PS 151 Tactical (Chess) Tuesdays 2016-2017

YCS is excited to announce that New York City Chess Inc will be expanding our chess offerings to children with a new Afterschool Program.
From jump starting our littlest ones with Head Start Chess to a Chess for Girls Club and now Performance Chess and e


  • Spring Session | February 7th - June 13th (Public School Calendar)


Tuesdays: Head Start Chess

An exciting introduction to the game of Chess, Students will enjoy small Student to Teacher ratio, Chess Art projects, real live games and fun "Tournament like" activities. Students receive training according to their individual levels. Head Start is a whole new way to introduce, engage and captivate beginners and intermediate players in the new (yes new) exciting game of Chess.

Tuesdays: Advancing in Chess!

The Advancing in Chess group will take beginners to the next level! These students will focus on chess tactics, opening development and basic endgame strategies. Students in this group are not required to have USCF ratings, but should be committed to playing at least one tournament per semester.

Tuesdays: Performance Chess & Team Development

The P.S. 151 Chess Team Group will enjoy advanced instruction, Tournament Preparation and fun filled competition with other teams! Open to all skill levels of chess, by participating in this exciting environment, children will realize short medium and long term goals playing the all important game of Chess.


General Schedule: 
  • 3:00 Instructors gather with students
  • 3:00 - 3:30 Snack time, Free time
  • 3:45 - 5:00 Students will engage in a variety of appropriate activities within their respective programs, including lectures, puzzles, structured play, competitions, and more
  • 5:00 Pick up
  • 5:00 - 6:00 Late Pick Up

Help Support YCS Chess Kids!

Here's an opportunity to support your school's program and free.

The excitement around here continues to grow! Sponsor a classmate in need, help cover costs associated with National, City and State competitions, knowing that 100% of your donation will directly to your chess program and nowhere else. New York City Chess Services Inc. a non profit IRS approved 501(c)(3) created by Chess NYC to make this happen!

* Financial Assistance Available for all Chess NYC group programs

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