Kasparov Chess Foundation Announces 2016 Individual and Team Regional Scholastic Championships

New York, NY, Jan. 22, 2016 — Kasparov Chess Foundation welcomes students from K – 12 grades to take part in its 2016 Scholastic Championships Series, spanning across major metropolitan areas of the nation. The Foundation is sponsoring these tournaments in association with local chess organizations in each region, including Maryland State Chess Association in the Mid-Atlantic, and Renaissance Knights Foundation in the Midwest.

The tournament schedules are as follows:

Feb. 6, Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute & Western High School, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD; eMail: tournaments@mdchess.com; visit: http://www.mdchess.com for more information.

Feb. 6, Greater Chicago Scholastic Chess Championships at the McCormick Place – West Building, 2301 South Drive, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, IL. For further information, contact Renaissance Knights at david.heiser@renaissanceknights.oror via phone at (773) 844-0701. To register online, visit: http://rknights.org/registration/tournaments/greater-chicago-championships/.  Online Registration at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/RenaissanceKnights#/selectSessions/1088103

According to Kasparov Chess Foundation President, Michael Khodarkovsky, the tournaments are spread out throughout the country to make it accessible and affordable to all players and their families.  For details on each regional Championship, please see links above. Let the games begin!

About Kasparov Chess Foundation

Founded by World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, KCF’s mission is to bring the many educational benefits of chess to children worldwide by providing a complete chess curriculum and enrichment programs. The Foundation promotes the study of chess as a cognitive learning tool in curricular classes and after-school programs for elementary, middle and high schools, both in the public and private school sectors. The not-for-profit educational organization also organizes tournaments and competitions on a local and national basis. For more information, please visit http://www.kasparovchessfoundation.org.

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