Dallas Area Chess In Schools
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Scholarship to:  2009 Juaquin Villegas- Dallas Area Chess-in-the-Schools Championship.

Congratulations Juaquin! Juaquin is a 5th grader at James Hogg Professional Learning Community

Camp Scholarships:

Name                    School      Grade

Angelina Nieves         HOGG          1  

Tomisin Ogunfunmi       DEALEY        2  

Andrew Small            DEALEY        3  

Maria De Leon           GONZAL        4  

Juaquin Villegas        HOGG          5  

Kristin Raveneau        DEALEY        6  

Final Standings


Eduardo Aranda,

 a 6th grader at Sudie Williams Elementary, won a recognition scholarship to UTD in the 13th Annual DACIS 6th Grade Chess Tournament.

Final Standings

Zaire Bradley from Sudie Williams Elementary wins the 12th Annual DACIS 6th Grade Chess Tournament and wins a Scholarship to UTD!

John Blesson won the 12th Annual DACIS tournament held May 1, 2004

Congratulations John!

Final Standings



Spring Tournament Participation Policy


DACIS Needs Help!

Please volunteer time or money.

DACIS teaches chess to inner city kids.  We think it helps their grades and their self esteem.  However we are lacking instructors.  Anyone who wishes to teach chess in a DISD school, please contact Donna Szumilla. Note: both volunteer and paid instructors are needed.

In order to pay the instructors, DACIS is asking for your help.  We are a 501(C)3 organization.  All donations are tax deductible.  We appreciate any support that you can give us. 

Please send donations to the following:

Dallas Area Chess In Schools
212 S Cottonwood Blvd Suite A
Richardson, TX  75080

Griffin Taylor won the UTD scholarship at the

11th Annual DACIS Tournament held April 5, 2003

sponsored by DACIS, U of Texas at Dallas, and Lakewest YMCA.

Final Standings     Team Standings

Anthony Haskins from Travis Elementary won a 4 year tuition and fees scholarship (worth around $18,000) to UTD. Congratulations Anthony!   Final Standings for 2002  DACIS tournament.

2003-2004 School Orientation

2003-2004 Instructor Orientation


Dallas Area Chess-In-The-Schools (DACIS) uses the game of chess to teach critical thinking skills to Dallas area youth. Studies have shown that teaching chess to school children, even those performing poorly in the classroom, can improve their academic skills.

  • Founded in 1992
  • 4000 kids taught
  • Dallas Public Schools
  • Chess sets supplied
  • Tournaments and Matches
  • Trophies and Medals

Thinking Skills For Life!

Logical Thinking

Analyzing Situations

Executing Plans

Dacis is an IRS 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Our board of directors is comprised of volunteers from the business and academic communities in the Dallas area.

Tax deductible contributions and inquiries can be sent to:


200 S Cottonwood Blvd Suite C
Richardson, TX  75080

Or, for more information on DACIS events, activities, and programs
Contact: John Jacobs email:
 John Jacobs

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