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. ”

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.