9Queens Arrives in Belize

July 12, 2008

Jean and I arrived in Belize yesterday for an all girls’ chess camp run put on by the Belize National Youth Chess Foundation (BNYCF). 9Queens hooked up with the BNYCF through its founder, Ella Baron who worked with us in New York before abandoning the big city for the jungle. We’re really happy here so far: the scenery is stunning and the girls are super polite and smart.

I will be giving a simultaneous against 20 girls tomorrow so expect more photos and games soon! I hope my opponents are not as merciless as the mosquitos.

Categories: Events / Women in chess

3 Responses

  1. Gireesh says:

    Wish to join the team work to improve the chess game in my village, request the help to organize events to achieve the goal.

  2. Glorycela Torres says:

    Dear Jean,
    Waiting to hear from you.I attended the coaches camp which I really enjoyed and learnt to master the basics .We were fully engaged in all the prepared activities.
    Hoping to start with great enthusiasm when school reopens with your support.
    Gods Blessings upon you .
    Love
    Mrs.Torres

  3. […] of the jungle for talented girls aged 9 to 12, from all over Belize. Read more on the chess camp at 9queens.org, uschess.org and the Belize National Youth Chess Foundation site. Here I am giving a […]

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