NM Ricardo Perez Billinghurst has been teaching chess in New York City and Connecticut since 2005. He joined NSCF in 2007. A National Master who is an active tournament player, Ricardo frequently draws from his own experience in tournament play to engage his students and enliven his presentation.
Ricardo brings tremendous patience and enthusiasm to his teaching and displays a keen sense of humor that is much appreciated by his students. His vast experience with children of different ages and backgrounds, as well as his ability to communicate with ease in Spanish, provide a valuable addition to the NSCF.
Ricardo holds a Senior Tournament Director certificate awarded by the United States Chess Federation. He has been responsible for running the NSCF tournaments since 2012.