Colin has been a Chess instructor since moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 2000. He has worked with thousands of students in all age and skill ranges, from beginners to masters. He has the most experience working with scholastic players but also specializes in training advanced tournament players.
Colin achieved the United States Chess Federation (USCF) Expert rating in 2002. Below you will find some of his strongest tournament accomplishments:
-1997 Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess championship 1st place K-12 section
-1998 US Nationals 6th place JV Section
-1998-2000 Multiple State Championships (KY)
-1999 All America Cup 2nd place Blitz tournament
-2011 US Amateur West 1st place Blitz tournament
Colin has a passion for teaching chess. He particularly enjoys creating specific opening repertoires tailor made for his students, while focusing on strong positional foundations and implementing solid endgame technique. Colin holds a BA in Psychology from Arizona State University and currently resides in Phoenix, AZ with his wife and son. To contact Coach Colin call 602-690-1780 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org