N.Y.

The tournament is open to all students regardless of where they live. Prizes are awarded to the top individual and team performers. In addition, the top player in each of seven grade categories who resides in or attends school in Greenwich will receive a plaque as Greenwich City Scholastic Chess Champion. Top school teams (sum of team scores across related sections) will also receive awards.

Competitors must be members of the United States Chess Federation. The NSCF has made arrangements for a discounted membership fees for non- members playing in our tournaments through the end of January.

For more information or to register online, visit the Tournaments section at www.NSCFchess.org or call 914-683-5322.

Greenwich Academy students Noor and Sanah Rekhi were among the winners at last year’s Greenwich City Scholastic Chess Championship. The 2016 competition will be held Sunday, January 24, once again hosted by Greenwich Academy. Registration is open to all K-12 students. Visit NSCFchess.org for details. — Photo by Polly Wright.

Greenwich Academy students Noor and Sanah Rekhi were among the winners at last year’s Greenwich City Scholastic Chess Championship. The 2016 competition will be held Sunday, January 24, once again hosted by Greenwich Academy. Registration is open to all K-12 students. Visit NSCFchess.org for details. — Photo by Polly Wright.

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