Broward Chess Initiative

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  • Broward County Public Schools and Chess4Life are partners on a hands-on approach to chess. The Broward Chess Initiative affords all second grade students and all K-12 chess clubs with access to high-quality instruction and participation in a program that engages young minds, teaching critical and creative thinking skills.

Upcoming Chess Tournaments

  • Calling all BCPS Chess Teams!

    Join us for the BCPS/Chess4Life Winter Chess Championships on Saturday, December 11th. This will be an in-person tournament at Silver Trail Middle School (18300 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331). Check-in begins at 8:30am and rounds start at 9:00am.

    You MUST pre-register for this tournament. You can find more information and the link to pre-register by going to

    The deadline to register is Friday, December 3rd at 6:00pm.

    Entry fees are $10.00 per player. Your lunch is included. If paying with a school check, all checks should be made payable to the "Florida League of Middle Schools".

    Awards will be given and several great prizes from Chess House will be available!

    Please email Justin Weaver at if you have any questions. We hope to see you and your teams all there!

Contact Information

  • Applied Learning

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-1859

    Fax: --

    TTL: --

    Phone: --

    Susan M. Cantrick



    Jaime Akkusu
    Curriculum Supervisor: Civic Engagement

    Lisa Farris
    Instructional Facilitator

    Erin Ryan
    Instructional Facilitator

    Summer Scarlatelli
    Instructional Facilitator

    Justin Weaver
    Instructional Facilitator

    Rachel Ostrow
    Professional Development Specialist


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