Beginner's NSCF Chess for Youth

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library Boca Raton
DTL Community Room (All)

Event Details

Grades 4-12. Chess develops critical thinking, visualization and problem-solving skills, and promotes good sportsmanship. In this introductory class taught by a National Scholastic Chess Foundation instructor, tweens and teens will learn the basics of this classic game.

About Instructor Robert McKenzie: Robert McKenzie is a Senior Instructor for The Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess and has been an integral part of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation’s programming in South Florida for over 5 years, and a chess instructor for over 20 years. His Castle Hill Elementary program gained national recognition when his 3-girl team took 2nd place at the All Girls Nationals in Chicago. A math and STEM teacher at Lauderdale Lakes Middle School, Robert holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Bethune-Cookman University and a M.S. in Math Education from Nova Southeastern University. Proficient in teaching chess to younger students, Robert is Class A player, a Certified Chess Coach and Tournament Director of the United States Chess Federation, and Certified Senior Instructor of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation.
Event Type(s): DTL Program Childrens
Age Group(s): Grades 6th-12th, Grades 4th-5th

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