Chess Master

Joshua Colas

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Joshua Colas is a FIDE Chess Master from White Plains, New York.


He is currently attending Webster University in St. Louis on a full chess scholarship.  The Webster University Chess Team is the #1 ranked Division I collegiate Chess Team in the United States.


On December 16, 2010, Joshua Colas earned the title of Chess Master making him the youngest African-American Chess Master in history!


Joshua has represented Team USA in World Youth Chess Championships from Greece to Brazil.  He won the coveted New York City High School Chess Championship.  Along with winning 6 national championships, Joshua has been named to the All-American Scholastic Chess Team every year since 2009.

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Joshua won the prestigious 2013 New York City High School Chess Championships and the 2013 New York State High School Chess Championships.  He accomplished both feats while only being a high school freshman.

Congrats to Josh on recently winning the 2015 New York State High School Championships in Saratoga!