-time National Champions as Featured in the
Award-winning Movie, Brooklyn Castle



Daring Origins: Justus Williams(Cadillac, Feb 2016)
Queens of Brooklyn: The NYC Girls Dominating Youth Chess(Vice Sports, Sep 2015)
Rochelle Ballantyne, Covergirl(Covergirl, Aug 2015)
Justus Williams, a National Chess Master(Citizen Kid by Disney, Jul 2014)
Inner City Kids at Brooklyn School Dominate in Chess(VOA News, Jul 2014)
Benefits of Chess (Elizabeth Vicary)(PBS POV, Oct 2013)
Chess Team Opens Doors for Brooklyn Students(The Today Show, Oct 2012)
Brooklyn School Masters Chess(CBS This Morning, Nov 2012)
A Chance at Success Through Chess(MSNBC, Nov 2012)
Cool Kids in School are the Chess Team(Fox News, Nov 2012)
Katie Dellamaggiore & Pobo Efekoro(The Daily Show, Nov 2012)
MiddleSchool Chess Masters Capture National Title(The Rachel Maddow Show, Jun 2012)
Justus Williams Beats Magnus Carlsen(ChessNYC, Oct 2012)
Chess Champions(Time for Kids, Oct 2012)
Justus Williams, LeBron James of Chess(NBC News, Feb 2012)
James, The Chess Champ(WNYC, Jun 2011)
GM Magnus Carlsen NM James Black(ChessNYC, Jun 2012)
Time Odds Blitz Game at IS318(Greg Shahade, May 2015)


Brooklyn Chess Star Battles Pressure Expectactions(Daily News, Jan 2014)
From Brooklyn Castle to Ivory Tower: A Young Chess Master Celebrates Her Teachers(Edutopia, Oct 2013)
Looming City Budget Cuts Leave Famed Williamsburg Middle School Chess Team on the Chopping Block(Daily News, June 2013)
Mini Masters: The Hard Up Brooklyn School Producing Chess Champions(The Telegraph, Mar 2013)
Meet the Champs(NYT, Jan 2013)
Chess RX for Schools(NY Post, Nov 2012)
What Makes a Good Teacher?(NYT, Sep 2012)
Excerpt from book, How Children Succeed(Paul Tough, Sep 2012)
Team of History: The Junior High I.S. 318 are National High School Champions (pdf, Courtesy of US Chess)(Chess Life, July 2012)
Mike Checks IS318 Chess Champs, Tells Them He's Really Impressed(Daily News, Apr 2012)
IS318's Crowning Achievement(WSJ, Apr 2012)
I Like to Attack(Jewish Week, Apr 2012)
Proud Homecoming for Middle School Chess Champs(WNYC, Apr 2012)
Williamsburg Middle School Wins National High School Chess Championship(Daily News, Apr 2012)
At a Brooklyn School, the Cool Crowd Pushes the King Around(NYT, Apr 2012)
Middle School Chess Team Wins High School Championship(WNYC, Apr 2012)
Power Company Donates $25,000 to Needy IS318 Chess Team(Daily News, Dec 2011)
New York City Public School Repeats and Repeats as National Champion(NYT, Dec 2010)
I.S. 318 Youngsters Dethrone New York Chess ‘Kings'(New York Sun, May 2007)
A Notable Chess Journey for Talented New York Girls(NYT, Oct 2006)
Williamsburg Kids U.S. Chess Kings(Daily News, May 2000)