Author Archives: Anton Ninno

About Anton Ninno

Husband, father, grandfather, retired teacher, president of Syracuse Chess, Inc. (nonprofit)

Tournament at The Rock Center – Dec 10

Syracuse Chess will host a K-12 chess tournament at The Rock Center on Saturday, December 10, 2016. This is the old Rockefeller Methodist Church at the corner of Nottingham and Tecumseh Roads, across from the Nottingham Shopping Plaza. The front door is at the back side on Cumberland Ave.

Doors open at 9:30 AM. Register by 10:00 AM. First round at 10:30 AM. Students in grades K-12 will play 4 rounds of chess for medals & trophies in 4 age groups: K-4, K-6, K-12. All players must be with an adult.

Entry fee is $10 early or $15 at the door. Contact Bob Nasiff, tournament director to enter at 315-289-4616 or send email to Food & beverages will be sold on site. Bring a chess set if you can. USCF regulation chess sets will be for sale, $20.

Chess Workshop – Dewitt Library Dec 14

Syracuse Chess will offer a chess workshop at the Dewitt Library on Wednesday, December 14 from 6:30-8:30 PM. Learn about the history of this 1500 year old game. Then practice moving the 6 pieces. Discover the meaning of check, checkmate, and castling your king. Beginners learn the basic rules. Experienced players will meet, play chess, and talk about forming a community chess club based at the library. Come join the fun!

Family Chess Night at Westcott Community Center – Nov 18, 2015

Syracuse Chess will host a Family Chess Night on Wednesday, November 18th at the Westcott Community Center at 826 Euclid Ave on the corner of Westcott Street from 6:30-8:30 pm. Admission is FREE. People of all ages are welcome. Anton Ninno of Syracuse Chess talk about the history of chess. He will explain how to start a chess club at your school, neighborhood center, or senior program. The basic rules of chess will be taught. Chess sets will be provided. Bring your own set, if you can. Pizza & juice are included. Call the WCC at 315-478-8634 for information.

2015-2016 Scholastic Tournament Schedule – Syracuse, NY

SAT OCT 26 – ITC High School, Syracuse, NY

SUN NOV 15 – City Championship, Southside Academy, Syracuse, NY

SUN DEC 13 – Pop’s Media Café, Shoppingtown, Dewitt, NY

SUN JAN 09 – Clary Middle School, Syracuse, NY

SUN FEB 07 – NO TOURNAMENT – Could have been YOUR school!

SUN MAR 06 – County Championship, Southside Academy, Syracuse, NY

SAT APR 02 – H.W Smith School, Syracuse, NY

SUN MAY 08 – Driver Middle School, Marcellus, NY SUN

JUN 12 – TBA (Your school here?)