|KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2011 SCHOLASTICS|
|January 24, 2011|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kasparov Chess Foundation
KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2011 SERIES OF SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Individual and Team Tournaments Planned for Greater New York, Greater Mid-Atlantic, and Greater Chicago Areas of the United States.
New York, NY, Jan. 24, 2011 -- Kasparov Chess Foundation today announced its 2011 Scholastic Championships Series, spanning across major metropolitan areas of the nation. The Foundation Chairman and former World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov, will be signing his latest books and giving encouragement to all players at the Greater New York Championships at the New Yorker Hotel.
The Foundation is organizing these events in conjunction with local chess organizations in each region, including Chess Center of New York, ChessPRO, and University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Renaissance Knights.
The tournament schedules are as follows:
Jan. 29 - 30, Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships at the New Yorker Hotel, Manhattan, NY; for more information visit: http://www.chesscenter.cc/ or email [email protected]
Feb. 5 - 6, Greater Chicago Scholastic Chess Championships at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Chicago, IL; for more information visit: http://www.renaissanceknights.org/event/greaterchicago
Feb. 5, Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Chess Championships at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD; entries by mail: CHESSPRO, P.O. Box 30006, Bethesda, MD 20824-0006; for more information, phone: (901) 550-0265
According to Kasparov Chess Foundation President Michael Khodarkovsky, the tournaments are centered in the major metros in each region. "Similar to previous years, we're making these events available to the largest population of players by hosting these events in the key cities, while making them more accessible and affordable for their families."
For details on each regional Championship, please see links above. Welcome to KCF's Scholastic Chess Championships across the nation.
About Kasparov Chess Foundation
Founded by World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, KCF's mission is to bring the many educational benefits of chess to children throughout the United States by providing a complete chess curriculum and enrichment programs. The Foundation promotes the study of chess as a cognitive learning tool in curricular classes and after-school programs for elementary, middle and high schools, both in the public and private school sectors. The not-for-profit educational organization also organizes tournaments and competitions on a local and national basis. For more information, please visit http://www.kasparovchessfoundation.org.