Because of the involvement and high expectations of our parents, teachers and community our students are able to achieve these high humanitarian goals.
We offer group lessons on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Saturday’s at GM Shulman’s house (428 Waverly Rd., Barrington, IL 60010).
||1. 10:00 – 11:00 AM
2. 11:05 – 12:05 PM
3. 12:10 – 1:10 PM
|Chess Level||Everyone is welcome!||1400+, limited to 6 players||Everyone is welcome!|
**pre-registration is required for all group lessons (please contact us if you are planning to attend our group lessons Yury 312-375-7475 or contact Viktoria email@example.com)
There are two groups on Tuesday and Saturday:
- Advanced (rating around 1000)
- Beginner/Intermediate for unrated and players up to 400 rated players.
- Advanced players – might be interested in learning the new openings, advanced chess tactics, endgames, postional play and strategy, planning, learning about Chess World Champions and their style of playing.
- Intermediate players – might want to learn how to checkmate Lone King with Queen and Rook, Queen, Rook, learn about opening principles, chess tactics.
- Beginner player – might want to learn how to move pieces, or might want to learn what is check, checkmate, castling, pawn promotion, en passant, value of pieces.
Tuesday flier is available here: http://shulmanchess.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Tuesday-Chess-Club-Fall-20121.pdf
registration online is available here: http://shulmanchess.com/2012/08/tuesday-chess-club-registration-form-fall-2012/
Saturday flier is available here: http://shulmanchess.com/2012/08/tuesday-chess-club-registration-form-fall-2012/
registration online is available here: http://shulmanchess.com/2012/08/saturday-chess-club-registration-form/
All our chess clubs registrations can be found here: http://shulmanchess.com/2012/08/chess-clubs/
Please contact us if you have questions.
Congratulations to Aidan and Zander Kitchen who have excelled as Marketing Agents for the sales of the documentary produced by Chess Without Borders called “A Future for Meher”. Aidan and Zander are identical twins both are also enthusiastic chess players but now they have found a new calling as Marketing Agents. They have sold a record number of DVD’s combining charm, knowledge and spirit of helping. The funds raised from the documentary will be used for establishing a computer center in the Govindpuri Slum Education Center in Delhi, India. The service the students render will qualify as a project for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Chess Without Borders is proud of the humanitarian education it is able to provide through projects such as this.
Photograph of Aidan and Zander taken by Joseph Ridgway last year at a tournament. We salute their humanitarian spirit.
Be sure to visit the Barrington Area Library to view our photo Display about Chess Without Borders. The display will last till the end of this month. Each of you has made it possible to combine humanitarian goals with chess education. We have donated $80,000 to various charities, volunteered over 50,000 hours and educated over 10,000 students through this program created in 2000 at Grove Avenue School. We have won many awards/scholarships/honors for this unique program.
The display was a result of the hard work of Amanda Vondrak and Dr Kiran Frey
The tournament held at Countryside School was a success in many ways thanks to the students and volunteers. The players continue advancing in their knowledge as they get an opportunity to test their skills at tournaments. Through food sales Chess Without Borders raised $490 thanks to the efforts of our student and adult volunteers. The money will be donated to a local Illinois charity that will provide a meal for prisoners who are being rehabilitated into society. Our student volunteers were Toby Schwartz, Millen Srivastava, Varun Ahuja, Prathnik Kandimala, Zander and Aidan Kitchen and Jane Bradley. They were terrific in their charm and service.
A special thanks goes out to our adult helpers who generously donated their time and effort as they taught our students the value of service and what it means to make a difference in this world. We salute our very own Grandmaster Gourmet Chef Zein Bertacchi who has made it a tradition to serve hand made hummus at many tournaments. We have donated $75,930 over the last ten years and won many awards for our unique combination of education with service.
Special thanks to adult volunteers Margo Bradley, Jeff, Marian Wulff, Nina Sethi, Peggy Schwartz and Zein Bertacchi who worked tirelessly to reach our goals. The supplies were donated by Chess Without Borders, Shona Ahuja, Sethis and Margo Bradley. Each tournament is an introduction to the rich world of learning and service for our students many of whom go on to win the Presidential Award for creating projects through service.
The documentary, A Future for Meher”, chronicling the humanitarian work done by chess families and students is entered in the Elgin Film Festival. The chess community has raised $31,000 in the last 4 years allowing 8-year-old Meher to have 3 plastic surgeries on her hands and face. Meher was a victim of severe burns after her mosquito net caught fire when she was an infant. Because of her circumstances she was unable to receive any medical care untill chess students stepped in. The documentary is a triumph of how students can work together to accomplish incredible goals. In this case they gave Meher a favorable chance at life.
Students competing at the 4th Annual Hough Street Chess Tournament
(Photograph by Joseph Ridgway)
Chess Without Borders has won awards, honors and recognition for its work combining chess education with service and philanthropy. Several students won scholarships for their leadership roles at fundraising and most recently 16-year-old Madison Rossi qualified to join the UN Youth Assembly in New York. Madison joined youth volunteers from around the world at this prestigious Assembly. Her article about her experience appears in the Barrington Courier today.
Any student in the Chess Without Borders program who volunteers can qualify for attending the UN. Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also a copy of the documentary is available for $10. The money will help buy a computer for the school run by Project Why in the Govindpuri slum in Delhi, India.
This is the 9th year of BHS hosting the world class chess camp. The camp is nationally well known for its ability to attract world class international players like GM Alex Onischuk. GM Onischuk is ranked in the top 20 players in the world and he is an outstanding chess teacher. Taraq and Zaed Hallak who are living in Montreal, Canada came to the camp to learn from him after they heard he was teaching there. They were excited about learning chess and watching students like them notate their games. They are determined to return to Canada and start competing in chess tournaments.
Picture of Zaed and Taraq on the right playing a match with students from the camp.
The chess camps began in 2004 as the population of chess players grew exponentially since 1999 when chess was started in the Barrington area. GM Shulman relocated to the area in 2005 co-founding Chess Without Borders with Rishi Sethi. District 220 schools and parents supported the program which uniquely combined chess education and philanthropy since its inception. GM Shulman continued to uphold the tradition of the program and today over $75,000 has been donated to various charities locally around the world. The program has won several awards and students who volunteer win scholarships/honors and awards for their contribution.
Summer chess camps are a powerhouse for building knowledge, skills and philanthropy. Quest Academy hosted summer camps with world class grandmasters, Anna Sharevich, Alex Onishuk and Yury Shulman. Students had a chance to interact and learn in small groups from them. These grandmasters have competed in world class events and sharing their experiences of losses and triumphs helps students build a deeper understanding into the rich world of chess. In addition, $300 was donated towards establishing a technology center at the Govindpuri slum school in Delhi, India. This is a rare opportunity where students are able to actively engage in helping other students through learning.
Picture of GM Onishuk teaching at Quest Academy June 2012
Recently Sujit Johnston, who had volunteered last year at Quest Academy visited the Govindpuri slum school in India donating $100. These donations will allow the purchase of a new computer according to the Director at project Why Ms Anou Bakshi. We are delighted to make things happen through education.
Students in school at the Govindpuri slum school in Delhi, India.
The chess program established a tradition of bringing high quality chess education to the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Since its inception ten years ago GM Shulman has brought world class Grandmasters to the area to teach at summer chess camp. Other Grandmasters such as the US Woman’s Chess Champion Anna Zotonskih and World Woman’s Chess Champion Susan Polgar have volunteered as guest artists at chess clubs. This powerful cultural and educational experience has excited students to excel and be proud of their skills.
Picture of GM Alex Onishuk the 2006 US Champion with students at the camp.
Chess Without Borders has also established itself as a force in the world of Youth Service of America Students have attended the UN Youth Assembly in new York and 50 students have received Presidential Service Awards for volunteering over 100 hours in one year. Through their participation in learning at the chess program students will make a donation possible towards the technology center at Project Why. This is an organization that brings education to families living in the Govindpuri slums of Delhi, India. The documentary, A Future for Meher was entered in the 2011 Emmy Awards showing the impact of the humanitarian work done through the chess program. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSI3OQKVQ_c
Students are learning chess while serving as leaders in the program becoming stars at the Youth Service of America. Their efforts are recognized through the many scholarships, honors and awards they continue to win each year.
Picture of students at the Quest Academy camp with GM Shulman
Longstanding CWB volunteer Sujit Johnston travelled to India to spend time with Meher and other children from Project Why in the Govindpuri slum in Delhi, India. Sujit along with other students at CWB has been helping to raise funds for Meher’s surgery and education for these last 4 years so it was a fulfilling trip to witness the impact of his work firsthand.
Picture of Sujit giving Meher a check of $100 for Project Why
Picture of other students at Project Why
We are grateful for the enthusiasm and drive of our volunteers who continue to surprise us with their amazing journeys of self discovery and creativity in their volunteerism.