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CBM Team members prepare for 2015 PA State Chess Championship
The PA State Chess Championship will be held in Lancaster, PA this year on the 13th, 14th and 15th of March

A Noble Chessman is working to be First in his league...

SaturdayDecember 13, 2014 MasterMinds Chess Tournament at Blair Christian Academy

Noble Zahairagunn lead the CBM Chess team to a First Place Trophy by capturing the second place trophy.  The Sterling brothers Kavi and Jahvaun finished with 5th and 3rd place medals and Damon Dowdy contributed points to seal the victory.  Coach George said, "it's nice to finish first", but our journey continues.  It was a fun day for all.

Saturday, December 20th, 2014 ASAP Chess Tournament at Shoemaker Mastery School

The CBM Chess Team journey continues, with finishing with a second place overall trophy.  The team represented by the Edens brothers Nazeem and Nasire, Damon Dowdy, Noble Zahairagunn, and the Sterling brothers, Kavi and Jahvaun. Coach George, said he was proud of how the team pulled together and represented in 2 tournaments in a row.

Saturday, January 31st and Sunday, February 1st ASAP Chess Tournament Checkmate To Violence

This was a 2-day tournament held at Temple University's Gittis student center.  The Edens brothers took home medals on Saturday and Sunday, Noble Zahairagunn took home a second place trophy.  The other team members representing CBM were the Eden brothers, Nazeem and Nasire, the Sterling brothers, Kavi and Jahvaun, Devon Cox, Dominick Kent, Damon Dowdy, and our newest member Christopher Barnes. Many of the other players mistakenly played up and got a taste of what it might take to play at the next level.  Our journey continues getting to the next level. The 2-day event was visited by the mayor of Philadelphia.  All the recipients received tee shirts and the chess community was well represented.  We look forward to returning next year.  Well done ASAP.  Thanks.

The CBM Chess Team's Journey Continues...

The Chess Team meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM  Boys and girls learn to play chess.  Advanced players learn new strategies.  Email questions to

The program will resume when we are able to secure a volunteer Chess Master*** Feel free to join our waiting list by emailing your contact information and request to  and you will be contacted when the program resumes.

 Program is will resume when we are able to secure a volunteer Chess Master*** Feel free to join our waiting list by emailing your contact information and request and you will contacted when the program resumes.