Chess NYC's Network of Schools enjoyed continued success @ The 2016 Elementary National Championships in Nashville Tennessee! Tireless preparation paid dividends for Individuals, Teams & their Coaches! Over 2250 Players from across the USA competed making it one of the largest Nationals in The United States Chess Federation history! Congratulations to Chelsea Prep/PS 33, PS 11, Lower Lab/PS 77, PS 59, YCS/PS 151 & all the other New York City schools and programs on a Job Well Done! Ever Forward!! #nycstrong


Chelsea Prep was one of a handful of schools in the USA that garnered Team Trophies in 4 separate National sections and for the 1st time in the Program's history, a Player posted an incredible, perfect 7-0 result!

Team Awards:

  • K/1 Championship - Top 25
  • K/3 U 800 - 5th Place
  • K/3 Championship - 11th Place
  • K/5 Championship - 8th Place

Individual Awards:

  • Andres Gonzalez - National Champion (K/3 U 800)
  • Sumit Dhar - 20th Place (K/5 Championship)
  • William Tse - 25th Place (K/3 Championship)


The Lower Lab Lions are K/1 National Champions! An incredible all around Team effort secured their 1st ever Elementary National Championship! Competing well in 3 other sections this Team established themselves as an ever emerging Strong National Competitor! (Lower Lab Wins Nationals - New York Times)

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Team Awards:

  • K/1 Championship - National Champions!
  • K/3 Championship - 8th Place
  • K/3 U 800 - Top 20

Individual Awards:

  • Morgan Mairaj - 10th Place (K/1 Championship)
  • Royal Buchanan - 11th Place (K/1 Championship)
  • Noah Gillston 15th Place (K/1 Championship)
  • Sobel Gaudissard - 30th Place (K/1 Championship)
  • Benjamin Kwon - 30th Place (K/1 Championship)
  • Ellyssan Park - 30th Place (K/3 U 800)


Their 1st ever National Competition saw 9 Students from PS 59 claim a Top 10 Team Finish! The players worked extremely hard all season and really gelled as a team to make this all possible! The future for this Program is very Bright!


Team Awards:

  • K/5 U 900 - Top 10

Individual Awards:

  • Amelia Camilleri - 41st Place K/5 U 900
  • Cael Kinney - 45th Place K/5 U 900


With most of our Championship Team off on their annual, 4th grade class, school trip, PS 11's youngest Players stepped up and represented themselves well! Many playing in their 1st National Competition ever, The Team competed well enough to claim both Team and Individual, National recognition! The Chelsea ChessMates are here to stay!!


Team Awards:

  • K/3 U 800 - 12th Place

Individual Awards:

  • Nathaniel Mullodzhanov - 7th Place K/1 Championship
  • Theo Swain-Harding - 2nd Place K/3 Unrated
  • Roger Carasso - 22nd Place K/3 U 800

Y.C.S - PS 151

YCS/PS151's 1st National Ever was a memorable one! With only a handful of official Team Members this time, the team battled hard all weekend and even picked up National Individual recognition along the way! Well done Y.C.S! On to next year!!


Individual Awards:

  • Daniel Shaw - 45th Place K/5 U 900