Upcoming events

17
Oct
2017

10-17-2017 10:30 am -3:00 pm
Sunrise Athletic Center
Sunrise Athletic Center
11501 NW 44th Street, Sunrise, FL 33351
Free

OUR LEVEL 1 WORKSHOP IS BEING ADAPTED FOR VETERANS!

Instructor: Chris Goldthorpe

Chess is a great activity for: • Social connection and recreation • Therapy (including PTSD) • Mentoring young people

Even if you’ve never played chess, this one-day workshop will teach you the basics from rules and piece movement to beginning tactics. The workshop will also prepare you to use chess as a mentoring tool. 

The workshop includes NSCF’s curriculum outline, referral to grade appropriate curriculum resources, and on-going training online (individual accounts set-up instructions are supplied with your workshop materials).

Our goal is to provide regular opportunities for veterans to play chess as a recreational activity, to assist those who want to use chess to engage other veterans and for those who might like to mentor young people in our school and community programs. 

Normally $200, this class is generously sponsored by the City of Sunrise. Presented in partnership with the American Legion, Sunrise Post 365, and Mission United.

Note: This same class is being offered at Mission United on Thursday, September 21. Please do not register for both classes. Space is limited.

Click here to download a printable PDF flyer to share with others who may be interested in participating. 

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17
Oct
2017

10-17-2017 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
City Park Gym
City Park Gym
6700 Sunset Strip Sunrise, FL 33313
Free

The Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess is offering chess instruction for students in East Sunrise on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 pm . The class is open to all students in grades 4-12 and to all levels of play. For October, this time period will be introductory instruction and open play with our Area Coordinator Mourice Hylton.

Then, beginning on November 7, Senior Instructor Chris Goldthorpe will offer a 7-week class featuring lectures, chess problem-solving, fun games and competitive play. The class is free for Sunrise residents.

Please note: This is a class. Please sign up only if you are committed to attending every week. We understand sometimes something will happen that changes this, but the classes are built so that there is a progression to the instruction so that the kids actually see improvement in their chess ability and in their understanding of how chess relates to other academics and life activities.

If you just want to play chess as a fun activity, come to the Open Play, also at City Park Gym, on Saturdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

 

19
Oct
2017

10-19-2017 10:30 am -3:00 pm
Mission United
Mission United
1300 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Free

OUR LEVEL 1 WORKSHOP IS BEING ADAPTED FOR VETERANS!

Instructor: Chris Goldthorpe

Chess is a great activity for: • Social connection and recreation • Therapy (including PTSD) • Mentoring young people

Even if you’ve never played chess, this one-day workshop will teach you the basics from rules and piece movement to beginning tactics. The workshop will also prepare you to use chess as a mentoring tool. 

The workshop includes NSCF’s curriculum outline, referral to grade appropriate curriculum resources, and on-going training online (individual accounts set-up instructions are supplied with your workshop materials).

Our goal is to provide regular opportunities for veterans to play chess as a recreational activity, to assist those who want to use chess to engage other veterans and for those who might like to mentor young people in our school and community programs. 

Normally $200, this class is generously sponsored by the City of Sunrise. Presented in partnership with the American Legion, Sunrise Post 365, and Mission United.

Note: This same class is being offered in Sunrise on Tuesday, September 19. Please do not register for both classes. Space is limited.

Click here to download a printable PDF flyer to share with others who may be interested in participating. 

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21
Oct
2017

10-21-2017 9:00 am -2:45 pm
Village Civic Center
Village Civic Center
6800 Sunset Strip, Sunrise, FL 33313, USA
Free

ONE DAY WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS, PARENT VOLUNTEERS AND YOUTH MENTORS

Instructor: FM Sunil Weeramantry

Workshop #3 quickly reviews basics of chess taught in the first two workshops, then moves to the next level of instruction with tips and techniques Sunil has developed over 40 years of developing chess in education programs. The workshop includes additional materials and online resources.

Normally $250, this class is generously sponsored by the Broward Education Foundation, the Florida Panthers Foundation and the City of Sunrise.

Pre-requisite: Demystifying Chess Workshop #2 - Moving Beyond the Basics. If you need any assistance or clarification, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your phone number.

13
28
Oct
2017

10-28-2017 8:30 am -2:30 am
Village Civic Center
Village Civic Center
6800 Sunset Strip, Sunrise, FL 33313, USA
Free

Open to Aspiring Chess Players grades 4 to 12 and limited to the first 100 entries, this fun chess tournament offers trophies to the top performers (up to 20 places, based upon registration). Other prizes provided by local merchants. 

Our event is open to all students grades 4 to 12 attending school (public, charter, private, religious or registered in homeschool) in Broward County, Florida. This tournament follows USCF rules but is not rated by the Federation; all participants will earn Sunrise Chess Ratings points. 

Format: Game/30, delay 5 if clocks are used. Notation is required but clocks are not. TDs may place a clock on games that are running up against the time control.

Advance Registration Only. Check-in begins at 8:00 am. Opening ceremony at 8:30. First round begins immediately afterwards.

This event is not affiliated with BCPS. The tournament is free thanks to the support of our sponsors: Broward Sheriff's Advisory CouncilThe City of Sunrise and the Florida Panthers Foundation.

For a copy of our tournament flyer, click here.

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