Chess, Anyone? Amadi & Josiah – RIISE Chess Ambassador’s

Ebony Tyler is one proud mama! A matter of fact, she is still on ‘cloud 9’ after her sons showed off their chess skills taking home a championship.
RIISE asked Ebony, mom of two boys of color attending Columbia Grammar & Prep School and organizer of upcoming Spring Break College Tour, to take advantage of her bragging rights. Congrats Amadi, Josiah, and Ebony. RIISE is proud!!

Chess Champions Amadi & Josiah Utak

Chess Champions
Amadi & Josiah Utak

by Ebony Tyler
A day in the life of chess players…
Amadi Utak CGPS 3rd grade, became co-city champion in the Primary Novice section at the 48th Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships this past Sunday at the Brooklyn Marriott, after a difficult tournament at Nationals in Orlando last month.  Amadi worked hard these past 3 weeks, attending sunrise chess at CGPS, playing pick up games with his younger brother Josiah, and spending Winter Break watching chess movies like Brooklyn Castles & Finding Bobby Fischer with his grandfather in Georgia. Amadi was victorious in the end,  having a perfect score of 5 wins at Chess City Championship Tournament.  We are very proud of Amadi and his team. CGPS brought home a team victory also, scoring 1st place in the Primary Novice section.

Amadi and Josiah Utak are RIISE chess ambassadors, their goal is to spread their love of chess to all.

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How cool is that? RIISE has chess ambassadors. Looks like an instant poll situation…anyone interested in peer to peer chess instruction for their lower school children?
Chess, Anyone? Instant Poll

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2 Comments

  1. Takisia
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Congratulations Amadi and Josiah!!

    From a fellow chess mom and fan of the game.

    -Takisia

  2. Gina Parker Collins
    Posted January 18, 2014 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    We want to get an idea of who wants their lower school student to participate in peer tutoring for chess. To express interest please go to this link
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/124BUgmxQcBG1KQPWq0u27W7T9xItFAbZWqXrDYxWBg4/viewform

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