Announcing the Results of the Philadelphia Scholastic Chess League Finals at Citizens Bank Park

The Philadelphia Scholastic Chess League hosted the league finals at Citizen's Bank Park Diamond Club room. Results are listed below- for Facebook pictures of the event, check out our Facebook page!
 Elementary Level:
1st Place: Blankenburg School
2nd Place: Mitchell School
3rd Place: Gideon School
Middle School Level:
1st Place: Masterman School
2nd...

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Philadelphia Scholastic Debate League Finals a Success!

Philadelphia Scholastic Debate League Finals a Success!

The Philadelphia Scholastic Debate League (PSDL) completed its ten weeks of competition with a final debate tournament at The University of Pennsylvania on December 14. The school champion was Masterman High School, with top team and speaker points prizes going to students from George Washington, Masterman, Constitutio...

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Just for Fun: ASAP Holiday Gift Guide

For your Scrabblulous Friends
Just for Fun: ASAP Holiday Gift Guide


There are now tons of addicting variations on the board game Scrabble- including the new Scrabble Flash Game, where you have to unscramble letters before time runs out. Great for parties or for playing solo.

Scrabble Flash, 19.98, from amazon.com


For your Siblings, whom you’re Always Debating With


A subscription to the...

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Behind the Scenes at an ASAP Chess Tournament

Behind the Scenes at an ASAP Chess Tournament

 

As a relative newcomer to the world of chess, I expected silence when I arrived at my first ASAP chess tournament. But when I entered the halls of Community College of Philadelphia a few weeks ago, I was surprised that the chess playing was audible. Inside the divided main room, the sounds of over 200 children shuffling, sighing, coughing and...

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Youth Development and the Sixth C

Youth Development and the Sixth C
ASAP Coach Gil Motley and one of his students
When we talk about after school programming, we often focus on skills gained. And some of the links seem obvious: chess improves critical thinking, Scrabble improves spelling, debate helps with public speaking. But many of us recognize that something else can be gained from involvement in after school...

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