Welcome to Chess Wizard Academy

About Us

Our mission is to promote chess from grassroots level to grandmaster level from all walks of life throughout the United States. Develop logical thinking, focus, determination, dedication and discipline among the youths.

FOUNDER / ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Grandmaster Rogelio Barcenilla, Jr. is a 4-time Chess Olympian -1988 World Chess Olympiad held in Thessaloniki, Greece; 1992 World Chess Olympiad held in Manila, Philippines; 1996 World Chess Olympiad held in Yerevan, Armenia; 2016 World Chess Olympiad held in Baku, Azerbaijan. He started playing chess at a tender age of five in the Philippines. He went on to become the 1985 Philippine Kiddies Champion; 1985 Philippine Youth Under 16 Champion; 1986 Philippine Junior Champion and 1989 Philippine Junior Champion. He holds the title of 2-time (back to back) Asian Junior Champion - 1989 Asian Junior Chess Championship held in Dubai, UAE; 1990 Asian Junior Championship held in Kerala, India; Bronze medalist in the 1991 World Junior Chess Championship held in Mamaia, Romania; 1989 SCOOP (Sports Columnists Organization of the Philippines) Major Awardee; 1990 PSA (Philippine Sportswriter Association) Major Awardee; 2017 ANI (Achievement, Nationalism, Inspiration) Awardee; 5-time Phoenix Open Champion and a veteran of chess tournaments.