About Us!

 

Jim Celone: A Yale University graduate who holds a M.S. in Statistics. For 14 years he taught AP Calculus and AP Statistics at West Haven High School, and currently is a founding teacher at Amistad Academy High School, where he also coaches the Math and Chess Teams. He is a USCF Certified Chess Coach and Tournament Director, president of the CT State Chess Association, and coached the chess team at West Haven High School, winning the Connecticut State Championship from 1997 to 2008, the 2004 U1500 National High School Chess Championship, and the 2005 New England High School Championship. He was honored as 2002 CT Chess Coach of the Year.

 

 

Paul Luysterborghs was captain of the West Haven High School 1997 State Championship Chess Team, and is assistant coach for the current WHHS chess team.

 

 

Chris Ferraro was a member of the West Haven High School 2002 CT. State Championship Team. He is currently a student at Yale University, and assistant coach of the WHHS chess team, and Financial Trustee on the CSCA Board of Directors.

 

 

Derek Mansfield was captain of the 2002 CT. State Championship Team. He is currently a student at Quinnipiac University, and assistant coach of the WHHS chess team, and CSCA membership secretary.

 

 

 

Cameron Bishop was captain of the 2003 and 2004 CT. State Championship Teams, captain of the 2004 U1500 National High School Championship Team, and won the 2004 U1500 National High School Chess Championships with a perfect score 7-0. He is featured on p. 24 in the June 2004 issue of Chess Life Magazine

 

 

Charles Gregory was captain of the 2005 CT. State Championship Team, and is currently senior instructor for Edutech.