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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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. ”


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Photo courtesy of Jeff Smith (www.jeffsmithusa.com)

Photo courtesy of Jeff Smith (www.jeffsmithusa.com)



This professional development workshop is designed to help teachers, librarians and volunteers how to play chess and use chess as a tool in their classrooms and programs. Arizona teachers participating in this workshop can receive professional development credit for attending. Participants will receive sample lesson plans, activity guides, and free chess sets to start their own program. For more information on this workshop email awalanski@9queens.org.

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Chess Teacher Training
March 2, 2013 9:00 am
March 2, 2013 2:00 pm
February 11, 2013