Dedicated to improving education and inspiring excellence through chess, the National Scholastic Chess Foundation specializes in curricular chess instruction and offers strategic development support for schools and other partners.

NSCF’s founder and executive director is FIDE Master Sunil Weeramantry, a nationally acclaimed instructor who has over 40 years experience teaching, coaching and developing award-winning programs.

  • Preparing for Next Season

    Whether for fun or to prepare for our Grand Prix tournament season, Thursday classes in New Castle begin again on Sept. 28 and Saturday mornings in Scarsdale begin on Sept. 30. A new series of small group lessons for Intermediate and Advanced players also run on Saturdays beginning Sept. 16 in White Plains. And our Grand Prix season kicks off Nov. 12!





  • Grand Prix Winners 2016-17

    High School: Ziabkin,Ivan
    Middle School: Schwartz,Jared
    Fifth Grade: Promisel,Joshua
    Fourth Grade George,Christopher
    Third Grade: Krishna,Rohan
    Second Grade: Doyle,Charles
    K-1: Dean,Colin
    Kindergarten: Wu,Stanley

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