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April 21, 2014 102

CHESS RETURNS TO YMCA AFTER 117 YEAR ABSENCE

ILLINOIS MARION — After possibly a century since setting foot inside the local YMCA, chess returned to the family center with a tournament drawing statewide attention. A digital copy of American Chess Magazine, dated June 1897, was enough proof for Marion Chess Club member Larry Edington to know his club, which has gone in and out of existence over the last few decades, dates back to a tournament with a club from Youngstown before the 20th century. On Saturday, 20 individuals gathered at the Marion Family YMCA for the “After Tax” Chess Tournament, the first documented tournament at the center in 117 years. “The whole idea is to promote the game,” Edinton said, who served as the tournament… Read More...
Apr 19, 2014 122

YOUNG PLAYERS COMPETE IN HONOR OF DEFEATING BREAST CANCER

The Torres Chess and Music Academy will be hosting a chess tournament in Fremont, California in order to raise funds in the fight against breast cancer. Nearly every family has been touched by the disease known broadly as cancer. Every May, we set aside a date to honor our Mothers but this year, rather than just honoring Mothers, we can come together to help defend them against Breast Cancer at a… Read More...
Apr 16, 2014 167

CHESS 'SHOULD BE COMPULSORY' IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

UNITED KINGDOM Pupils as young as seven should be given compulsory lessons in chess amid claims it boosts concentration levels, numeracy and reading comprehension, according to a teachers’ leader. Primary schools should give all pupils at least one term’s worth of chess in an attempt to get them interested in the game at a young age, it was claimed. Hank Roberts, former president of the… Read More...
Apr 15, 2014 130

CHEPSTOW PUPILS CHALLENGE GM MARIAN PETROV

UNITED KINGDOM PUPILS at St Mary’s R.C Primary in Chepstow spent yesterday battling a grand chess master in aid of the Imogen appeal. Twenty four pupils from Year 2 to Year 6 took part in the fundraiser which involved Marian Petrov, a Grandmaster chess player playing against them simultaneously. The sponsored chess tournament has so far raised £950 to go towards the £40,000 needed for… Read More...