The 6th grade team from the Mt. Airy Community Learning Center placed second overall in the Queen City Classic Chess Tournament on March 12, 2016. ProScan Chess in Schools program has been partnering with the MT. Airy CLC for three years to provide chess for all interested students in the extended day program without cost to the students.
The Queen City Classic Chess program began with a vision to create an opportunity for as many children as possible to play chess in a healthy environment. The Queen City Classic Chess Tournament, held at Paul Brown Stadium, has become one of the largest scholastic chess tournaments in the Midwest, selling out at 700 players each year. In the fall of 2013, CCPF launched the Queen City Classic Chess in Schools Program. With our own curriculum and a team of instructors that includes retired teachers, teaching students, and advanced chess players, CCPF provides chess instruction in over 20 schools to nearly 1,000 students in Greater Cincinnati.