NSCF Instructor, NSCF Director of Development
Mike has been involved in chess for over 15 years, as a strong
competitor in chess tournaments and as a chess instructor, teaching in Greenwich, Connecticut and
in Westchester County.
Director of Development for the NSCF Mike is
constantly working to find new ways of adding chess
instuction to various school districts in the
Westchester County and lower Connecticut Region.
Mike is an alumnus of the White Plains Public Schools chess program that the NSCF
first instituted in 1985. As such, he brings a unique perspective to his classes, and
is able to relate his own chess experience to that of his students. One of the
highlights of Mike's scholastic chess career was scoring 6/7 in the top section of the
1990 Elementary School Championships.
After a break from tournament
chess during his High School and College years, Mike came back to tournament play with a flourish,
as he played a pivotal role in helping
the "Weera Family" team take first place in the
US Amateur Team East championships in 2002. Among Mike's recent tournament successes
was winning clear first in the 2003 Bronx Yonkers Club
Championships, by going undefeated and beating two
strong masters in the process.