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Advanced Chess Club : 3:15pm to 5:15 pm
OCTOBER 31,  NOVEMBER 7, 14, 21  DECEMBER 5, 12, 2015  

The club is geared exclusively to active scholastic tournament players who are looking for new opportunities to play quality games against their peers.
Each session features high-level lectures and challenging problems to solve. There is no club like this anywhere!
Grandmaster Sergey Kudrin will be coming in for regular guest lectures! 
The cost of the 6- week session club is $210 Siblings are half-price!

Tournaments :NECA 26



Despite it being a summer day, we had a wonderful turn out of determined chess players. The winners are as follows:

Kindergarten: Dave Paruvangada from Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School scoring 4 points, Grant Galvin from The Children's School scoring 3 points and Kyler Marshall from The Children's School scoring 2 points.

First Grade: Arav Ramaswamy from The Children's School scoring first place with a total of 4 points, Harrison Hantman also from The Children's School scoring 3 points, and Brady Eldredge from Hindley Elementary scoring a total of 2.5 points.

Primary Novice: Kate Liu from Whitby School scored a total of 4 points, Solomon Green from Bi-Cultural Day School scored a total of 3 points, and Tim Paruvangada from Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School scored 3 points.

Primary Open: Peter Liu from Whitby School scored a total of 4 points, Mateusz Zalewski from Hindley Elementary scored 3 points, Henry Graham from Brunswick School scored 2.5 points.

Elementary Novice and Open: Michael Fotin from Greens Farms Academy scored a total of 3 points, Meena Behringer from Greenwich Academy scored a total of 3 points, Aaron Corcino from Perry Hill School scored a total of 3 points.

A total of 12 teams participated! The Children's School, with a total of 9 players, scored 1st place with a total of 12 points. Whitby School, with a total of 3 players, scored 2nd place. Hindley School, with a total of 5 players, scored third place.

All of our participants were determined and played exceptionally well. We look forward to seeing you all back in the fall! Enjoy your summer and keep playing chess

Breaking news!

Leo Koganov                           Mateusz Zalewsky with his coach NM
                                                Michael Koganov
NECA students shine at Connecticut State Chess Championship, which was held on April 26, 2015 at St. Thomas Aquinas in Fairfield, CT.
Leo Koganov won first place in the K-6 Open Section with an astounding 4.5 out of 5 points! Leo attends Dolan Middle School in Stamford, CT. Great work!
 Mateusz Zalewski had an outstanding outcome in the K-5 U700 Section and scored 4 out of 5 points. Mateusz attends Hindley Elementary School in Darien, CT and had a great turn out as he became Connecticut State Champion! Way to go, Mateusz! 
Lia Lavin is a winner in the Kindergarten Section from The Children’s School in Stamford, CT. Lia will also be traveling to Nationals in Nashville, TN in a few weeks. Keep up the good work, Lia!
Meher Jain participated in a chess tournament at Carmel Academy on April 26, 2015 where she ended the tournament with a perfect score of 4 out of 4 points in the Primary Novice Section! Meher attends Westover Magnet Elementary School in Stamford, CT and has gained 200 rating points due to her fantastic win!
We would also like to congratulate our NECA Development Director, GM Sergey Kudrin, for his spectacular win at the Eastern Class Championships in Sturbridge, MA on April 24- 26, 2015. GM Sergey Kudrin won first place with a total of 4.5 out of 5 points in the Open Section.
Congratulations to all of our exceptional NECA chess players. You have all done an incredible job- keep it up!


  (All students) Darien summer chess camps are open to players of all levels: beginners, intermediate players and tournament players. (1) Beginners will play a full game all the way to checkmate by the end of the week; (2) Intermediate players will learn new strategies and openings; and (3) Tournament-tested players will study famous games and learn how the best players in the world win...and how to play like them! Players will be grouped according to their level of play and age.

Your child will participate in many competitive activities, such as ladders, team tournaments and matches. Each day’s class will be divided into playing time (fun and serious games) as well as lecture and study time. Your child will have fun and improve at the same time, while making new friends. All participants will receive an award at the end of the week!

Enrollment will be limited to 16 students per instructor, with some classes smaller, based on the ages of the children who enroll. Parents, you are invited to join the class—at no cost— the second day of class. This will give you an opportunity to learn or improve your game, so you may better your chances of beating your child when you play chess at home!

Darien Summer Chess School


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