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9 Queens & ASAP Debut Philly Class on October 9th, National Chess Day

For the third year in a row, 9 Queens has teamed up with ASAP (After School Activities Partnership) in Philadelphia to host all-female chess classes. This year’s instructors will include 9 Queens co-founder WGM Jennifer Shahade, WIM Alisa Melekhina and Masterminds Coach Leteef Street. The first session will be held on Saturday, October 9th, 2010 (also National Chess Day!) at the Parkway Central Library Branch (1901 Vine Street) from 2 PM to 4 PM. It will feature a Jeopardy game to test beginning and intermediate players’ chess skills. Contact Windsor Jordan at or 215-545-2727 (ext 18) if you are interested in attending. Also mark your calender for the second session on Saturday, November 13, 2010.

Reminder Tournament this Weekend

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9 Queens and Pima County Public Library are excited to host the 3rd Annual 9 Queens and Kings Chess Tournament the Joel D Valdez Library on Saturday, September 4. This tournament is free and open to chess players of all ages!

2nd Annual All Queens Chess Day

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Save the date- 9 Queens is partnering with Bookmans, the Sahuaro Girl Scout Council and CIty Council Member Regina Romero to host the 2nd Annual All Queens Chess day on October 9, 2010.

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. ”