More than 250 Bronx Students To Compete in Bronx Chess Tournament
On Tuesday, December 15, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will welcome more than 250 students, grades 3-8, from Bronx public schools to the Bronx County Building to compete in the Borough President’s Chess Challenge.
The tournament has two divisions – Elementary School and Junior High School – and individuals as well as team champions from both divisions will be presented awards.
Borough President Diaz will be on hand throughout the tournament to play in chess games with the students, provide encouragement and present tournament winners with awards.
The students will represent eight public elementary and middle schools from throughout the Bronx, and each student is a participant in the Chess in the Schools program.
Since 1986, Chess in the Schools has taught, inspired, and empowered more than a half-million students in the most underserved communities throughout New York City. Students learn to use chess as an educational tool to promote learning and critical thinking.
The tournament commences at 10 AM on Tuesday, December 15 in the Veterans Hall at the Bronx County Building located at 851 Grand Concourse. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 PM.