Josh Colas has been on a path of excellence since learning chess at age six. Getting his start on tournaments on the east coast, he made a steady rise and reached the 2000 barrier at age 10. Just two years later at age 12, he became a National Master. On the way he has won four national championships and is a scholastic All-American.
Photo by Daaim Shabazz.
Having played in nearly 500 tournaments, his improvement is a testament to his determination and will. His father Guy Colas states that he will begin playing more selectively and focus on getting results in stronger tournaments.
With a growing profile, Colas has begun to travel abroad and will travel to Brazil as part of the U.S. delegation to compete in the World Youth Championships. It is with this increased activity that a fund was set up to aid him in his travels.
The Joshua Colas Chess Fund provides financial support for all of Joshua’s chess-related activities including tournament expenses, travel, lodging, meals, and weekly Grandmaster training sessions.
The newly-launched website joshuacolas.com provides the audience with a nice collage of photos of Josh at various stages of development including many throwbacks from his early winnings. The website also provides an opportunity to lend assistance to a private fund. Along with proud parents (Guy and Yanick) and siblings (Korey and Chellsie), Josh is seeking more supporters to help him in reaching his goal of making International Grandmaster. Donations can be sent to:
c/o Ray Ainsworth
3 Milford Close
White Plains, NY 10606