Posts Tagged ‘youth’

Chess Tournament Brings Out Players of All Ages and Skill Levels for Largest Outdoor Tournament in U.S.

Chess Tournament Brings Out Players of All Ages and Skill Levels for Largest Outdoor Tournament in U.S.

BY SOMMER SAADI
Five-year-old Jason Jiang races through Central Park toward the Bethesda Fountain. It’s 11:35 a.m. and he and his parents are 35 minutes late for his first Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid tournament.


Skateboarding Picks Up Among Queens’ West Indian Teens

Skateboarding Picks Up Among Queens’ West Indian Teens

BY SCOTT SELL

When 17-year-old Sean Mohammed drops in on the half pipe to start skateboarding, he thinks of his father, who told Mohammed he started skating when he first moved to Queens from the West Indies 20 years ago and encouraged his son to do the same.