Los Angeles, Ca – The Chess Tutors Grand Match Gala on the campus of University of Southern California in the courtyard for the 12 Annual Gala. This years event took place on June 25th, 2016 with over 300 kids ready to face of intellectually through the game of chess. What’s not to love kids from all over, having the opportunity to use their minds. The current back to back 2014 & 2015 Champions Open Charter Magnet School were back to defend their crown proudly.
Ali Ellington (Co-Founder/Teacher) was asked the question, WHY? “My father taught me how to play chess in the second grade and it was one of the greatest things ever.” Growing up in a neighborhood where the culture was too Box or fight as a way of competition. Ellington was learning from the greatest game ever played. When Ellington was in fourth grade he engaged with the neighborhood bully who was maybe in 8th grade, but this time it was different. He began to teach him how to play chess. From then on the bully was shown how to use his mind verse his fist for competition. The first of many students were introduced to this great game of chess from “The Duke of Chess” Ali Ellington.
The group Chess Tutors offers an after school program at many schools throughout Greater Los Angeles. The program has reached approximately 100 schools within 20 school districts. Their continued success is widely due to their staff and the parents understanding and adhering to the policies. They have a five phase approach which is the basis to their program.
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide, both amateurs and professionals. Chess is believed to have originated in India, some time before the 7th century, being derived from the Indian game ofchaturanga. Chaturanga is also the likely ancestor of the Eastern strategy games xiangqi, janggi and shogi. The pieces took on their current powers in Spain in the late 15th century; the rules were finally standardized in the 19th century.
To get your child involved in this great program or for more info please go to Chess Tutors