9 Queens: Empowerment through Chess

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

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Alexandra Kosteniuk

12th Women’s World Chess Champion

“I make an effort to support organizations like 9 Queens and share their commitment to popularizing chess. Chess Fest will be the second 9 Queens event I have supported and attended. ”


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Are you interested in teaching chess? Good news! You don’t need to be Bobby Fischer to be an effective chess teacher or coach. 9 Queens is offering a free training seminar for anyone interested starting a chess club, working as a chess instructor or developing chess teaching skills.

Date:  January 19, 2013

Time: 10 am – 1:00 pm

Place:  Tucson Main Library, 101 N. Stone

Topics to be covered include:

  • Planning a lesson

  • Teaching strategies for instructors with limited chess experience

  • How to keep students engaged

  • Teaching the basics of chess

  • Hands on exercises

  • Making chess fun

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