NYC Public School in the Bronx Wins National Chess Tournament

Students of the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics, a New York City public school, became national chess champions after winning the U.S. Chess Federation's 2012 National K-12 Chess Championship tournament held in Orlando this year.

More than 1,225 students from all grades across the United States competed in the U.S. Chess Federation’s 2012 National K-12 Chess Championship held this year from Friday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Mariott World Center Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Chess pieces on chess boardStudents of the chess team at the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics took home the title of National Chess Champions for the 12th grade at the tournament, competing with chess players from elite high schools across the nation, including those in New York City like Stuyvesant High School, a specialized school, and Horace Mann School, an independent college prep school.


About the U.S. Chess Federation

The U.S. Chess Federation is the official, not-for-profit US membership organization for chess players and chess supporters of all ages and strengths, from beginners to Grandmasters. The USCF represents the United States in the World Chess Federation, linking US members to chess players around the world, and supporting the participation of Americans in official FIDE championship events at all levels. Founded in 1939, the USCF has over 80,000 members and more than 2,000 affiliated chess clubs and organizations.