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9th Annual Chess Fest: OFF THE ROOK

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Saturday, April 30th, 2016, 2PM-6PM, at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., featuring 9 Queens Player of the Year and Women’s Master Candidate Claudia Muñoz. Claudia is the 3rd Highest Rated 18-year-old female in US Chess.

This FREE family chess festival is featuring Beginner Chess Lessons – Passport Tables – Pickup Games – Arts & Crafts – Chess Puzzles – Coaches’ Corner – Human-Sized Chess board – Face Painting – DJs & More!

Additional Guests Include: Hendricks Knight Hawks, Catalina Foothills Chess Team, AZ Sessions.

Wish Come True with the Help of The Connie Hillman Foundation & Paul Gold, thank you!

Congratulations to 9 Queens Co-Founder Jean Hoffman! via Chess Life Online

Congratulations to 9 Queens Co-Founder Jean Hoffman on her new position as Executive Director of USCF!

The US Chess Scoop goes to Parsippany for the 2014 US Amateur Team East, also known as the World Amateur team. Among the interviewees were new Executive Director Jean Hoffman, young SM Joshua Colas & Elizabeth Spiegel of Brooklyn Castle.

Congratulations to 9 Queens Co-Founder Jean Hoffman! via Chess Life Online

Congratulations to 9 Queens Co-Founder Jean Hoffman on her new position as Executive Director of USCF!  

The US Chess Scoop goes to Parsippany for the 2014 US Amateur Team East, also known as the World Amateur team. Among the interviewees were new Executive Director Jean Hoffman, young SM Joshua Colas & Elizabeth Spiegel of Brooklyn Castle.

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

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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. ”