Instructor Credentials

NM Bryan Tillis

  • Highest USCF Rating, 2274

  • USCF National Master, (2012)

  • USCF Original Life Master, (2016)

Education & Certifications:

  • Bachelors Degrees in Sociology & Psychology, (2010)

  • Masters in Sociology course work completed, (2011)

  • Certified Educator (2016-2021) Florida Department of Education (K-6, 6-9 Social Science)

  • Full-Time Chess Teacher at Franklin Academy (2014 – Present)

  • Florida Chess Association Board Member (Vice President), (2017 – Present)

  • USCF Delegate Representing Florida (2019 - Present)

  • FIDE Trainer, (2017)

  • USCF Senior TD (2019)

  • FIDE Online Arena Grand Master (2020)

  • FIDE National Arbiter (Three of Four Norms Completed to become FIDE Arbiter)

  • USCF Certified Level V Coach (Pending)

Tournament Accomplishments:

  • US Amateur South Champion, (2011)

  • Mississippi State Chess Champion, (2011)

  • Alabama State Chess Champion, (2012)

  • Florida State Blitz Chess Champion, (2018)

Author:

Chess Projects & Partnerships:

  • Instructor, Counselor, Castle Chess Camp at Emory University – (2007 – Present)

  • Partnership in running camps in conjunction with Chess Educators in FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled (2016)

  • Founder of Chess.com Pro Chess League Team: Miami Champions (2016 - 2020)

  • Created Chess events & partnership with NHL Florida Panthers (2016 – 2020)

  • Organized in partnership with Florida Chess Association & Bocachess the 2019 Arnold Denker Florida State Chess Championship

Team Coaching Accomplishments:

  • ( 5th ) Grade Level National Chess Championship 10th Place (2016)

  • (K - 5 or K - 8) Palm Beach County District Chess Champions (2017 - 2019)

  • (K - 5 or K - 8) South Florida Regional Chess Champions (2017 - 2019) 

  • (K - 5) Florida State Scholastic Chess Champions (2017)

  • ( 6th ) Grade Level National Chess Championship 7th Place (2017)

  • ( 7th ) Grade Level National Chess Championship 3rd Place (2018)

  • (K - 8) 7th Place Junior High National Chess Championship (2019)

  • ( 8th ) Grade Level National Chess Championship 4th Place (2019)

  • (K-8) Florida State Scholastic Chess Champions (2020)

Listing all of our team wins could be troublesome:

 


 



 

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