14 year old coach gets title of National Master, 12 yr old accepts coaching position!!

File Photo. He’s taller and I’m smaller

Jason Morefield is now a National Master!  He took 1st place in the under 2200 section with an undefeated score of 6-0-2.  His performance rating for this event was 2435!  We are proud to have Jason on our staff and know he will keep up the amazing things he does!  Just imagine the future we could build if we could duplicate him over, and over, and over!?  I’m gonna keep trying, and he’s gonna keep helping me…. so who knows!!  A couple hundred Jasons running around… this world would surely be a better place!  Good luck at your other tournaments this summer.  2300 here he comes!  From now on, I’m going to have to keep getting him to autograph everything!

Najei Rodwell: RCI’s newest Coach

On Saturday June 10th Najei Rodwell accepted a position as coach for RCI.  Najei is 12 years old and attends Lucille Brown Middle School in Richmond.  Najei has been an enthusiastic part of our chess team all year.  He has competed in tournaments and helped Lucille Brown earn it’s 1st place team award at the Meadowdale Spring Classic that was held in May.  Now his efforts are going to pay off with a some cash, a bolstered high school application, college application, and resume.  Keep building, the sky’s the limit!

RPS Chess Teams Sweeps K-12 Section at Meadowdale Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament!

On Saturday, May 20th, 51 players from across Central Virginia came together to play chess at the Meadowdale Library in Chesterfield County. 3 RPS Teams coached and sponsored The Richmond Chess Initiative were entered into the top section. Brown and Boushall Middle Schools are part of Next Up RVA. The 3rd team was from Armstrong High School where they participate in A.C.E

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Our players were fighting for their lives as early as round 1. Giovonni, (right) is playing the # 1 seed and Leonardo, (left) is playing the # 2 seed! The day is going to turn out really interesting because for 8 of our 11 RPS players, this is their 1st tournament!

Individual Honors were had by Iceon of Brown 5th Place, Venniecia of Armstrong, 4th place, and Noah of Armstrong, 3rd place!


1st Place Team honors went to Brown’s team of Iceon, Najei,(sitting) Isaac, and Xavier!  2nd Place Team honors went to Armstrong’s team of Venniecia,(sitting) and Noah!  3rd Place Team went to went to Boushall’s team of Giovonni, Amari,(sitting) Xzavian, and Leonardo!


The real team picture. All team honors go out to the players, parents, coaches, Next Up RVA, A.C.E., RCI, and The Virginia Scholastic Chess Association. Changing “hobbies and interest” to “Accomplishments” one child and tournament at a time! Congratulations to all the Rated Tournament Chess Players! Enjoy your new title and continue to pursue being the complete chess personality!

Play and Learn with us on Thursdays from 6-10 pm

Thursday was a good day to come by the club.  We had 14 people pass through aged 4-54.  Ratings started at just over 500 and we even had a visit from a strong 1900 player.  We had 2 very special lessons on material and how to evaluate a position.  Everyone was very pleased.  We have space for up to 30 players in 2 large rooms.  Join the fun.  RCI has a home at Create Space.  Hopefully you will find a home with us.  Remember, we offer private lessons, group lessons, camps, lectures, simuls, coach training, refereeing, and organizing help and advice.  We are VA’s Premier Tournament Chess, Professional Development, and Entrepreneurial Training Company.

That open table is for you!

 

Apprentice Training is underway!

RCI Apprentice Training

RCI’s apprentice training is underway!  These young people are learning about professional behavior and entrepreneurial development on Saturdays.  It was beautiful to watch as these 11, 12, and 14 year old middleschoolers wrote out their goals list.  75% of everything they wanted to spend their earnings on was for other people to be happy.  We are proud to give them the chance to increase their earnings now and prepare for college knowing that they already have a good paying opportunity.  Persons completing the RCI Apprentice Program are automatically promoted to an Area manager when they begin college.  The increase in compensation allows them to simply do the same thing they were doing before they left.  Our goal is a seamless financial transition to university life that is intrinsically linked to community service and “no age requirement” prosperity!

Summer is coming… we hire chess players, stay at home parents, bilinguals, veterans, and foster children with no sales or marketing experience.  Teachers are welcome to apply for summer work as well.  Call Mike C at 804=426-6058.

Know a business owner that is looking for funding or credit?  $10,000 – $10,000,000 is available!  Receive a $250 finders fee for your referral!

More to come about this unique and beneficial program!