9 Queens: Empowerment through Chess

9 Queens is dedicated to empowering individuals and communities through chess by making the game fun, exciting, and accessible.

Player Spotlight


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. ”



9 Queens Kicks Off Library Tournament Series October 3, 2015 in Green Valley, AZ!

10:00am - 3:00pm | 601 N La Canada Dr., Green Valley, AZ, 85614

Join 9 Queens as we begin our Library Tournament Series at the Joyner-Green Valley Library in Green Valley, Az! All tournaments are free, non-rated and open to the public. We offer three sections: Rookie, Intermediate and Open/Advanced. Each section has the opportunity to play 3 games. Tournaments begin at 10am and end at 3pm. Please arrive 45-30 minutes before the tournament begins in order to register on time.  All players will receive a slice of pizza and a bottle of water to enjoy with friends and community of 9 Queens!

So come one, come all and celebrate the beginning of a new tournament season at the Joyner-Green Valley Library!  Can’t make it? Don’t fret, we’ll be hosting  5 more tournaments for the year, just check our events page and calendar.

Hope to see you soon!

Your Friends at 9 Queens

9 Queens and Catalina Foothills Chess Champ Aiya Cancio.

9 Queens and Catalina Foothills High Chess Champ Aiya Cancio.