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. ”

In the News

9th Annual Chess Fest: OFF THE ROOK

April 4, 2016


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!

Categories: Chess Event / Events / In the News / Lead Story / News / Uncategorized / Women in chess

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply