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We are so excited to announce the launch of Family Chess Nights at Bookmans on Speedway and Wilmot. Join us Wednesday , February 2nd from 7-9 for pick-up games, free chess lessons, puzzles and prizes. This event is perfect for everyone- from seasoned chess pros to complete beginners there will be fun and activities for all!
February Puzzle of the Month
Off the Rook
Here is the challenge: place 8 rooks on the board so that they are attacking every square on the board except the four center squares (d4,d5,e4,e5). Anyone who can solve the puzzle of the month- “Off the Rook” will win a 9 Queens t-shirt and gift certificate from Bookmans.
*Adampted from Jeff Coakley’s “Winning Chess Skills Puzzles for Kids Vol 2″
Wizards and muggles alike are welcome to join 9 Queens and Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s Toys for an afternoon of wizard chess, pick-up games and fun on Sunday, November 14 from 3-5 pm at Mrs Tiggy Winkle’s Toy Store (located at 4811 Grant Road in Crossroads Festival). Come as your favorite Harry Potter character or chess piece for a costume contest at 4 pm. Puzzles and prizes will be awarded throughout the day to anyone who can solve the same chess puzzle Harry, Hermione, and Ron faced in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. In addition there will be prizes for best wizard and/ or chess costume, butterbeer to drink and lightning bolt tattoos, a Bertie Bots Bean tasting table, and raffles for all kinds of magical artifacts!!!
9 Queens has tons of opportunities for you enjoy chess this weekend. On Saturday, September 25 we will partner with the Bookmans on Speedway to host Family Chess Night. From 4-6 come by for pick up games and puzzles.
Then on Sunday, Sept 26 we will have free chess lessons for women and girls in the Bookmans Low Lounge of the Sahuaro Girl Scout Resource Center (located at Broadway and Columbus) from 2-4 pm. Chess players of all ages and abilities are welcome!
As if you needed any more reasons to play chess with 9 Queens- we are now offering a free Rewards Program for participants using the Bookmans Chess Passport. Sign up at any 9 Queens event and receive free prizes every time you attend a 9 Queens event. For a complete list of prizes see below….
1st Visit- 9 Queens sticker
2nd Visit- 9 Queens bookmark
3rd Visit- Chess key chain
4th Visit- $5 dollar Bookmans gift certificate
5th Visit- Chess bracelet
6th Visit- Notation book