Upcoming Nationals

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2020 High School Nationals

April 1st - April 6th 

Columbus, OH


Parents and coaches please contact us about attending with PCS.

2020 All Girls Nationals

April 15th - April 20th 

Wheeling, IL


Parents and coaches please contact us about attending with PCS.

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About Us

Mission

  

· Facilitate trips for Philadelphia scholastic chess players to National Chess Championships.


· Provide opportunities for scholastic chess groups in Philadelphia to create a larger community.


· Encourage personal growth through the game of chess.

Vision

  

To plan, organize, and fundraise for trips to National Chess Championships for students across Philadelphia. Trips to Nationals will allow chess players the opportunity to learn just as much about themselves and the world, as about the game of chess. Well planned trips will result in players being part of a larger world. They will compete with people from across the country and experience many “firsts” in their lives. Players will be encouraged to do their best, look out for each other, compete; win with humility, lose with grace and do both with dignity. Strategic planning, and problem solving – regardless of the final outcome of the match – will also be celebrated. By being part of a team and through their encounters with other teams, students will also learn about people from other walks of life and strengthen their relationship-building skills. These experiences will all serve to encourage them, resulting in increased confidence and the motivation to imagine a world of bigger dreams and possibilities.

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