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October 2016 Newsletter

Education

Service

Philanthropy

Education

Local Chess Club News

The chess program welcomes new and old students!

Quest Academy Tournament


Held on September 17th, 2016 the tournament had 70 players competing in 4 sections. In addition to advancing cognitive skills the chess program offers opportunities for leadership through service learning. The youth and adult helpers raised $375. 100% of food sold at the tournament was donated towards creating a digital product for service learning. Chess Without Borders, Kandimalla and the Schwartz families donated the food sold at the tournament.

Next Tournament


Our next tournament will be held at Quest Academy on October 29th. Sanjaya and Sahitya Maheshwaram will be the Service Leaders at the tournament. Watch out for a surprise at the concession stand!
National Chess News
  1. The 10th Tal Memorial has just finished in Moscow. GM Ian Nepomniachtchi took first place ahead of really strong GMs including World Champions Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik.
  2. The World Youth Championship has also finished in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Armenian players got two medals out of possible 6.
  3. The Isle of Man International tournament is currently taking place, including 3 highest rated US GMs. After 6 out of 10 rounds, GM Pavel Eljanov from Ukraine is in lead with 5.5 points.

Service

Youth from Chess Without Borders win highest award for service.
The Points of Light award from the White House was given to: Ethan Gagliano, Pranav and Prashant Ramachandra, Prathik Kandimalla, Jack and Jane Bradley, Vishal, Varun and Rohan Ahuja, Millen and Jeeven Srivastava, Eleanore van Marwijk Kooy, Kyla Smith, Aryan and Ayushi Shah, Toby Schwartz, Siddharth and Abhijeet Gehlaut, Yasoob and Nabeel Rasheed, Jack Bongiorno, Sanjaya and Sahitya Maheswaran, Lyle and Zach Green, Sophia Cai, Julie Ann Ashley and Sathvik Rachamarla.
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UN Youth Delegates
Congratulations to our delegates at the UN Youth Assembly in New York.

This summer Nabeel Rasheed, Rohan Ahuja, Siddharth Gehlaut, Eleanore van Marwijk Kooy represented Chess Without Borders at the Youth Assembly in New York. Our students were invited because of the diverse humanitarian projects we have accomplished through our chess program. Last year Millen Srivastava, Toby Schwartz and Lyle Green were invited to the UN.
Our award-winning volunteers hosted Jean Ntwangawe, from Rwanda. Watch this video made by Nabeel Rasheed of this fascinating cultural exchange.

Philanthropy

Thank you for our success at philanthropy!
The chess program has donated over $130,000 to local and global charities since 2000.
Change Makers
We are hard at work exploring building a digital product, called Change Makers that will connect nonprofits with volunteers and measure data about the impact of the service.
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The product will be made by JuicedApps, an app design and development company based in New York. For information visit www.juicedapps.com.
 
The inspiration behind the program is Sam Oliver. Read her life story here.

Please feel free to give us feedback on your ideas for our project. We are exploring methods to deliver the best product possible to advance service learning and to honor the years of service generously given by Sam Oliver.
Watch the impact of our programs
This newsletter is brought to you by JuicedApps. JuicedApps will donate 10% of proceeds from any referral made by chess families to Chess Without Borders. We remain committed to promoting chess and the mission of combining chess education with service and philanthropy.
 
Please visit our web site at www.juicedapps.com.


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