Archive for June, 2011

July Family Chess Night at Bookmans

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Join 9 Queens on July 6 from 7-9 at the Bookmans on Speedway for Family Chess Night- an evening filled of chess, puzzles and fun. This July’s puzzle of the month is a puzzle taken from one of former World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer’s games. Can you find a way for white to checkmate black in five moves? Bring the solution to Family Chess Night and receive a prize!

Bobby Fischer is the subject of a new documentary from HBO- have you seen the previews or watched the documentary yet?

Wizard Chess this Saturday!

We are so excited about the Harry and the Potters Live event coming up this Saturday. June 11 at the Hotel Congress as part of the 2nd Saturdays in Downtown Tucson. All of our favorite community partners will be there including Bookmans, Mrs Tiggy Winkles and the Pima County Public Library. Be sure to visit us and play some wizard chess with pieces dressed as characters from the movie.

Check out this Battle of the Hogwarts guide to the game courtesy of 9 Queens youth board member Yurika Isoe!

The Order of the Pheonix (White)Harry and the Potters Concert Poster

  • King: Spirit of Dumbledore
  • Queen: Minerva McGonagall
  • Knight 1: Hermione Granger
  • Knight 2: Remus Lupin
  • Bishop 1: Ron Weasley
  • Bishop 2: Nymphadora Tonks
  • Rook 1: Harry Potter
  • Rook 2: Fred Weasley
  • Pawns: House Elves

Death Eaters (Black)

  • King: Voldemort
  • Queen: Bellatrix Lestrange
  • Knight 1: Draco Malfoy
  • Knight 2: Antonin Dolohov
  • Bishop 1: Fenrir Greyback
  • Bishop 2: Walden Macnair
  • Rook 1: Augustus Rookwood
  • Rook 2: Thorfinn Rowle
  • Pawns: Dementor

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Varga Luna

(playing for 4 years)

“I became interested in chess when I was about four. I like chess bc you get to have fun and learn some things. You get to be more patient. You get to focus and concentrate. ”