Welcome to NYCA and Rising Phoenix Weekly!

Greetings Rising Phoenix Family! 


- To have a weekly playground for many players that are aspiring to be stronger (To get a GM,IM,FM, NM title)

- To merge the American chess scene with the WORLD especially with the Filipino Community as a born and raised Filipino chess player

- For my students and everyone's academy to have a quality practice with strong players weekly and altogether grow as one and be a community. 

Thank you all sincerely,

Coach Joel Banawa

International Master and Program Director