Chess

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Chess is an integral part of the Lower School curriculum, starting in Kindergarten and continuing through Grade Two. Professional chess masters teach the fundamentals of the game, including various defensive and offensive strategies. All students may continue chess at the extracurricular level through Middle School. Browning has an active Chess Club, and many students participate in the Nationals every year. The School has traditionally performed well at this event, often placing among the top five or 10 schools in the nation.

After school chess lessons are offered on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays by registering through Veracross.

Please see below for chess tournaments and championship events for the 2017-2018 school year:

Please download the little house of chess app, or go to littlehouseofchess.com for the 2018-19 scholastic chess calendar of NYC events. Info and registration links are provided. 

FAMILY CHESS NIGHTS:

  • Thursday, Oct. 18, 5:00 pm

Tournament Events:

LOCATION: Play N Go
DATES:

LOCATION: G+T Quads (For players 1000 and up)
DATES:

  • September 22

  • September 29

  • October 13

  • October 20

  • October 27

  • November 3

  • November 10

  • November 17

LOCATION: Columbia Grammar
DATES:

  • October 12

  • November 2

  • November 30 

LOCATION: Top Level Chess
DATES:

  • September 29

  • October 27

  • November 10

  • December 8

  • January 26

  • March 2

  • April 13

  • May 4

LOCATION: PS 6 (Upper East Side-81st and Lex)
DATES:

  • September 30

  • November 4

  • December 9

  • January 27

LOCATION: Hunter (94th at Park) Run by the National Scholastic Chess Association. For more information, click here.
DATES:

  • September 23

  • October 21

  • December 2

LOCATION: Avenues: The World School run by Growing Minds Chess Academy
DATES:

  • September 30

  • December 2

2019 CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS:

  • NYC Championship. Jan 6-7, Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge.  open to all K-12 

  • NYS Championship. March 9-10- Saratoga Springs Hilton. 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY, 12866.

     Open to all K-12 . Please book hotel accommodations early.

  • National Elementary Championship K-6.  May 10-12

    The Gaylord Opryland resort and Convention Center, 2800 Opryland drive, Nashville Tn.  

    615-889-1000, 888-777-6779.  **Please make travel and hotel plans early! 

Contact Us

For inquiries please contact:

Browning Chess Director, Mr. Kennedy: jkennedy@browning.edu516-808-7745
Browning Chess Coordinator, Julianne Rowland: jrowland@browning.edu