About Us


New York Scholastic Chess Club offers curriculum chess to schools and after-school programs, private lessons for groups and individuals, and chess camps during school breaks.

Our programs are tailored to students ranging from absolute beginner to national champions. Our highly-qualified chess instructors can work with children as young as four years old.

Students will learn how the pieces move, to play a chess game from start to finish, and to develop strategies.

Founder / Manager Ivan Dirkx's experience playing top-level scholastic chess in New York City means NYSCC has unique insight into the needs of our students.



Please email us at nyschessclub@gmail.com for more information.


National Championship Teams
  • 2015 K-1 U500 1st Place New York City Championship
  • 2015 K-1 Top 10 National Championship
  • 2016 K-3 Championship 7th Place
  • 2016 K-1 championship T-13th Place
  • 2016 K-5U900 T-19th Place
  • 2016 Girls National Championship Under 8 Tied-4th Place
  • 2016 K-3 championship 1st Place
  • 2016 K-5U900 T-5th Place
  • 2016 K-1 T-23rd Place