January 2017 – Chess educators explore connections between chess and the arts: An article about the Queen's Journey event from last Fall is on the main edition of the chessbase news site. It shares the education context of why we produced this ballet-music-history-and-chess performance.

February 2016 – En espanol! Interview with Sunil from Gibraltar ran in papers in Spain as well as on the Spanish-language edition of the chessbase news site

November 2015 – Bronxville Elementary Students Learn Chess, featuring the NSCF after school program and instructor Silvio Rosato ran on The Patch, an online newspaper. 

October 2015 – New Rochelle Daily Voice and the Greenwich Post each ran a quick feature about the start of the 2015-16 NSCF Grand Prix season. 

January 2015 – Author and NSCF board member Betsy Berns Korn shared a parent's perspective on the benefits of chess for children on 1490 WGCH radio in Greenwich.

December 2014 – This one is about two of our young NSCF students at the Brunswick School who are using their knowledge and enthusiasm for chess to help others. Greenwich Time ran a very nice feature story!

September 2014 – NSCF Executive Director Sunil Weeramantry was featured in Concordia University's School of Education newsmagazine.

April/May 2014 – The visit by Uganda's Junior Chess Champion and all-around inspirational success story, Phiona Mutesi, and her coach Robert Katende generated press coverage for NSCF on the Westchester Journal News website on April 30th (Ugandan Chess Queen Speaks to Westchester Students) and on May 8 (Chess Expert Wows Greenburgh Elementary School Audience).

Earlier stories included features on Chess.com, the chessdrum and other publications around the world.

"NSCF Chess Camps Help Prevent Summer Learning Loss and Teach Kids Skills for the Next School Year" ran in the Pelham Post on May 9 and earlier in the Hartsdale Roundup.

March 2014  – One of our booster moms, Julia Golier Bornmann recently wrote about the Greenwich Academy tournament which was published to the Bronxville online news.

 

From the Archives

In this 1999 New York Times article, Sunil shares some of his teaching philosophy.

Chess on Sesame Street: Another favorite from the archives, this video clip features Sunil's chess program for lower grades.

 

Recommended books for beginning players.

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