CFCC Announces the 2018 Winners of the Jonathan Lee Scholastic Chess Scholarship Award!

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CFCC 2018 Jonathan Lee Scholastic Chess Scholarship

In honor of the late Jonathan Lee, long-time CFCC board member, avid chess player, and supporter of scholastic chess, the Central Florida Chess Club has created the annual Jonathan Lee scholastic chess scholarship award.


The award provides one (1) elementary school student and one (1) middle school student with five (5) 1-hour private chess coaching lessons and free entry into:


2018 National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championship
December 14-16, 2018
Rosen Shingle Creek Convention Center
Orlando, FL 32819


The two Jonathan Lee Scholastic Scholarship Award winners below were judged on the merits of their handwritten essays they submitted on, or before, this year’s extended deadline date of Oct 22, 2018.

The two winning essays were awarded by a majority vote of the members of the club’s Board of Directors who extend their congratulations to each of these young competitive chess players!

-Central Florida Chess Club

Middle School Winner:

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Middle school winner: Alison S. (922), 8th grade, competing in our recent Autumn Open & Scholastic weekend tournament where she finished with 4.0/5, winning all the rounds she played!

Congratulations Alison! Keep up the great work!

-Central Florida Chess Club

Elementary School Winner:

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Elementary school winner: Andersen L. (741) wearing the blue pullover sweater, 3rd grade, competing in our annual Class Championship weekend tournament held in January 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Sea World Resort on International Drive.

Congratulations Anderson! Keep up the great work!

-Central Florida Chess Club


2019 Jonathan Lee Scholastic Scholarship

The 2019 Jonathan Lee Scholarship award will take place during our 2019 Orlando Autumn Open & Scholastic, with further details to be published here on the News blog when they become available. Learn more about our annual CFCC Jonathan Lee Scholastic Scholarship Award Program.