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


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. ”

Events / Outreach

Family Chess Knights


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 Friday Family Fun Knights at Bookmans on Speedway and Wilmot 6-8pm!

In partnership with Bookmans, 9 Queens offers a series of free family chess nights for chess players of all ages and abilities. These events are held on the third Friday of each month.  Stop by and visit with 9 Queens for Friday Family Fun Knight for a friendly pick-up game or try your hand at the lawn chess set. See you there!



9 Queens Yurika Isoe at Fourth Friday Family Fun Knight at Bookmans Exchange.

“Our family is so grateful for 9 Queens.  The folks in 9 Queens basically taught our 7 year-old daughter how to play chess at Bookman’s, while our 12 year-old son, who was already familiar with the rules of the game, played a match and met several chess teachers and other youth who play the game.  For our family, chess has become a game that we play amongst ourselves, and socially with friends, and even as a form of  healthy community fun.”

Kurt Fischer

Chess player and parent.